Planning – Current Issues

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 15/09/2017 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…

Citroen Garage Site Brentford

Citroen Garage site Brentford redevelopment Update 30/08/2017 The developers for this site are holding a public exhibition to seek views on their proposals before a planning application is made to Hounslow Council. You can see what is proposed here: https://homesforbrentford.commonplace.is/ The exhibition is at Brentford Leisure Centre on Tuesday 5th September from 11.00 – 19.00 and…

Chiswick Roundabout B and Q site

B&Q site redevelopment Update 12/06/2017 Developers Reef Estates are holding a public exhibition on their proposals to redevelop this site on Chiswick roundabout, opposite the site proposed for the 32 storey “Chiswick Curve” which was refused by Hounslow Council. The exhibition will be held at the London Museum of Steam and Water, Green Dragon Lane,…

Telephone Boxes

Telephone Boxes Update 23/09/2017 New telephone box outside Lloyds Pharmacy The telephone box outside Lloyds Pharmacy at 19-21 Station Parade (ref 17/1948/TEL) is also now being appealed. (ref APP/L5810/W/17/3181110). Update 30/08/2017 New telephone box outside Tesco’s, 2-8 Station Parade (ref 17/1349/TEL) This application which was refused permission is now going to appeal alongside 8 other…

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 27/10/2017 We have for some time been discussing with Richmond Council’s environmental health department and with the new general manager at Antipodea the acrid smoke coming from the chimney for the new wood burning stove at Antipodea. The stove appears to be…

Brentford bus garage and enabling developments

Brentford bus garage and enabling developments ref P/2016/5244 or 01508/B/P13 Update 08/09/2017 Hounslow Council officers have recommended refusal of this application which was to be considered at the Hounslow Planning Committee meeting on 7th September. We are awaiting confirmation of the outcome of the Committee meeting. Update 27/01/2017 We have submitted objections to this over-development…

63 Sandycombe Road (Smith Bros)

63 Sandycombe Road (Richmond Council ref 16/2307/FUL and 16/4845/PS192 and 17/0870/FUL) Update 08/10/2017 Richmond Council’s decision to refuse this latest application (ref 17/0870/FUL) is now being appealed.The appeal will be determined on the written representations made including ours. Update 30/07/2017 The latest application has been refused because of the bulk and height of the re-development…

Houseboats

Kew Marine houseboats (Richmond Council ref 16/0753/ES191) Update 30/08/2017 Richmond Council’s Planning Committee considered this application on 26 October 2016 and decided to defer a decision in order to seek Counsel’s advice on the use of the pontoon for residential purposes. A delegated decision was then be made based on that advice and the views…

Brentford Football and Rugby Stadium and enabling developments

Brentford Football and Rugby Stadium and enabling developments Update 16/08/2017 A revised planning application is to be made in early September to Hounslow Council for changes to the planning permission granted, after a long fight, in June 2014. If approved, work on the stadium will start in early 2018 with completion by late 2019 or…

NEWS

Pedestrian accessibility improvements Update 27/10/2017 Richmond Council have started a public [more]
Kew Pond
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EVENTS

Event Information:

  • Fri
    16
    Jun
    2017
    11am & 11.15amThe National Archives

    We are delighted that the National Archives have offered our members another two 'Behind the Scenes' tours that have proved very popular. The cost now is £11 for a members' only ticket. (The earlier tours were a trial price)

    This is a ticketed event. The National Archives has confirmed that tours are fully accessible, but do require walking fitness, as it is quite a large building even on the flat! Tours last approximately 90 minutes.

    The tour will visit the repositories and reading rooms and view some original and historic public records. If any tour attendees have a particular area of interest amongst the records held at the archives please let us know at the time of booking. The National Archives has offered to check if there are any original records that can be produced for viewing during the tour.

    To book online for Friday June 16th please click the link here (with fees)

    To download the form to pay by cheque  (without fees) please click here.

    If you have any questions please email Sue May at events@kewsociety.org