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.

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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 news

Update for Village Plans

Last year a series of Question Time events, drop-ins and walkabout sessions were held in St Margarets, Richmond, East Twickenham, Barnes, Mortlake and East Sheen. Each event aimed to collate information from residents about their local area, particularly key areas of interest, particular features and what residents would like to see improved.

All the information gathered through the consultations has now been incorporated into Supplementary Planning Documents (SPD). These documents contain the vision for the area and planning guidance that the Council, residents, and other land owners should take into account when considering development proposals or making planning applications in these three areas.

The SPDs for these villages will launch online in early 2016.

Get involved

Village planning is all about workig together with the local community. We have a number of ways you can get invloved in the planning process.

Upcoming events

We are currently holding events in Hampton, Hampton Hill, Hampton Wick and Teddington.

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Share ideas, concerns and also stay up to date with the latest news from your Village:

Plan updates

Once our Phase 2 Plan programme has ended in your Village, we will not consult further until we have completed the whole programme.

These pages will be updated reguarly, and our Community News section will let you know when we are refreshing your plans.

You can tell us about any community projects you are planning. Contact us by email at allinone@richmond.gov.uk  and we will try to include these in your Village Plan.

Background

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.

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.

FAQs

We've put together a list of FAQs to help you understand how Village Planning works.

Village Planning programme timetable

The second phase of the village planning programme began in September 2013 and is scheduled to conclude in December 2017. By the end of the programme villages will have a supplementary planning document (SPD) and a refreshed Village Plan.

Phase 2 timetable
Stage Plans Dates
Pilot Kew, Whitton and Heathfield September 2013 to September 2014
2 Barnes, East Sheen, Mortlake October 2014 to September 2015
3 St Margarets, East Twickenham and Richmond January 2015 to December 2015
4 Hampton, Hampton Hill, Hampton Wick and Teddington January 2016 to December 2016
5 Twickenham and Strawberry Hill January 2017 to December 2017

Each project stage takes around a year to complete, and includes a range of community engagement activities to enable residents to come along and tell us their view, concerns and share their ideas for improving their village.

Updated: 5 February 2016