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 27/01/2017 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…

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. Update 30/07/2017 The latest application has been refused because of the bulk and height of the re-development proposed, the overdevelopment of the site, the loss of industrial land…

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

St Luke's House open space makeover Update 12/12/2017 The little garden adjacent to St Luke's [more]
Kew Pond
The story of Kew Pond Update 20/09/2017 Some of you will already know the story of Kew Pon [more]

EVENTS

Event Information:

  • Wed
    10
    Jan
    2018
    5:30 pmRoyal Botanic Gardens, Kew

    We are delighted that Kew Society members have been offered a rare opportunity to visit the Economic Botany Collection at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. This is the oldest and perhaps the most fascinating of Kew's science collections.

    The tour is lead by Mark Nesbitt, who is senior Ethobotanist and Curator at RGB Kew and he will delve into Kew's history and current science research via a unique collections of rubber, lacebark, Chinese medicines and other useful plants.

    Members should be aware that the temperature is cool (17C / 63F) and the tour involves walking (including poorly lit paths) but no steps.

    The tour is very generously free, and there are 15 places available offered on a first-come-first-serve basis. Please email events@kewsociety.org to secure your place on the tour and to find our where to meet.

    We are exceedingly grateful to Mark Nesbitt for making this most generous offer to our members.

    Click here for Mark's own page for further information about his research