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) the overemphasis on growth in the South-East rather than a wider look at sustainable growth across the UK as a  whole

(ii) the weakening of protection of our green spaces and Metropolitan Open Land, including for the river Thames,

(iii) the protection of the World Heritage status of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

(iv) the need to identify funding, particularly for the necessary infrastructure to support housing growth, and

(v) an erosion of localism with insufficient flexibility left to Boroughs to achieve agreed overall aims.

Update 05/12/2017

The Mayor is consulting on a new London Plan. You can see the consultation here: https://www.london.gov.uk/what-we-do/planning/london-plan/new-london-plan/download-draft-london-plan-0

We are considering comments from the Kew Society and will post them here as soon as we have completed our review.

London’s Environment Strategy Consultation

Update 05/12/2017

We have commented on the London’s Mayor’s Environment Strategy consultation which includes proposals on improving air quality. You can see our response here: Kew Society response to London Mayor’s consultation on environment final

Consultation on closure of Sovereign Gate Police Station, Richmond

Update 19/09/2017

The Mayor’s Office is consulting on closures of police stations across the capital, including Sovereign Gate in Richmond where the neighbourhood team for Kew Ward, and 2  other adjacent Wards, is based. If closed, the team will be based in Twickenham. See the consultation here and have your say by 6 October: https://www.london.gov.uk/what-we-do/mayors-office-policing-and-crime-mopac/mopac-consultations/share-your-views-accessing-met

 

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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