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Local council serves legal papers to government over ‘unlawful support’ of Heathrow expansion

Richmond council served legal papers to the Government recently over their support for the expansion of Heathrow airport. Wandsworth council, Hillingdon, Windsor and Maidenhead Council, Greenpeace and a Hillingdon resident also served papers to the Government. The legal submission to…

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Udney Park update: Locals asked to give their views on controversial plans

Udney Park, Teddington is currently the topic of heated debate around the local area as there are proposed plans to build elderly care facilities on half of the playing fields.  A consultation will be held by Quantum Group at The…

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How will Heathrow’s third runway affect Teddington

With the Richmond by-election putting more spotlight on the proposed Heathrow expansion to three runways, how will Teddington be affected by the plans? The plans have been heavily criticized around the area as residents worry of noise and air pollution.…

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Cycling Quietway

Thanks to £800k from TFL, Richmond Council has funding to deliver a new Quietway, which TFL and the council hope will improve cycling through the town and Ham, becoming part of a longer Quietway to Wandsworth Common. Proposed Quietway route…

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Planning Update

Work continues at Turing House School’ temporary location next to Teddington Memorial Hospital for the first 100 pupils in September, meanwhile the school has announced the location of its permanent home which will be Hospital Bridge Road in Whitton (subject…

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Planning Update

Local businesses and property developers continue to take advantage of the current “permitted development” ability to turn office space into dwellings, this will be in place until May 2016. Last month, plans to turn services office building Churcham House into…

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Planning Update

The temporary home of the newly-created Turing House School will be located at Livingston House, just a stones thrown from where Alan Turing worked at the NPL after WW2. With 2,212 square metres of space there will be adequate room…

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Planning Update

The court challenge to the Sainsbury’s decision was held last week and the judge only took one of the two allocated days to decide to uphold the Inspector’s decision. The local campaigning group’s specialist barrister argued a long list of…

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The office space conversion gold rush continues

Last year government legislation was introduced that was designed to boost local economies and help with the housing shortage by making use of underused and empty office space – since then many planning applications have been made for both empty…

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Planning Update

Since planning laws changed to allow easy change from commercial to residential use, applications for these types of changes have rocketed – there have been over 300 applications in the last year in Richmond Borough alone and business groups are…

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