Planning – Current Issues

The Stag Brewery Lower Richmond Road

The Stag Brewery site redevelopment (Richmond Council references 18/0547/FUL and 18/0548/18) Update 16/05/2018 We have submitted our objections to this development, largely related to the impact it will have on traffic congestion and consequent air pollution in Kew.  A very large number of objections have been made. Update 24/04/2018 Two applications have been submitted for…

15-23 Station Parade

15-23 Station Parade (Richmond Council ref. 17/3891/FUL) Update 02/02/2018 We have submitted observations on this application for a 2 bedroom flat on a second floor, above Lloyds Pharmacy. This is an important building in the centre of Kew Village as recognised by its designation as a Building of Townscape Merit (BTM), At ground level, the…

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 15/06/2018 The applicant has now submitted an appeal against the refused planning permission. Update 13/12/2017 This application, which had a large number of objections including our own, has been refused. on grounds of: the absence of sufficient off-street car parking spaces and…

Citroen Garage Site Capital Interchange Way, Brentford

Citroen Garage site at Capital Interchange Way, Brentford (Hounslow Council resf P/2017/4692 and 01508/A/P6, Richmond Council ref 17/4104/CON and GLA reference D&P/4279) Update 21/07/2018 We gave evidence and answered questions from the London Mayor at the Public Hearing held yesterday. You can see the proceedings here: https://www.london.gov.uk/what-we-do/planning/planning-applications-and-decisions/public-hearings/citroen-site-public-hearing John Ricketts on behalf of the Kew Society…

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,…

Kew Biothane Plant redevelopment

Kew Biothane Plant redevelopment Update 08/07/2018 There seems to have been a good turn out for the exhibition on this proposed site re-development. For those who could not make it, the details are now on the Red and Yellow website: https://redandyellowkew.commonplace.is/ Update 12/06/2018 Red and Yellow are holding two drop in exhibitions where you can see…

9 Station Approach

9 Station Approach (formerly Ma Cuisine) ref 16/3159/FUL and 16/3160/ADV and 16/4483/FUL Update 24/04/2018 We have been chasing what is happening to this application submitted after work was underway. Richmond Council have said they are expecting to receive very soon a section 191 application to establish use of the entire site as A3. It is…

Houseboats

Houseboats at Strand on the Green (Hounslow Council ref P/2018/2595) Update 18/07/2018 A new application (Hounslow reference P/2018/2595) has now been submitted similar to the earlier one for two houseboats at Steam Packet Steps.  We have objected again, seeking clarification of the position taken by the Port of London Authority and the position on  planning…

Telecoms Masts and equipment

Telecoms Land opposite 105 North Road – telecoms equipment (Richmond Council ref. 18/1989/TEL) Update 08/07/2018 We have objected to the prior approval application for a 20m antennae and associated equipment at this location citing the Council’s Supplementary Planning Document reasons for this location being inappropriate. You can see the policy guidance here: .https://www.richmond.gov.uk/media/7634/telemastsos_june_2006_tracked_changes.pdf We have…

Chiswick Curve (Land at Chiswick Roundabout) Public Inquiry

Land at Chiswick Roundabout Public Inquiry Chiswick Curve (Hounslow Council ref P/2015/5555 and 5560 and appeal refs APP/F5540/W/17/3180962 and APP/F5540/Z/17/3173208) Update 13/07/2018 We now have confirmation that the Inspector will submit his report to the Secretary of State on or before 22 October 2018. Once submitted we will be told of the expected timetable for…

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EVENTS

Event Information:

  • Fri
    11
    May
    2018
    6:30 pmKew Gardens at Elizabeth Gate, Kew Green.

    Kew Palace, also known as the Dutch House, was built in 1631 for a Flemish merchant, Samuel Fortrey and his wife, Catherine de Latfeur.  Their initials remain carved over the entrance to Kew Palace.

    The house was leased by Queen Caroline and later bought by George III who spent happy summers at Kew Palace with his wife, Queen Charlotte and their 15 children.   It was an important refuge during his infamous episodes of 'madness'. After Queen Charlotte died in 1818, Kew Palace was closed up.  It was acquired by RBG Kew 80 years later and opened to the public for the first time.

    The Royal Kitchens, next to the Palace, are preserved from the time of Queen Charlotte's death in 1818. The Great Kitchen and preparation rooms give an insight into Georgian culinary life and the servants who worked there.

    We will finish our tour by raising a glass to royal toasts, hosts and maybe ghosts!

    Please note that there is a lift in the palace but not in the kitchens where there are a lot of steps.

    Tickets for members only: £8 to include a glass of wine

    To book tickets using a creditcard click here (with fees via eventbrite)

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