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 first floor terrace would be reduced so as not to stretch to the neighbour’s property.  The Bell & Crown subsequently elected to withdraw the first floor terrace and outside dining completely.
At that stage, as agreed with the Bell & Crown, both the neighbour and SoGA withdrew their objections to the application. It seems this revised application has now been approved but, unlike Richmond Council’s website, we are not able to see what other comments were made on the application nor the details of the decision. Hounslow Council would do well to review the transparency of the information on their website which leaves much to be desired.

Update 12/06/2017

We discussed this application, to extend the first and second floors of this pub on the river Thames, with the Strand on the Green Association. The application was submitted despite the pre-application advice given by Hounslow Council’s conservation officer about the adverse effect the development would have on this historic building and on the setting alongside other historic buildings. We endorsed the comments of the conservation officer and also objected to the potential noise from open terrace areas would would carry across the river as well as to nearby residential properties. Hounslow Council recently refused permission for extension of the nearby City Barge pub which we also cited as reason to refuse this application.

 

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  • Mon
    12
    Feb
    2018
    7:30 pmDuke Street Church, Richmond. TW9 1DH

    Image of John Greening with garden plan

    Museum consultant and historian Val Bott has been studying the heyday of nursery gardening since 2006. In parishes along the Thames their garden grounds were well located for the river and road transport and they supplied estates and gardens of every size. Members of one family held the majority of royal contracts in the 18th century, in London, Windsor, Hampton Court, and Richmond. Although they were based in Isleworth, the Greening family had royal contracts at both the Kew Garden and the Richmond Garden, both part of the Kew Gardens today.

    Doors open at 7.30pm and the talk starts at 8pm

    We are very pleased to be promoting this event jointly with the Richmond Local History Society.

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    Non-members £4.