News

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Policy Consultations by the London Mayor: draft new London Plan

London Mayor’s draft new London Plan Update 28/02/2018 We have submitted comments from the Kew Society to the draft new London Plan. You can see our response here: New London Plan Kew Society comments final letter Broadly, though there is much in the new draft London Plan we support, we have major concerns over: (i)…

Citroen Garage Site Capital Interchange Way, Brentford

Citroen Garage site at Capital Interchange Way, Brentford (Hounslow Council ref P/2017/4692 and Richmond Council ref 17/4104/CON) Update 03/03/2018 The planning application was refused permission by Hounslow Council but has been called in by the London Mayor. The development is within a new “Opportunity Area” identified as having the capacity to accommodate at least 7,500…

Kew Gardens Station Platforms planting

Gardening training opportunity Update 15/04/2018 Energy Garden who worked with us to create the planting at Kew Gardens Station have just launched their 2018 youth training programme, aimed at 16-19 year olds living near Energy Garden sites. You can see the details here: Energy Garden youth training 2018 This is a paid AQA-accredited programme in horticulture, renewable energy,…

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 09/04/2018 The London Mayor has published his new Transport Strategy for London which you can see here: https://www.london.gov.uk/sites/default/files/mayors-transport-strategy-2018.pdf He has not extended the ULEZ boundary as we and others suggested he should – the boundary along the North and South circular roads is not…

Heathrow – meetng with the Aviation Minister

Heathrow expansion proposals Update 18/04/2018 The Richmond Heathrow Campaign (RHC) were invited to meet Baroness Sugg, the Aviation Minister, with other groups to discuss our opposition to a third runway at Heathrow. We have followed up the meeting with a letter confirming the points we made and adding more background in support of our points….

Old Deer Park

Old Deer Park Update 31/03/2018 Richmond Council have published the finalised Supplementary Planning Document for the Old Deer Park. You can see the final version here: http://www.richmond.gov.uk/media/15524/old_deer_park_spd.pdf We are pleased to see our comments have been considered, including acknowledging that the community would like to see access between the Kew Road and the towpath through the…

EVENTS

Event Information:

  • Wed
    07
    Mar
    2018
    6.45pm for 7pm startThe National Archives

    A316, early days.

    Paul Velluet, President of the Richmond Local History Society, Chartered Architect and former Assistant Regional Director of English heritage, has kindly agreed to give a talk to The Kew Society entitled “Richmond Divided”, on the building of the A316 that promises to be both fascinating and enlightening.

    The presentation will include archived maps, going back to the 1700’s and photographs from the 1930’s cataloguing each stage of the roads development and the necessary demolition of existing housing stock.

    As we drive, cycle and attempt to navigate the A316 on foot, we might now be much more likely to take notice of the evidence of the distant past along its route. 

    Tickets available on the door.

    Kew Society members £3, Non-members £6