Planning – Current Issues

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…

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…

Policy Consultations by the London Mayor: draft new London Plan

London Mayor’s draft new London Plan The Mayor is consulting on a new London Plan. You can see the consultation here: https://www.london.gov.uk/what-we-do/planning/london-plan/new-london-plan/download-draft-london-plan-0 We are considering comments from the Kew Society and will post them here as soon as we have completed our review. London’s Environment Strategy Consultation Update 05/12/2017 We have commented on the London’s Mayor’s…

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,…

Kew Biothane Plant redevelopment – have your say

Kew Biothane Plant redevelopment Update 19/02/2018 We have been approached by the developer of this brownfield site near the Thames towpath for our initial thoughts on their proposals to develop the site to provide later life care facilities before they make an application. We welcome this early engagement with the local community and will be…

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…

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…

Policy Consultations by Richmond Council

Have your say on Richmond Council Consultations Update 26/01/2018 There are 3 open consultations from Richmond Council on which you might like to have your say: making a bid for the Council’s Community Pavement Repair Fund your priorities for improvements in Kew through Villager Planning, and a new draft policy on housing and homelessness. You…

Chiswick Curve

Chiswick Curve (Hounslow Council ref P/2015/5555 and 5560 and APP/F5540/H/17/3173208) Update 13/12/2017 We are pleased to see that the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew have also been granted Rule 6 status to appear at the appeal hearing. Historic England submitted its Statement of Case against the development on November the 9th. Update 27/10/2017 This appeal has…

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