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…

63 Sandycombe Road (Smith Bros)

63 Sandycombe Road (Richmond Council ref 16/2307/FUL and 16/4845/PS192 and 17/0870/FUL) Update 05/04/2017 A new application (ref 17/0870/FUL) has been submitted for mixed office and residential use providing 30 employment opportunities as well as 6 flats of 1 bedroom, 2 with 2 bedrooms and 1 with 3 bedrooms. We are reviewing the application against the…

Houseboats

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 05/04/2017 The appeal, which is to be dealt with as a public inquiry, for this re-development is now fixed to start at 10.00 on the 25th of April 2017 at York House, Richmond Road, Twickenham. We have asked to speak at the inquiry which may…

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

12 Princes Road (ref. 16/2691/FUL and 17/1207/FUL) Update 05/04/2017 Application 16/2691/FUL for a dental practice (moving from the Kew Road) and flats has been withdrawn and a new application with some modifications made. We welcome the approach made to us by the dental practice to discuss their new application. After our meeting we will consider…

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…

Policy consultations by Richmond Council

Richmond Council’s Local Plan Update 14/02/2017 We have made no further comments on the draft Local Plan but did take part, by invitation, in the Council’s Scrutiny Panel review of policies on basement developments, our main area of comments on the draft Plan.The strength of policies to protect adjacent properties where a basement is proposed…

NEWS

Way finding in Kew Update 16/12/2016 Richmond Council have been in touch with us to discuss th [more]
Kew Gardens Station Platforms planting
Planting Kew Gardens Station Platform Update 05/04/2017 We have entered the station platforms [more]

EVENTS

Event Information:

  • Wed
    03
    May
    2017
    7:00 pmThe National Archives

     Talk by Simon Inglis (author, Played in London)

    Putney to Kew

    "Charting the heritage of the world’s most historic watercourse”

    Everyone knows that the University Boat Race starts at Putney and ends at Mortlake. But why? And what effect has this quirk of sporting history had upon the Surrey and Middlesex banks of the Thames between two famous points?

    In this illustrated lecture, author and historian Simon Inglis – editor of the English Heritage series, Played in Britain – takes us on a lively tour of the boathouses, bridges pubs, embankments and landmarks that line the river between Putney and Kew, interweaving architecture with sporting, social and urban history, with a bit of Michael Jackson and AP Herbert thrown in for good measure.

    Tickets on the door £3 Members & £5 non members