Author Archives: Caroline Brock

87 Kew Green

87 Kew Green (Richmond Council references 18/2456/FUL and 18/2556/LBC)

Update 30/11/2018

The long obsolete public lavatories under Kew Bridge have a new proposed use as a joinery shop. We have supported the change of use and planning application which could bring new employment opportunities as well as a valuable service to Kew residents. Windows currently boarded up would be opened up again and the existing doors replaced.

Planning permission has been granted for the change.

3 Royal Parade, Kew (Cafe Torelli)

Ventilation system at 3 Royal Parade (Richmond Council ref 18/2548/FUL) Update 30/11/2018 An application to regularise installation of a new ventilation system has been submitted. The applicant asks that only the visual aspects be considered (the system is smaller than the previous system so visually less intrusive) but acknowledges that the system is not currentlyContinue Reading

Richmond in Bloom

Richmond in Bloom: Best Village in Bloom Update 08/07/2018 The judges – Hugo Ross Tatum and Ed Locke  – viewed our entry last week, starting with the bench/planter outside the Kew Greenhouse cafe.  We are grateful to the Shoe Station for their flower laden tricycle and to Canopy for their floral window display to helpContinue Reading

2C Blake Mews

Change of Use from office to residential (Richmond Council reference 18/1765/GPD15) Update 08/07/2018 The applicant for this change of use has now withdrawn the application. Update 10/06/2018 Though ir seems there is not much the Council can do to stop this change of use, we have recorded a general observation to say the permitted developmentContinue Reading

Garden Court, Kew Road

Garden Court, corner of Kew Road and Lichfield Road (Richmond Council ref 18/0122/FUL) Update 20/07/2018 This application has been turned down by Richmond Council on grounds of the design which they consider would be incongruous and visually intrusive and also as no contribution to affordable housing is included. Update 01/06/2018 An application has been submittedContinue Reading

Kew Society Chair 2018

The Kew Society will have a new Chair from its next AGM in October 2018. We hope members will come along to the AGM to say farewell to the current Chair, Caroline Brock, and vote for the proposed new Chair, Roger Mason. Our latest Newsletter contains a short article from both the outgoing and theContinue Reading

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 forContinue Reading

15-23 Station Parade

15-23 Station Parade (Richmond Council ref. 17/3891/FUL) Update 19/09/2018 This application has been refused by Richmond Council on design grounds and other issues including unclear plans and lack of affordable housing, 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 anContinue Reading

53 Old Deer Park Gardens

Land adjacent to 53 Old Deer Park Gardens (Richmond Council ref 17/4263/FUL) Update 19/01/2018 This application has been withdrawn by the applicant. Update 04/01/2018 We have commented on the proposed construction of a 4 bedroom house with 2 car parking spaces and refuse, recycling and cycle storage and replacement of part of the boundary wallContinue Reading

NEWS

Citroen Garage site at Capital Interchange Way, Brentford (Hounslow Council resf P/2017/4692 and 01 [more]
Telecoms Land opposite 105 North Road - telecoms equipment (Richmond Council ref. 18/1989/TEL) [more]

EVENTS