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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). This is an extension of Kew Gardens conservation area.
  • Conservation Area  73: Burlington Avenue (2-76 even; 1-69 odd), Beechwood Avenue (1-51 odd; 2-54 even); West Park Road 2-44 even;  1-33 odd); North Road (97-115);
  • Conservation Area 74: Ruskin Avenue (2-22 even; 1-21 odd), part Defoe Avenue (24-68 even; 21-67 odd).

The Conservation Area statements including the maps showing the boundaries of the new Conservation Areas can be found on the Council’s website here

Conservation area status awards the Council additional powers to control changes in these special areas. These include control over the demolition of buildings, trees, advertisements, some minor alterations and additions, and the design of new development.

Signage

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

1-9 Sandycombe Road

1-9 Sandycombe Road Redevelopment proposals (ref APP/L5810/W/16/3158532, 16/4890/FUL and 16/4889/OUT) Update 28/4/2017 The Appeal public inquiry has now concluded and we await the decision of the Inspector. We spoke at the inquiry to oppose the application largely because of its height, scale and massing. Several local residents were present. Councillor Speak also spoke against the application.Continue Reading

Local interests

Local Interests & Activities A comprehensive list of events and information about local organisations and businesses can be found on the KewTW9 web site. However, we sometimes receive requests to promote events of interest from other organisations. So please find a few here that you may like to follow up. AGM + Talk: Derek Robinson on theContinue Reading

Chiswick Curve

Chiswick Curve (Hounslow Council ref P/2015/5555 and 5560) Update 14/01/2017 Although slightly revised by the developer after their initial 2015 application, the proposal for a massive twin tower (32 storeys – 120 metres high) skyscraper at Chiswick Roundabout has at last, unanimously, been turned down by Hounslow planning committee.    The project would have involved overContinue Reading

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