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…

269-271 Sandycombe Road

269-271 Sandycombe Road (Richmond Council ref. 17/2671/ES191) Update 17/08/2017 We have commented on this application to establish the use of the property as a B&B to say we have no objection to the existing use certificate being issued subject to all the criteria being met under the relevant Town and  Country Acts and associated Orders.  

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 30/08/2017 New telephone box outside Tesco’s, 2-8 Station Parade (ref 17/1349/TEL) This application which was refused is now going to appeal alongside 8 other telephone box applications refused permission in the Borough. Update 16/07/2017 New telephone Box outside Lloyds Pharmacy in Kew Village (ref 17/1948/TEL) We are pleased to see this application…

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 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…

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

Consultation on closure of Sovereign Gate Police Station, Richmond Update 19/09/2017 The Mayor [more]
Fun at the KHS Show
We were incredibly lucky to have glorious weather for the Kew Horticultural Flower & Produce Sho [more]

EVENTS

Event Information:

  • Wed
    01
    Nov
    2017
    6:30 pmThe National Archives

    We are delighted that Lucinda Ganderton has agreed to talk to The Kew Society. She will reveal how Queen Victoria's laundry was washed in Richmond and transported here by a special train. The Royal laundry, designed by Prince Albert, stood in Kew Foot Road and for nearly 80 years dealt with a vast amount of royal washing from bloomers and petticoats to table linen and cleaning cloths.

    Bring along your friends & neighbours for this evening.

    Tickets are £3 for members and £5 for non members.