Author Archives: Caroline Brock

Telephone Boxes

Telephone Boxes Update 23/09/2017 New telephone box outside Lloyds Pharmacy The telephone box outside Lloyds Pharmacy at 19-21 Station Parade (ref 17/1948/TEL) is also now being appealed. (ref APP/L5810/W/17/3181110). Update 30/08/2017 New telephone box outside Tesco’s, 2-8 Station Parade (ref 17/1349/TEL) This application which was refused permission is now going to appeal alongside 8 otherContinue 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

Way finding in Kew

Way finding in Kew Update 16/12/2016 Richmond Council have been in touch with us to discuss their proposals for improving the signage around Kew Gardens station to the Royal Botanic Gardens, the National Archives, and Mortlake Crematorium which we have suggested, in our experience, are the key destinations visitors look for alongside Kew Green, KewContinue Reading

Kew Biothane

Kew Biothane redevelopment Update 2/12/2016 This site, at Mellis Avenue, is included in Richmond’s site allocation plan to be redeveloped for housing. The land has now been put up for sale and work is underway by the owner, Thames Water Utilities, to decommission the site no longer needed for waste treatment by the Stag Brewery,Continue Reading

63 Kew Green

63 Kew Green ref 16/1903/FUL Update 2/12/2016 We commented on this application for a change of use from office accommodation on the ground floor to a 2 bedroom flat to ask whether the Kew Green elevation could be restored to its original Georgian fenestration design and whether reinforced glass without railings could be considered forContinue Reading

9 Station Approach

9 Station Approach (formerly Ma Cuisine) ref 16/3159/FUL and 16/3160/ADV and 16/4483/FUL Update 27/10/2017 We have for some time been discussing with Richmond Council’s environmental health department and with the new general manager at Antipodea the acrid smoke coming from the chimney for the new wood burning stove at Antipodea. The stove appears to beContinue Reading

Brentford bus garage and enabling developments

Brentford bus garage and enabling developments ref P/2016/5244 or 01508/B/P13 Update 08/09/2017 Hounslow Council officers have recommended refusal of this application which was to be considered at the Hounslow Planning Committee meeting on 7th September. We are awaiting confirmation of the outcome of the Committee meeting. Update 27/01/2017 We have submitted objections to this over-developmentContinue Reading

273a Sandycombe Road

273a Sandycombe Road (ref 16/3213/GPD15 and 17/2532/GPD15) Update 30/8/2017 The prior approval for change of use has been granted with conditions attached. Update 20/07/2017 An application for prior approval of change of use from office to 5 residential units has been made. We have commented to say that with have no objection to the changeContinue Reading

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Pedestrian accessibility improvements Update 27/10/2017 Richmond Council have started a public [more]
Kew Pond
The story of Kew Pond Update 20/09/2017 Some of you will already know the story of Kew Pon [more]

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