Author Archives: Caroline Brock

Richmond Community Awards

Richmond Community awards Update 23/09/2017 We nominated our very own Mary Done for a community award. Mary has done amazing work for the Kew Society as our Honorary Secretary for 6 years, organiser of a very full programme of events and maintaining our links with the Thames Landscape Strategy. We are very pleased that RichmondContinue Reading

Kew Pond

The story of Kew Pond Update 20/09/2017 Some of you will already know the story of Kew Pond, on the north east corner of Kew Green, and how it is maintained today by local volunteers working with Richmond Council. We are featuring it in our latest Newsletter but here is a longer article all aboutContinue Reading

Garage at the rear or 63-65 Raleigh Road

Garage at the rear of 63-65 Raleigh Road (Richmond Council ref 17/2625/FUL) Update 13/12/2017 This application, which had a large number of objections including our own, has been refused. on grounds of; the absence of sufficient off-street car parking spaces and no satisfactory parking survey to show that the shortfall would not be prejudicial toContinue Reading

Citroen Garage Site Capital Interchange Way, Brentford

Citroen Garage site at Capital Interchange Way, Brentford (Hounslow Council ref P/2017/4692 and Richmond Council ref 17/4104/CON) Update 03/03/2018 The planning application was refused permission by Hounslow Council but has been called in by the London Mayor. The development is within a new “Opportunity Area” identified as having the capacity to accommodate at least 7,500Continue Reading

269-271 Sandycombe Road

269-271 Sandycombe Road (Richmond Council ref. 17/2671/ES191 and 18/0049/FUL) Update 25/03/2018 A new application (18/0049/FUL) has been approved for change of use to a guesthouse. Update 08/10/2017 This application has been refused on the basis that it was not lawful. Update 17/08/2017 We have commented on this application to establish the use of the propertyContinue Reading

Chiswick Roundabout B and Q site

B&Q site redevelopment Update 12/06/2017 Developers Reef Estates are holding a public exhibition on their proposals to redevelop this site on Chiswick roundabout, opposite the site proposed for the 32 storey “Chiswick Curve” which was refused by Hounslow Council. The exhibition will be held at the London Museum of Steam and Water, Green Dragon Lane,Continue Reading

Telephone Boxes

Telephone Boxes Update 02/02/2018 New telephone box outside Lloyds Pharmacy We are glad to see that the appeal against the refusal of permission for a telephone box here has been dismissed on grounds of the harm to the character and appearance of the street scene and the setting of the adjacent Building of Townscape MeritContinue Reading

Bell and Crown pub and restaurant

Bell and Crown pub and restaurant at Strand on the Green (Hounslow Council ref P/2017/1790) Update 03/09/2017 We have been keeping in touch with the Strand on the Green Association (SoGA) on this application. They and the immediate neighbour adjoining the Bell and Crown had a meeting with the pub who agreed that the firstContinue Reading

22 Shaftesbury Road

22 Shaftesbury Road (Richmond Council ref 17/1262/HOT) Update 16/07/2017 Richmond Council has given permission for this application. Update 10/05/2017 We have objected to this application for a very substantial increase in size of the property including a large basement. We do not normally comment on individual household applications but in this case we believe there areContinue Reading

Conservation Areas

Designation of new conservation area in Kew Update 26/04/2017 In 2015, the Council undertook a consultation with residents and businesses whose properties would be affected by the proposed new Conservation Areas in Kew and Whitton. The Council has now designated the following areas in Kew: Conservation Area  15 (extension): Sandycombe Road (269-363 odd; 270-290 even).Continue Reading

NEWS

The Stag Brewery site redevelopment (Richmond Council references 18/0547/FUL and 18/0548/18) Upd [more]
Gardening training opportunity Update 15/04/2018 Energy Garden who worked with us to create t [more]

EVENTS

  • Thu
    26
    Apr
    2018
    7.30pm (doors open at 7pm)Kew Community Centre, St Luke's in The Avenue, TW9 2AJ.

    This is a chance to hear Kew Ward candidates speak

  • Fri
    11
    May
    2018
    6:30 pmKew Gardens at Elizabeth Gate, Kew Green.

    Details to be confirmed.

    Email events@kewsociety.o

  • Sun
    10
    Jun
    2018
    10:00 amChiswick House

    Details to follow

    email events@kewsociety.org to a

  • Sat
    21
    Jul
    2018
    6:00 pmPriory Park Tennis Club, Forest Road

    Don't miss our Summer Party. This is a chance to s