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

Event Information:

  • Fri
    25
    Jan
    2019
    10:30 amThe National Portrait Gallery

    We are delighted to offer members a talk at The National Portrait Gallery about Thomas Gainsborough’s career, from youth to maturity which tells the story of an 18th century provincial artist’s rise to metropolitan fame and fortune.

    Tickets cost £25 per person

    After the talk there is an opportunity to view the exhibition, featuring over 50 works, including some that have never been on public display in the UK before and offers a unique insight in the private life and motivations of one of Britain’s greatest artist.

    Gainsborough, King George III’s drawing master, was reported to have given Queen Charlotte drawing lessons, during the then fashionable rage for his eccentric style. She also owned a number of his landscape drawings.

    Gainsborough often visited his friend Joshua Kirby, who had been appointed Clerk of Works to George III, staying at no.25 Kew Green and chose to be buried in a modest tomb in St Anne’s churchyard.

    The National Portrait Gallery offers step-free access via the shop entrance on St Martin’s Place and a ramp at the Orange Street entrance. The lecture theatre is also wheelchair accessible. However, the nearest underground stations of Leicester Square and the Embankment do not have lifts.

    Click here to buy tickets online (with fees)

    Click here to download booking form to pay by cheque (no fees)