Release Date: 17/08/2012
Richmond Council is encouraging residents to have their say on future plans for Twickenham before two consultations end on 31 August.
This is residents’ final opportunity to make comments on the Twickenham Area Action Plan publication document, and the proposed detailed Street Scene and Highways Improvement Scheme consultation.
The Twickenham Area Action Plan is being prepared to provide a framework for development and change to the area over the next 15 years. The plan will build upon the area’s existing strengths by modernising the town centre and street scene, and helping business. Once the consultations have closed, the Twickenham Area Action Plan (TAAP) will be submitted to the Secretary of State for independent examination by a planning inspector.
Cllr Virginia Morris, Cabinet Member for Environment, said: “It is of utmost importance that residents have a say in the future development and regeneration of their borough. Twickenham is in need of investment, improved retail, leisure and community uses, the enhancement of the public areas and to address traffic issues.
“The area action plan is being prepared now to provide a framework for vital development and change over the next 15 years, focusing on several key sites. It will also guide investment to the benefit of the town and its users, and the regeneration to come will have a profound impact on everyone here.
“We also want people to tell us their views on the proposals in the Street Scene and Highways Scheme which is not just about cycle lanes and bus stops but about significant changes across the town centre which could improve the environment for all users including pedestrians, motorists, cyclists and traders. From wider footways, better crossings and the measures we’re hoping to implement to reduce the impact of vehicles, it is vital that people from the area have their voices heard.”
Residents can get more information and make comments on the consultations by visiting the Twickenham Area Action Plan page.