Garage at the rear or 63-65 Raleigh Road

Garage at the rear of 63-65 Raleigh Road (Richmond Council ref 17/2625/FUL)

Update 15/06/2018

The applicant has now submitted an appeal against the refused planning permission.

Update 13/12/2017

This application, which had a large number of objections including our own, has been refused. on grounds of:

  • the absence of sufficient off-street car parking spaces and no satisfactory parking survey to show that the shortfall would not be prejudicial to the free flow of traffic and highway and pedestrian safety in surrounding streets, and
  • the intensification of the use of the site and associated increase in vehicles entering/exiting via the access road and the lack of capacity on-site to store vehicles other than in the access road, which Richmond Council considered would result in a harmful increase in manoeuvres at the access road/Raleigh Road junction, detrimental to the free flow of traffic and highway and pedestrian safety.

Update 15/09/2017

We have objected to the retrospective application to extend this garage business, making use of the former substation and building a single storey extension, for the same reasons as set out by Councillor Stephen Speak in calling the application in to be considered by Richmond Council’s Planning Committee.

The proximity to houses in Raleigh Road would we believe result in unacceptable levels of noise, fumes and  overlooking as well as the impact of increased volumes of cars. Opening hours also need to be regularised.

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  • 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