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Great Pagoda restoration, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Restoration of the Great Pagoda Update 30/07/2018 Polly Putnam, one of the Historic Royal Palaces curators who has worked for the last 2 years on the restoration of the Great Pagoda, has kindly provided us with the text of the speech she made at the re-opening of the Great Pagoda, described in the update below….

Richmond in Bloom

Richmond in Bloom: Best Village in Bloom Update 08/07/2018 The judges – Hugo Ross Tatum and Ed Locke  – viewed our entry last week, starting with the bench/planter outside the Kew Greenhouse cafe.  We are grateful to the Shoe Station for their flower laden tricycle and to Canopy for their floral window display to help…

Air Quality

Update 13/08/2018 Clean Air Strategy 2108 consultation We have today submitted comments on the consultation by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) on a new Clean Air Strategy. You can see the consultation document here: https://consult.defra.gov.uk/environmental-quality/clean-air-strategy-consultation/user_uploads/clean-air-strategy-2018-consultation.pdf   And our response, urging the Government to take stronger and more rapid action, including a new…

Citroen Garage Site Capital Interchange Way, Brentford

Citroen Garage site at Capital Interchange Way, Brentford (Hounslow Council resf P/2017/4692 and 01508/A/P6, Richmond Council ref 17/4104/CON and GLA reference D&P/4279) Update 21/07/2018 We gave evidence and answered questions from the London Mayor at the Public Hearing held yesterday. You can see the proceedings here: https://www.london.gov.uk/what-we-do/planning/planning-applications-and-decisions/public-hearings/citroen-site-public-hearing John Ricketts on behalf of the Kew Society…

9 Station Approach

9 Station Approach (formerly Ma Cuisine) ref 16/3159/FUL and 16/3160/ADV, 16/4483/FUL and 18/2162/ES191 Update 07/08/2018 A section 191 application has finally been submitted by the applicant (ref 18/2162/ES191) to establish use of the premises as Class A3 – a restaurant. We do not contest use for this purpose but have drawn attention to comments we…

Public meeting on transport issues

Graffiti along the rail track between Kew and Richmond Update 17/08/2018 Community public meeting on transport Zac Goldsmith MP has organised a community public meeting for all to put their questions on transport to South West Rail, Network Rail and Transport for London on Wednesday 12th September at 19.00 at the Duke Street Church, Duke…

Telecoms Masts and equipment

Telecoms Land opposite 105 North Road – telecoms equipment (Richmond Council ref. 18/1989/TEL) Update 10/08/2018 This application has been refused on grounds of the detrmental impact on conservation areas and listed buildings as well as potential impact on trees. We are asking Richmond Council to consider a pro-active strategy, building on their Supplementary Planning Document,…

Chiswick Curve (Land at Chiswick Roundabout) Public Inquiry

Land at Chiswick Roundabout Public Inquiry Chiswick Curve (Hounslow Council ref P/2015/5555 and 5560 and appeal refs APP/F5540/W/17/3180962 and APP/F5540/Z/17/3173208) Update 13/07/2018 We now have confirmation that the Inspector will submit his report to the Secretary of State on or before 22 October 2018. Once submitted we will be told of the expected timetable for…

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Great Pagoda restoration, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Restoration of the Great Pagoda Update 30/07/2018 Polly Putnam, one of the Historic R [more]
Richmond in Bloom
Richmond in Bloom: Best Village in Bloom Update 08/07/2018 The judges - Hugo Ross Tatum and Ed [more]

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