Planning – Current Issues

22 Shaftesbury Road

22 Shaftesbury Road (Richmond Council ref 17/1262/HOT) Update 10/05/2017 We have objected to this application for a very substantial increase in size of the property including a large basement. We do not normally comment on individual household applications but in this case we believe there are reasons for community concern, not least because of the scale…

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)….

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 28/4/2017 We have submitted objections to this new application. Although there is a reduction in the height proposed for the re-development compared to the previous refused application, we still consider that issues of height, massing, access and parking remain. Update 05/04/2017 A new…

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 28/4/2017 The Appeal public inquiry has now concluded and we await the decision of the Inspector. We spoke at the inquiry to oppose the application largely because of its height, scale and massing. Several local residents were present. Councillor Speak also spoke against the application….

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 28/04/2017 We have submitted general observations on this application which is an improvement on the withdrawn application, responding to residents comments on overlooking of neighbouring properties and with more landscaping which we had asked for. Though there is a change in the nature of employment and a…

NEWS

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]

EVENTS

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  • Sat
    29
    Jul
    2017
    6:30 pmPriory Park Tennis Club

    We are currently planning a 'Summer Social' for members and guests to enjoy a chance to meet other members and have a bit of fun.

    More details to follow including tickets prices and timings.