Category Archives: Planning – Archive

2C Blake Mews

Change of Use from office to residential (Richmond Council reference 18/1765/GPD15)

Update 08/07/2018

The applicant for this change of use has now withdrawn the application.

Update 10/06/2018

Though ir seems there is not much the Council can do to stop this change of use, we have recorded a general observation to say the permitted development rights for this change of use represent poor national policy, failing to allow local decision making based in knowledge of the local area, including the need to maintain local employment opportunities. We also questioned  the extra pressure on parking in this busy part of Kew.

Garden Court, Kew Road

Garden Court, corner of Kew Road and Lichfield Road (Richmond Council ref 18/0122/FUL) Update 20/07/2018 This application has been turned down by Richmond Council on grounds of the design which they consider would be incongruous and visually intrusive and also as no contribution to affordable housing is included. Update 01/06/2018 An application has been submittedContinue Reading

53 Old Deer Park Gardens

Land adjacent to 53 Old Deer Park Gardens (Richmond Council ref 17/4263/FUL) Update 19/01/2018 This application has been withdrawn by the applicant. Update 04/01/2018 We have commented on the proposed construction of a 4 bedroom house with 2 car parking spaces and refuse, recycling and cycle storage and replacement of part of the boundary wallContinue 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

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

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 02/12/2016 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

1-4 Capital Interchange Way: Brentford bus depot and enabling developments

1-4 Capital Interchange Way, bus depot and enabling developments (Hounslow Council ref P/2016/5244) Update 04/01/2018 This application has been refused on 4 grounds: the impact on designated historic assets the harm to residential properties nearby the absence of a legal agreement relating to the  transfer of the bus depot to public infrastructure the absence ofContinue Reading

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