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:

  • Mon
    26
    Feb
    2018
    7pm (doors open at 6.30)The National Archives

    Picture by Caroline Blomfield

    The Kew Society is delighted to welcome Dr Lee Prosser and Polly Putnam, Curators of Historic Royal Palaces who will be talking about the two year restoration project to conserve the Great Pagoda. The building will start to be unwrapped soon ready for reopening this summer.

    Kew's iconic Pagoda was completed in 1762 by Sir William Chambers. The ten-storey octagonal structure is 163 ft high (almost 50 meters) and was designed at the height of the 18th century craze for chinoiserie in Georgian London. The original building was very colourful; the roofs being covered with varnished iron plates, with a dragon on each of its 80 corners.

    Tickets will be available at the door on the night.

    Kew Society members £3

    Non members : £6