Category Archives: news

Electric Vehicle Charging Points

Electric Vehicle Charging Points

Update 19/02/2018

Richmond Council are consulting on the location of more electric vehicle charging points in Kew and elsewhere in the Borough. You can see the proposals and have your say, by 11 March, here:

https://haveyoursay.citizenspace.com/richmondecs/electric-vehicle-18/consult_view/

Update 18/01/2018

The rapid electric vehicle charging point at 241-245 Lower Richmond Road (ref 17/3687/FUL) has been approved.

Update 14/12/2017

In October 2016 we commented in support of Richmond Council’s policy on encouraging an increase in uptake of electric vehicles in the Borough. Much depends on finding suitable locations for electric vehicle charging points, convenient for residents. We commented on the proposal for a charging point at 241-245 Lower Richmond Road (A316) (Council reference 17/3687/FUL) to say that we encouraged the expansion of electric charging points being promoted by Transport for London and suggested suitable arrangements be agreed for when the charging points might be used for commercial vehicles and when for residents. We also asked whether other off road locations were being actively considered.

The Council are having to weigh up the demand for charging points with the increase in parking stress through loss of parking spaces in each proposed location.The Council’s Planning Committee considered a number of applications for charging points at their meeting on 29th November 2017 and turned them down because of the parking stress created. We hope suitable alternative locations will be identified so that the policy to encourage uptake of electric cars can be implemented quickly.

Air Quality Action – volunteers needed

 Air Quality action Update 13/02/2018 Volunteers are urgently needed to join a series of local ‘Idling Action’ days, educating parents, carers and motorists of the dangers to air quality when leaving their car engines idling on the school run, outside shops, at level crossings or anywhere when parked for a minute or more. Volunteers workContinue Reading

Policy Consultations by the London Mayor: draft new London Plan

London Mayor’s draft new London Plan The Mayor is consulting on a new London Plan. You can see the consultation here: https://www.london.gov.uk/what-we-do/planning/london-plan/new-london-plan/download-draft-london-plan-0 We are considering comments from the Kew Society and will post them here as soon as we have completed our review. London’s Environment Strategy Consultation Update 05/12/2017 We have commented on the London’s Mayor’sContinue Reading

Kew Biothane Plant redevelopment – have your say

Kew Biothane Plant redevelopment Update 19/02/2018 We have been approached by the developer of this brownfield site near the Thames towpath for our initial thoughts on their proposals to develop the site to provide later life care facilities before they make an application. We welcome this early engagement with the local community and will beContinue Reading

Policy Consultations by Transport for London: Ultra Low Emission Zone and Low Emission Zone changes

Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) and Low Emission Zone (LEZ) Changes Update 07/02/2018 We have now submitted our comments on this consultation pressing for a more ambitious approach by the Mayor of London to improve our air quality. In summary, we believe all Londoners should have the same entitlement to clean air and the regulationsContinue Reading

Watermans Art Centre

Watermans art centre, 40-40A High Street Brentford (ref P/2017/3372) Update 09/02/2018 We are disappointed to see that Hounslow Council have approved this application. Whilst we support regeneration and the on site inclusion of affordable housing, we will continue to oppose tall buildings along the river frontage, affecting historic vistas from the Royal Botanic Gardens inContinue Reading

Heathrow

Heathrow expansion proposals Update 08/02/2018 Richmond Council’s press release gives some sound advice on why you should be wary in the way you respond to these consultations (below) from Heathrow. Take a look at the press release with quotes from Richmond, Hillingdon, Wandsworth, Windsor and Maidenhead Councils, all opposing Heathrow expansion: https://www.richmond.gov.uk/council/news/press_office/older_news/february_2018/bogus_choices_on_noise_confirm_heathrow_is_wrong_place_for_expansion Update 22/01/2018 HeathrowContinue Reading

Policy Consultations by Richmond Council

Have your say on Richmond Council Consultations Update 26/01/2018 There are 3 open consultations from Richmond Council on which you might like to have your say: making a bid for the Council’s Community Pavement Repair Fund your priorities for improvements in Kew through Villager Planning, and a new draft policy on housing and homelessness. YouContinue Reading

EVENTS