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Telephone Boxes

Telephone Boxes

Telephone Box outside Lloyds Pharmacy in Kew Village (ref 17/1948/TEL)

Update 16/07/2017

We are pleased to see this application has been refused permission for some of the reasons we gave, summarised below.

Update 12/06/2017

We have objected to an application for a new telephone box on the pavement outside Lloyd’s Pharmacy in Kew Village. A similar application outside Tescos on the other side of Station Parade (ref 17/1349/TEL) has just been refused by Richmond Council. The new telephone box on the main pedestrian route from Kew Gardens station to the Royal Botanic Gardens would add unnecessary clutter and do nothing to enhance the character and appearance of this conservation area. Nor is it clear to us that there is demand for telephone boxes in the age of the ubiquitous mobile phone,

 

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

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

102 North Road

New cafe/deli in the Village Update 10/06/2015 This application has been approved with some conditions, including opening hours to be restricted to no more than 07.30-20.00 on Monday-Friday and 08.30-18.00 on Saturdays. Update 10/05/2016 We have supported this application (Council reference 16/0710/FUL) to convert the ground floor of this property back to A3 use asContinue Reading

338 Kew Road

Proposed Change of use to a Montessori School (Richmond Council ref 15/5056/FUL) Update 25/11/2016 The applicant has now withdrawn this application. Update 31/05/2016 This application was due to be discussed at Planning Committee on 25th May but was withdrawn from the agenda on the day, at the applicant’s request, to consider the conditions recommended byContinue Reading

The Avenue Club

Expanding facilities Update 11/03/2016 We are pleased to see this application has been approved. Update 06/02/2016 We have now written to support this application which will provide expanded facilities for the Avenue Club and other community groups. Update 13/01/2016 Kew Community Trust have helpfully notified us that they are submitting a planning  application to buildContinue 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 28/07/2017 Richmond Council’s Planning Committee on 19 July considered the two applications made after the one, for a larger scheme, approved on appeal. The Committee approved both applications (ref 16/4890/FUL and 16/4889/OUT) with some conditions. The developer is now likely to proceed with the largerContinue Reading

275 Sandycombe Road – the Iron Church

275 Sandycombe Road – the Iron Church (ref 15/2682/FUL and 16/0905/FUL) Update 25/02/2017 This application (reference16/0905/FUL) was approved at Richmond Council’s Planning Committee on 22nd February. Update 12/04/2016 A new application has been submitted to demolish the Iron Church on this site and replace it with, this time, 6 flats and a slightly bigger thanContinue Reading

NEWS

Changes to London Transport routes Update 20/07/2017 Transport for London have opened a consul [more]
63 Sandycombe Road (Richmond Council ref 16/2307/FUL and 16/4845/PS192 and 17/0870/FUL) Update 3 [more]

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