Planning – Archive

2C Blake Mews

Change of Use from office to residential (Richmond Council reference 18/1765/GPD15) Update 08/07/2018 The applicant for this change of use has now withdrawn the application. Update 10/06/2018 Though ir seems there is not much the Council can do to stop this change of use, we have recorded a general observation to say the permitted development…

53 Old Deer Park Gardens

Land adjacent to 53 Old Deer Park Gardens (Richmond Council ref 17/4263/FUL) Update 19/01/2018 This application has been withdrawn by the applicant. Update 04/01/2018 We have commented on the proposed construction of a 4 bedroom house with 2 car parking spaces and refuse, recycling and cycle storage and replacement of part of the boundary wall…

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)…

269-271 Sandycombe Road

269-271 Sandycombe Road (Richmond Council ref. 17/2671/ES191 and 18/0049/FUL) Update 25/03/2018 A new application (18/0049/FUL) has been approved for change of use to a guesthouse. Update 08/10/2017 This application has been refused on the basis that it was not lawful. Update 17/08/2017 We have commented on this application to establish the use of the property…

Telephone Boxes

Telephone Boxes Update 02/02/2018 New telephone box outside Lloyds Pharmacy We are glad to see that the appeal against the refusal of permission for a telephone box here has been dismissed on grounds of the harm to the character and appearance of the street scene and the setting of the adjacent Building of Townscape Merit…

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…

Conservation Areas

Designation of new conservation area in Kew Update 26/04/2017 In 2015, the Council undertook a consultation with residents and businesses whose properties would be affected by the proposed new Conservation Areas in Kew and Whitton. The Council has now designated the following areas in Kew: Conservation Area  15 (extension): Sandycombe Road (269-363 odd; 270-290 even)….

63 Kew Green

63 Kew Green ref 16/1903/FUL Update 02/12/2016 We commented on this application for a change of use from office accommodation on the ground floor to a 2 bedroom flat to ask whether the Kew Green elevation could be restored to its original Georgian fenestration design and whether reinforced glass without railings could be considered for…

1-4 Capital Interchange Way: Brentford bus depot and enabling developments

1-4 Capital Interchange Way, bus depot and enabling developments (Hounslow Council ref P/2016/5244) Update 04/01/2018 This application has been refused on 4 grounds: the impact on designated historic assets the harm to residential properties nearby the absence of a legal agreement relating to the  transfer of the bus depot to public infrastructure the absence of…

273a Sandycombe Road

273a Sandycombe Road (ref 16/3213/GPD15 and 17/2532/GPD15) Update 30/8/2017 The prior approval for change of use has been granted with conditions attached. Update 20/07/2017 An application for prior approval of change of use from office to 5 residential units has been made. We have commented to say that with have no objection to the change…

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EVENTS

Event Information:

  • Sun
    12
    Aug
    2018
    2pm or 3pmSandycoombe Rd. St Margaret's

    Turners House has been carefully restored and is now open to the public once more.

    Sandycombe Lodge was built by 1813 to the designs of England’s great landscape painter, J.M.W. Turner; working here as his own architect to create a quiet retreat for himself, away from the pressures of the London art world. It also provided a home for his father, old William, in retirement from his trade as a barber and wigmaker in Covent Garden. With old William’s declining health and changes in his own life, Turner sold the house in 1826.  After an interesting history which includes 'airmens goggles' it was bought by Professor Harold Livermore and his wife Ann in 1947. They were careful custodians of the house and its precious heritage, and well-informed collectors of art relating to Turner and his time. In the 1950s they secured Grade 2* listing for the building. Professor Livermore set up The Sandycombe Lodge Trust, now Turner’s House Trust, in 2005 and on his death at the age of 95 in 2010, the Trust became the owner of Sandycombe.

    Please join us for a guided tour either at 2pm or 3pm.

    Please note that within the house, only the ground floor drawing room is fully accessible for visitors with mobility issues. The garden, and toilet is fully wheelchair accessible.

    Ticket price £6 per person.

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