Category Archives: Planning – Archive

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

267 Sandycombe Road

267 Sandycombe Road redevelopment (ref 15/3945/FUL and APP/L5810/W/15/3133726, 16/1483/FUL and 17/1864/FUL) Update 30/08/2017 This latest application –  reference 17/1864/FUL – has also now been withdrawn. Update 02/07/2017 We have commented on the latest application for this site – reference 17/1864/FUL – to demolish the existing building and replace with a 2 storey building over aContinue Reading

20 Kew Green

20 Kew Green (ref 15/4556/FUL and 15/4557/LBC) Update 4/03/2016 Richmond Council has approved these applications with conditions, including reinstatement of the railings and public highway and for brickwork, pointing and bonding to match existing. A separate application (ref 15/4009/FUL) for a pool house in the garden was refused in the Council’s  Planning Committee on 24thContinue Reading

Deer Park School

Deer Park School new location Update 23/02/2016 We are very pleased to see that the proposed Deer Park School will not be at this inappropriate location at London House, You can see the announcement of the decision for the school’s permanent home to be at Ryde House in East Twickenham on the link here. MeasurementsContinue Reading

Telecoms Masts and equipment

Telecoms  Update 25/02/2017 The contract for new telecoms equipment on the roof of the National Archives has been signed with Vodafone. Installation is still being planned following site visits. Update 04/01/2017 An application for telecoms equipment in the Old Deer Park at Pools on the Park  (ref 16/4132/MOB) has been turned down by Richmond Council.Continue Reading

12 Princes Road

12 Princes Road (ref. 16/2691/FUL and 17/1207/FUL) Update 21/10/2017 This application (17/1207/FUL) for change of use to a dental practice has been approved with conditions on, for example, opening hours, overlooking of neighbouring properties, parking and landscaping. Update 28/04/2017 We have submitted general observations on this application which is an improvement on the withdrawn application,Continue Reading

Queen’s Church of England Primary School

Queen’s Church of England School Update 05/04/2017 The application 16/4201/VRC was approved by Richmond Council’s planning committee on 22 March 2017 with some conditions. The community use agreement, including times the playing fields can be used and parking arrangements, will be considered further with the community and brought back to the Planning Committee for approval.Continue Reading

Ruth House, Burlington Avenue

Re-development of Ruth House on the corner of Burlington Avenue and the Mortlake Road (Richmond Council ref 12/3893/FUL) Update 16/01/2014 Permission has been granted for this development. Update 7/02/2013 We objected to the re-development of Ruth House, Burlington Avenue. There are two applications on this plot, one for housing facing Burlington Avenue and one forContinue Reading

Policy consultations by central Government

House of Lords Select Committee on National Policy for the Built Environment Update 22/02/2016 The Select Committee has now published its report, “Building better places”, which you can see here. We are pleased to see that the Committee has picked up on several of our points, perhaps most notably recommending that financial viability assessments, oftenContinue Reading


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Kew Pond
The story of Kew Pond Update 20/09/2017 Some of you will already know the story of Kew Pon [more]