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Lionel Road South: public exhibition

You will no doubt recall that Brentford FC received detailed planning consent for a new community stadium at Lionel Road South in June 2014. At that time, outline planning consent was also granted for new homes, retail, a hotel and public realm improvements on the site. Attached is an invitation to a public exhibition being held on 15 and…

Deer Park School

Deer Park School new location Update 23/02/2016 We are very pleased to see that the proposed Deer Park School will not be at this inappropriate location at London House, You can see the announcement of the decision for the school’s permanent home to be at Ryde House in East Twickenham on the link here. Measurements…

Telecoms Masts and equipment

Telecoms Update 25/02/2017 The contract for new telecoms equipment on the roof of the National Archives has been signed with Vodafone. Installation is still being planned following site visits. Update 04/01/2017 An application for telecoms equipment in the Old Deer Park at Pools on the Park  (ref 16/4132/MOB) has been turned down by Richmond Council….

Queen’s Church of England Primary School

Queen’s Church of England School Update 05/04/2017 The application 16/4201/VRC was approved by Richmond Council’s planning committee on 22 March 2017 with some conditions. The community use agreement, including times the playing fields can be used and parking arrangements, will be considered further with the community and brought back to the Planning Committee for approval….

Ruth House, Burlington Avenue

Re-development of Ruth House on the corner of Burlington Avenue and the Mortlake Road (Richmond Council ref 12/3893/FUL) Update 7/2/2013 We objected to the re-development of Ruth House, Burlington Avenue. There are two applications on this plot, one for housing facing Burlington Avenue and one for housing and parking facing Mortlake Road.  We have objected…

Policy consultations by central Government

House of Lords Select Committee on National Policy for the Built Environment Update 22/02/2016 The Select Committee has now published its report, “Building better places”, which you can see here. We are pleased to see that the Committee has picked up on several of our points, perhaps most notably recommending that financial viability assessments, often…

King’s Observatory, Old Deer Park

Kew’s historic King’s Observatory (Richmond Council ref 11/2592/FUL) Update 11/4/2013 You may remember that we supported the conversion of the historic Royal Observatory into a private residence provided that access was allowed to the cupola and telescope from time to time. Richmond Council considered this at their planning meeting on 14 March 2013. The Planning…

Mortlake Terrace

Change of use application at 2-3 Mortlake Terrace (Richmond Council reference 12/3579/COU) Update 6/11/2013 Permission for change of use has been granted on appeal. Update 11/5/2013 We were surprised to see that the Council turned down an application at 2-3 Mortlake Terrace for a change of use from retail to an estate agent. This was where…

1-2 South Avenue

1-2 South Avenue (Richmond Council reference 12/3447) Update 8/10/2013 The re-development of this commercial site, which has been derelict for several years, has now been approved on appeal. Though we support the need to see the area brought back into productive use, we had objected to the specific plans over concerns including traffic and parking implications….

305 Sandycombe Road

305 Sandycombe Road (Richmond Council ref. 13/3588/FUL) Update 06/02/2016 Two years after the granting of permission for change of use, the developer has finally dealt with the last of the conditions needing to be discharged before work could begin. We hope this means that work will start soon on this currently sorry looking building. Update…


Designation of new conservation area in Kew Update 26/04/2017 In 2015, the Council undertook a [more]
Way finding in Kew Update 16/12/2016 Richmond Council have been in touch with us to discuss th [more]