Planning – Current Issues

Chiswick Beach

Chiswick Beach, Strand on the Green Update 04/01/2018 We have submitted objections to the Port of London Authority to the proposal for 25 houseboat moorings as well as a cafe/restaurant and other leisure facilities on the river at Strand on the Green. We said that the location, adjacent to a river frontage of historic listed…

Citroen Garage Site Brentford

Citroen Garage site at Capital Interchange Way, Brentford (Hounslow Council ref P/2017/4692 and Richmond Council ref 17/4104/CON) Update 04/01/2018 We have submitted objections to the redevelopment of this site which would  provide a mixed use scheme of 427 residential units (Class C3) including 40% affordable housing with ancillary facilities, flexible uses (within Classes A1, A2,…

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…

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…

Watermans Art Centre

Watermans art centre, 40-40A High Street Brentford (ref P/2017/3372) Update 08/09/2017 An application has now been made for redevelopment of this site on the river which includes demolition of the existing office building and arts centre to be replaced with 193 flats with ground floor retail and cafe units. The buildings would be 6 and…

Queen’s Church of England Primary School

Queen’s Church of England School Update 15/01/2018 Queen’s school now have approval from Richmond Council to their transport policy which was a condition of there apprival of new laving fields. You cab see the decision here: http://www2.richmond.gov.uk/lbrplanning/Planning_CaseNo.aspx?strCASENO=16/4201/DD03 Update 04/01/2018 We submitted a general observation on the application (Richmond Council ref 17/3907/FUL) for a new boundary fence…

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EVENTS

Event Information:

  • Wed
    01
    Nov
    2017
    7pm - 8.30pmThe 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. Doors open at 6.45pm.

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