Planning – Current Issues

Kew Biothane

Kew Biothane redevelopment Update 2/12/2016 This site, at Mellis Avenue, is included in Richmond’s site allocation plan to be redeveloped for housing. The land has now been put up for sale and work is underway by the owner, Thames Water Utilities, to decommission the site no longer needed for waste treatment by the Stag Brewery,…

9 Station Approach

9 Station Approach (formerly Ma Cuisine) ref 16/3159/FUL and 16/3160/ADV and 16/4483/FUL Update 27/01/2017 New drawings have been submitted for this application which are still not correct, omitting changes to the front facade where loud speakers, additional lighting and heating units have been placed. We have asked for their removal. Proposals for timber slatted screening…

Brentford bus garage and enabling developments

Brentford bus garage and enabling developments ref P/2016/5244 or 01508/B/P13 Update 27/01/2017 We have submitted objections to this over-development at 1-4 Capital Interchange Way which would affect vistas as well as traffic and associated increased air pollution. Many of the reasons given by Hounslow Council’s Planning Committee for turning down the Chiswick Curve application, which…


Houseboat at Strand on the Green An application has been made to the Port of London Authority (PLA) for a new houseboat mooring at Steam Packet Steps (near the Bell and Crown pub) which will be visible from Kew. We have objected because of the visual impact next to listed buildings along the river bank…

1-9 Sandycombe Road

1-9 Sandycombe Road Redevelopment proposals (ref APP/L5810/W/16/3158532, 16/4890/FUL and 16/4889/OUT) Update 27/01/2017 The Appeal Hearing for the application turned down by Richmond Council is expected to be at the end of April. In the meantime the developers have submitted 2 new planning applications for this site. One (16/4890/FUL) makes minor modifications to the external appearance to meet…

Brentford Football Stadium Rugby use

Brentford Football Stadium Rugby use Update 04/01/2017 Richmond Council have notified us that they are not objecting to the use of the stadium for rugby as well as football subject to agreement of funding by Hounslow Council for new CPZ arrangements in Kew which forms part of the original Section 106 agreement for the development….

Watermans Art Centre

Watermans art centre Update 04/01/2017 An application has not yet been submitted for the re-development of this waterside site but we were pleased to see that local MP Ruth Cadbury has raised concerns with Hounslow Council. Update 27/10/2016 Developers London Green are holding public exhibitions on Wednesday  2nd  November from 16.00-20.00 and on Saturday 5th…

12 Princes Road MOT centre

12 Princes Road (ref. 16/2691/FUL) Update 03/09/2016 This new application for 4 flats and dentist premises will retain the employment space which was lacking in the last application. We welcome this but have asked Richmond Council to consider the adequacy of parking for the dentist’s surgery and any impact on street parking. There is also little…

Queen’s Church of England Primary School

Queen’s Church of England School Update 25/02/2017 An amendment to the community use of the playing pitches has now been submitted which would allow private hire by individuals or community groups until 18.00 Monday to Friday and until 13.00 on Saturdays. Parking will also be provided within the school’s gated car park. The time limits…

Old Deer Park

Consultation on the Old Deer Park Update 2/12/2016 The Old Deer Park Group of which we are members has submitted comments on options for improvement works. Old Deer Park, ODPG Response on emerging SPD, 4 November 2016 The next stage will be consultation by Richmond Council on a draft Supplementary Planning Docucument (SPD) Update 7/10/2016…


Way finding in Kew Update 16/12/2016 Richmond Council have been in touch with us to discuss th [more]
9 Station Approach (formerly Ma Cuisine) ref 16/3159/FUL and 16/3160/ADV and 16/4483/FUL Update [more]


Event Information:

  • Tue
    7:00 pmThe National Archives

    You are invited to attend a public meeting on local air pollution.

    MASC (Make Air Safe & Clean) brings together on a single committee representatives of various local groups with interests in air pollution in the Borough of Richmond and neighbouring areas.

    The Kew Society is represented by Professor Roger Mason.

    Speakers :

    Prof Roger Mason on local air pollution and health

    Caroline Russell AM, GLA, on the London mayor's Action Plan

    Jason Andrews, LBRuT EH Pollution Manager on Richmond Council's Action Plan


    Question and Answer session will follow with

    Cllr Peter Buckwell LBRuT Cabinet Member for Highways

    Cllr Pamela Fleming LBRuT Cabinet Member for Environment.