Planning/Richmond Council

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22 new flats planned for Teddington High Street

The former newspaper offices on Teddington High Street could be demolished and rebuilt as 22 new flats made available for an affordable shared ownership scheme.  The building which was built in the 1980’s was home to The Informer and is…

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Sir Mo Farah among top names to oppose building on Udney Park

Sir Mo Farah, the CEO of Team GB, Sport England & London Playing Fields Foundation have all objected to building on Udney Park Playfig Fields. Since Imperial College London sold the playing fields to Quantum, a private equity company, the…

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Council announces Turing House gets closer to permanent site

Richmond Council announced the news that the Education Skills Funding Agency has finalised the land acquisition from the London Borough of Hounslow for a permanent site for Turing School, in Whitton. Over the past 18 months, the Education Skills Funding…

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Council to agree innovative Housing and Homelessness Strategy

A new Housing and Homeless Strategy that aims to deliver more affordable homes, prevent homelessness, further improve conditions in the private rented sector and provide more housing options for vulnerable residents, is set to be approved by Richmond Council. Following…

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Teddington cut from quietway plans

New quieter cycling routes will not be incorporated in Teddington according to the latest proposals from Richmond Council. The proposed routes are targeting newer, less experienced cyclists who would like to cycle at a gentler pace. Richmond Council responded to…

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Heathrow criticised for jumping the gun on Government expansion decision

The latest consultation from Heathrow is ‘jumping the gun’ – according to Richmond, Wandsworth and Windsor and Maidenhead councils. The consultation, which was launched by the airport last week, invites the public to put forward their views on various factors of…

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Whitton library to undergo refurbishment

Whitton Library is to close from Saturday 13th January 2018 to Monday 2nd April 2018 as it undergoes refurbishment. The works will include roof repairs, ceiling replacement, the installation of new lighting and a much needed fully accessible entrance door.  The interior…

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Twenty seven pavements to benefit from half a million pounds of improvements

Twenty seven pavements across the borough will benefit from an additional half a million pounds of improvements, including Waldegrave Road and Claremount Road.  Earlier this year 1,342 people nominated 498 local pavements for repair as part of the Council’s Community Pavement…

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New fund for local community infrastructure projects

Residents can now submit their proposals for new community projects as part of a new fund in Richmond upon Thames, with Hampton Hill being one of the clusters involved. The Village Planning Fund comes from the Community Infrastructure Levy, a…

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Twickenham’s legendary florist forced to move to Teddington Station

Peter Wilding, a beloved florist of a popular stall by Twickenham station has been forced to set up shop outside Teddington Station after being given 7 days notice to move.  He was told by Solum, who will be re-developing Twickenham train…

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