Kew Bridge Station Upgrade

Kew Bridge Station (Hounslow Council ref P/2014/1734, 1735 and 1736)

Update 23/5/2015

The Section 106 Agreement has now been completed and planning permission granted. The feasibility study demonstrates a viable plan for future step-free access to the station platforms. This is good news for a much needed upgrade to this station.

Update 27/03/2015

Step free access at Kew Bridge Station which we raised in our comments on these applications may be set to become a reality. Hounslow Council have confirmed to us (though this is still not shown on their website) that their Planning Committee approved these applications on 25th September 2014 subject to conditions and a planning obligation being secured. The applicant needs to demonstrate that ” a proposal for a potential ramp access into Kew Bridge Station could be brought forward and this should be outlined and demonstrated via plans and a feasibility study”. The Council are now looking at detailed plans submitted by the applicant which demonstrate how a portion of the land could be used to introduce step-free access. A Section 106 Agreement is being drafted and once agreed the planning decision will be granted. 
 

Latest News 26/11/2014

Though the Local MP for Hounslow, Mary Macleod, has said this application has been approved, this is not shown on the Hounslow Council website. We are keeping an eye out to see whether the conditions we suggested have been accepted.

Background

Proposals in this application will result in much needed improvements to Kew Bridge station. We commented on the application to ask for conditions to be imposed for appropriate signage for the commercial uses of the site, a right of way to be established from the westbound station platform over the station yard to the highway to give step free access, and a Section 106 or other financial contribution to improve railway platform access. These improvements will make a big difference to the current dilapidated condition of the station buildings and improve ease of access for all if our suggestions are accepted.

Update 11/11/2014

We are pleased to see the proposals for improvements to Kew Bridge station. We commented on the application to ask for conditions to be imposed on appropriate signage for the commercial uses of the site, a right of way to be established from the westbound station platform over the station yard to the highway to give step free access, and a Section 106 or other financial contribution to improve railway platform access. These improvements will make a big difference to the current dilapidated condition of the station buildings and to the ease of access for all.

Update 13/7/2014

We commented on an application by Network Rail and Bloc Group (in a joint venture named “Blocwork”) to develop this station area which has long been in poor repair. The proposal includes 3 new build family houses, 4 apartments, a refurbished small commercial unit and the re-modelling of the existing station to provide a new apartment, a new commercial unit, and a gymnasium within the existing listed station building and on the storage yard to the rear, currently let to builders’ merchants. In consultation with amenity groups in Hounslow, we have commented to say we welcome the proposals but would like to see conditions imposed on appropriate signage for the commercial uses and for a right of way to be established from the westbound station platform over the station yard to the highway to provide step-free access. We also suggested a financial contribition should be made to improve the railway platform access. You can see the application on Hounslow Council’s website under reference P2104/1734, 1735 and 1736.

 

 

 

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