Draft Supplementary Planning Documents

We are currently consulting on Draft Supplementary Planning Documents. You can send us your views online, or respond by post.

Draft Village Planning Guidance Supplementary Planning Documents (SPDs) for Strawberry Hill and Twickenham

The Council has prepared Draft Village Planning Guidance SPDs for the Strawberry Hill and the Twickenham Village areas. The SPDs are out for public consultation from 16 June until 28 July 2017.

The draft SPDs provide a vision for the village areas. The SPDs identify the ‘local character’ of the area and what features need to be retained. Once adopted, the SPDs will help to maintain and enhance this local character. The SPDs establish key design principles for new development and will be taken into account by the Council when deciding on planning applications. This is both for new development and changes to existing buildings.

Let us know your views

We would like your views on these draft SPDs before they are finalised. You can view the documents and complete the online questionnaires by 28 July 2017 on the Consultation Hub at:

If you are unable to fill in the online questionnaire, you can also respond:

  • By email to LocalPlan@richmond.gov.uk, or
  • By post to Policy and Design, LB Richmond upon Thames, Civic Centre, 44 York Street, Twickenham, TW1 3BZ

Reference copies of the consultation documents and paper copies of the questionnaires are also available at:

  • Twickenham and Teddington libraries
  • The Civic Centre, 44 York Street, Twickenham, TW1 3BZ

Please note that in line with planning legislation, responses cannot be treated as confidential and any anonymous responses will not be accepted.

Consultation events

The Council is holding two 'drop-in’ sessions, where it will be possible to view and discuss the draft SPDs:

  • Focus on Twickenham SPD: Sunday 18 June, 11am until 3pm at Clarendon Hall, York House, Richmond Road, Twickenham, TW1 3AA
  • Focus on Strawberry Hill SPD: Saturday 24 June, 1.30 until 5.30pm at Strawberry Hill Golf Club, Wellesley Road, TW2 5SD

What happens next?

The final versions of the SPDs, taking account of consultation responses, are expected to be adopted later in 2017.  

View further information about current and future Village Plans.

Old Deer Park Supplementary Planning Document (SPD)

The Council undertook an informal consultation on some initial ideas for the development of a SPD for the Old Deer Park area from 7 October until 4 November.

The SPD will guide future developments and environmental improvements to help ensure that they are sensitive to the historic attributes of the Park whilst supporting the important recreational, sporting, and community activities within the Park.

This is the second stage of consultation, the first having taken place in summer 2015 as part of the development of the Richmond and Richmond Hill Village Plan.  

The final statutory consultation on the SPD is anticipated to take place later in 2017.

Draft Noise Sensitive and Noise Generating Development Supplementary Planning Document (SPD)

The Council consulted on a draft Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) on Noise Sensitive and Noise Generating Development(pdf, 822KB), which provides noise related policy and technical guidance for noise generating and noise sensitive development.

The consultation on the draft SPD took place from 30 September to 11 November 2016 and it is anticipated that the SPD is adopted in 2017.


Email: LocalPlan@richmond.gov.uk

Updated: 15 June 2017