Village Plans

Each Village Plan describes:

  • Your local area and vision for how the area will develop in the future.
  • The key issues, priorities and opportunities in your area.
  • How you can be involved in improving your local area.
  • Useful information about how to get things done with the Council.

Read our FAQs

Barnes Kew Mortlake East Sheen Richmond/Richmond Hill Ham and Petersham St Margaret's/East Twickenham Hampton Wick Teddington Hampton Hampton Hill Strawberry Hill Twickenham Whitton/Heathfield

[Click on your village in the map to see your local Village Plan]

Latest Village Planning news

Further to the Leaders’ Question Time event earlier this year, residents in St Margarets, East Twickenham and Richmond are invited to attend a drop in session and walkabouts as part of the Village Planning process. See below for further information.

In addition, residents across the borough can quiz two Council Cabinet Members with responsibility for Environment, Business, Planning, Voluntary Sector and Communities in an online Twitter chat next month.

To take part in the Twitter Q and A go to and follow @LBRUT between 11.30am and 12.30pm on 1 June. Please make sure you use the hashtag #villageplan.

For those not able to participate, submit your questions now to A transcript of the discussion will be available online following the session.

Richmond, St Margarets and East Twickenham

Do you want to shape and have your say on future plans in Richmond, St Margarets and/or East Twickenham? Come along to a drop in session or walkabout and meet Council officers to discuss your ideas.

Over 80 local residents in St Margarets and East Twickenham have already attended their sessions, but there is still time to attend the Richmond events in June.

If you would like to attend one of the Richmond walkabouts, please email

Residents in all three villages can also take part in the debate online. An online consultation is available on the links below.

Alternatively, two new Facebook pages that aim to encourage residents to have their say on specific issues every week have been launched. These include topics such as crime, roads and pavements, parks and open spaces.

Drop in sessions





Richmond Richmond Adult Community College, Parkshot, Richmond TW9 2RE Saturday 6 June Between 10am and 4pm
Richmond St Matthias Church, Church Rd, Richmond TW10 6LS Saturday 13 June Between 10am and 4pm


Meeting place



Richmond (covers Richmond Green and environs, Richmond Riverside, Town Centre, railway station) Meet outside Richmond Theatre (Group 1) Sunday 7 June 11am to 1pm
Richmond (covers Pools on the Park, Richmond Athletic, Kew Road (south end), area between Kew Road/ Sandycombe Road and south of Lower Mortlake Road (A316) up to railway line) Meet outside Richmond Theatre (Group 2) Sunday 7 June 11am to 1pm
Richmond (covers Queens Road, Richmond Hill, Friars Stile Road/Montague Road/Onslow Road area) Meet outside Cambrian Centre (Group 1) Sunday 7 June 2 to 4pm
Richmond (covers Queens Road north including the Queens Road Estate/Park Road/Kings Road/Marchmont Road area) Meet outside Cambrian Centre (Group 2) Sunday 7 June 2 to 4pm
Richmond (covers Worple Way/The Alberts, together with The Vineyard/Paradise Road area) Meet outside the White Horse pub Sunday 14 June 11am to 1pm
Richmond (covers area between Upper Richmond Road West/ Sheen Road and the railway line) Meet outside Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, 222 Sheen Road Sunday 14 June 2 to 4pm

Barnes, Mortlake and East Sheen

Following three Question Time events, in the winter of 2014 a series of drop-ins and walkabout sessions were held in Barnes, East Sheen and Mortlake, to collate information from residents about their local area, particularly key areas of interest, particular features and what residents would like to see improved. This information will help shape:

  • How current Council policy impacts on planning and development and how best to protect and enhance your area's character and conservation areas; and
  • Wider aspirations for your community that contribute to its character and feel to make it a desirable place to live, such as strengthening opportunities to get involved or tackling isolation of the elderly.

The information was compiled into three local Village Plans and residents were invited to have their say. The consultation is now closed and the comments raised will be incorporated. A further consultation will be held before the summer.

Leader's Question Time

Local Question Time events have now been held in eight villages across the borough as part of the Village Planning process. See below for the footage of the events. Further events will be announced shortly.

Background to Village Planning

At the end of 2010, we sent every household the All in One survey, which asked about the priorities of residents in each local area. We asked what people liked about where they lived and what could be improved.

We followed this up with a series of village planning events across the borough. These events gave residents the chance to discuss local issues in more detail and find potential solutions, including how we could work with the community to take things forward together.

As a result, we created 14 Village Plans.

What is happening now?

The results of the All in One survey also showed that residents had a desire to shape planning policy for their local area. Therefore we have agreed to include a dedicated section in each Village Plan, which offers residents and businesses with an easy way of developing planning policy in their area.

This type of document is known as a Supplementary Planning Document (SPD), and it can be taken into account when making planning decisions.

For more information about Village Planning, read our FAQs.

Updated: 21 May 2015