Planning – Current Issues

2C Blake Mews

Change of Use from office to residential (Richmond Council reference 18/1765/GPD15) Update 10/06/2018 Though there is not much the Council can do to stop this change of use, we have recorded a general observation to say the permitted development rights for this change of use represent poor national policy, failing to allow local decision making…

Garden Court, Kew Road

Garden Court, corner of Kew Road and Lichfield Road (Richmond Council ref 18/0122/FUL) Update 01/06/2018 An application has been submitted to extend this block of flats upwards to create 5 new flats with balconies and associated parking. Windows would also be replaced in the block and the balcony treatment and appearance of the corner block…

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 ref P/2017/4692 and Richmond Council ref 17/4104/CON) Update 01/06/2108 The developer has now submitted revisions in support of this application, including provision of 441 residential units (an increase of 14 on the previous application); provision of 50% affordable housing, including an increase in the number…

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 12/06/2018 Red and Yellow are holding two drop in exhibitions where you can see their proposals for the redevelopment of the Kew Biothane Plant site and ask them any questions. The exhibitions are at Kew Riverside Primary School on Thursday 5th July from 19.00-21.30 and Saturday 7th July from 10.30-14.30….

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/2018/1715) Update 10/06/2018 This  planning application to create moorings for two houseboats at Steam Packet Steps (opposite Cafe Rouge) to which we and others objected has been withdrawn. A revised application is however expected. Update 01/06/2018 A new application, in the same location as the “Chiswick Beach” application…

NEWS

Richmond in Bloom: Best Village in Bloom Update 22/06/2018 We have today submitted our entry f [more]
The wildlife conservation and protection film, Richmond Park – National Nature Reserve, presented [more]

EVENTS

Event Information:

  • Wed
    10
    Aug
    2016
    9am - 6pmCamberley

    Sandhurst tour

    Sandhurst horse

    Wednesday 10th August found a happy band of members up with the lark to board their coach and travel from Kew to The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.

    We were met by our guide for the day, Tony Merrifield, and were privileged to watch the splendid Commandant's Parade in Old College Square.  This formed the dress rehearsal for the official Sovereign's Parade which took place the following Friday.
     
    The precision of the March Past in Slow and Quick time was a joy to watch - the ceremony was accompanied by a rousing programme of music provided by the Band of the Royal Armoured Corps.
     
    The Sovereign's Parade marks the passing out from Sandhurst Military Academy for the  204 Officer Cadets who have completed the training for the Commissioning Course and is the result of many hours of hard work.  It means that they will be officially commissioned as officers of the British Army from midnight on the Friday - when the clock strikes twelve, the celebrations begin with the now newly commissioned Second Lieutenants proudly displaying their rank insignia for the first time ! 
     
    184 of the Officer Cadets were from the United Kingdom, whilst the remaining 20 were from overseas and will return to their countries' armies.
     
    During the ceremony, The Commandant, Major General P. A. E. Nanson CBE, rehearsed the presentation of the Sword of Honour, the Overseas Sword, the Overseas Award and the Queen's Medal to the top Officer Cadets.  
    The parade ended in splendid style with The Adjutant riding his horse 'The Black Charger' up the steps of Old College and following the graduating Officer Cadets through the Grand Entrance - a splendid piece of horsemanship which received a huge round of applause!
     
    Following a buffet lunch, our group was entertained with more stories about the history and current and changing focus for Sandhurst. During a visit to the Roman Catholic Chapel in the grounds, Tony revealed the interesting facts connected with the baptismal font, altar, stained glass windows and amphitheatre of pews.  Here resides the ship's bell of HMS Sandhurst commemorating links with the Royal Navy and the Royal Naval College Dartmouth.  
     
    Our group then moved on to the Royal Military Memorial Chapel and the fascinating rooms which house historic artefacts and paintings to hear more about the formation of this military institution in 1801 and links to Colonel Le Marchant, George III and his second eldest son Prince Frederick, Duke of York.
     
    The Kew Society members ended their day in style -  Tony gave us a running commentary as we toured the 500 acre site in the coach.  
    It was a wonderful day out and we are so grateful to Sue May, the Events team and Tony Merrifield for putting together this unique opportunity