Planning – Current Issues

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…

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 currently…

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…

Policy Consultations by the London Mayor: draft new London Plan

London Mayor’s draft new London Plan Update 28/08/2018 Arrangements for the Examination in Public (EIP) of the draft London Plan have been announced. You can see the timetable here: https://www.london.gov.uk/what-we-do/planning/london-plan/new-london-plan/examination-public-draft-new-london-plan/eip-library The independent Panel will submit its final report in the Summer 2019. London Mayor’s draft new London Plan Update 28/02/2018 We have submitted comments from the…

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 19/09/2018 Zac Goldsmith MP has written to the Secretary of State at our request to ask him to call in the Mayor’s decision in favour of this development and consider it alongside…

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, 16/4483/FUL and 18/2162/ES191 Update 19/09/2018 Richmond Council have approved the section 191 application establishing lawful use as a restaurant.This means that the outstanding retrospective planning application (ref 16/4483/FUL) can now be considered, we expect in a Planning Committee meeting. Update 07/08/2018 A section 191 application…

1-4 Capital Interchange Way

1-4 Capital Interchange Way Update 16/09/2018 Built Environment Communications Group (BECG), who specialise in promoting community engagement and increasing public awareness of local developments, have written to tell us they are working  with Redrow and Catelyst, the developers who are formulating proposals for redevelopment of this site with circa 450 homes, commercial space and public…

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…

Brentford Football and Rugby Stadium and enabling developments: Lionel Road South temporary closure

Brentford Football and Rugby Stadium and enabling developments Update 28/08/2018 Hounslow’s Planning Committee will now be considering all the changes to the consented application at its meeting on 6th September 2018. We have asked that a detailed assessment is made of all the changes to the original scheme. We drew attention to the revised National…

Telecoms Masts and equipment

Telecoms Land opposite 105 North Road – telecoms equipment (Richmond Council ref. 18/1989/TEL) Update 20/10/2018 Local residents were concerned to find EE workmen on site with a number of vehicles and, given the number of vehicles and workmen present, understandably questioned whether the work was simply about establishing sight lines as EE had said (see…

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 25/09/2018 The Inspector asked the Kew Society, as a Rule 6 participant in the Inquiry, for comments on the decision by the London Mayor to call in and reverse Hounslow Council’s decision on the…

EVENTS

  • 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

  • Wed
    17
    Jan
    2018
    5:30 pmRoyal Botanic Gardens, Kew

    Kew Society members were offered a rare opportunity to visit the Economic Botany Collection at the R

  • Mon
    12
    Feb
    2018
    7:30 pmDuke Street Church, Richmond. TW9 1DH

    Image of John Greening with garden plan

    Museum consultant and historian Val Bott has been studying

  • Mon
    12
    Feb
    2018
    2.15pm-3pmThe National Archives

    Kew Society members are being offered the opportunity to hear a presentation from PCSO Lorraine Chil

  • Mon
    26
    Feb
    2018
    7pm (doors open at 6.30)The National Archives

    Picture by Caroline Blomfield

    The Kew Society is delighted to welcome Dr Lee Prosser and Polly Putn

  • Wed
    07
    Mar
    2018
    6.45pm for 7pm startThe National Archives

    A316, early days.

    Paul Velluet, President of the Richmond Local History Society, Chartered Architec

  • Fri
    20
    Apr
    2018
    6.45pm for 7pm startThe National Archives

    Fallow Deer grazing in Richmond Park

    We are delighted to have the opportunity to show the film comm

  • Thu
    26
    Apr
    2018
    7.30pm (doors open at 7pm)Kew Community Centre, St Luke's in The Avenue, TW9 2AJ.

    This is a chance to hear Kew Ward candidates speak briefly and then answer your questions prior to t

  • 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

  • Sat
    20
    Oct
    2018
    8:45 amWestminster Abbey

    Following the fast sellout of the September tour we are delighted to be able to offer a second tour.

  • Mon
    22
    Oct
    2018
    6:30 pmThe National Archives

    To all members, please join us at The National Archives for our Annual General Meeting.

    We will welc

  • Sun
    04
    Nov
    2018
    2pm or 3pmSandycoombe Rd. St Margaret's

    Turners House has been carefully restored and is now open to the public once more.

    Following the tw

  • Sat
    10
    Nov
    2018
    10:00 amGreen Dragon Lane, Over Kew Bridge

    To address concerns about the poor quality of London water, Kew Bridge works opened in 1838 to pump