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

Latest Village Planning news

Residents in Barnes, East Sheen and Mortlake are now joining the Village Planning conversation, starting off with three Question Time events this month.

  • Mortlake: Wednesday 15 October, The Old Power Station, 121 Mortlake High Street, SW14 8SN. (6.30 to 8.30pm)
  • Barnes: Monday 20 October, OSO Community Arts Centre, 49 Station Road, Barnes, SW13 0LF. (6.30 to 8.30pm)
  • East Sheen: Thursday 23 October, All Saints Church, 86 East Sheen Avenue, East Sheen, SW14 8AU (6.30 to 8.30pm)

Leader's Question Time

The three local Question Time events will enable residents to share directly with the Leader of the Council and Cabinet Members the local issues that mean most to them, to make suggestions for improvements and hold leading members of the Council to account.

In the lead-up to the launch of the Village Planning consultation process in Barnes, East Sheen and Mortlake this autumn, the events in each village will allow residents to have their say about their local area, directly to the local decisions makers.

To submit a question to any of the events, or for more information, email events@richmond.gov.uk. Please clearly state at the start of your email which Question Time you want to attend.

Pre-submitted questions will be selected on a first-come, first-served basis to be asked on the night, but all questions submitted in advance will receive a written answer and be published online.

To see footage of previous Question Time events:

Drop-ins and walkabouts

If you live, work or study in Barnes, East Sheen and Mortlake, and want to shape the future plans for your area, come along to a drop-in session and have your say. Or, join Council officers in a coordinated walkabout of the local area – giving you the opportunity to highlight key areas of interest, particular features and what you would like to see improved.

Mortlake Village events
Date Time Type of event Location
Saturday 8 November 2014 10am - 4pm Drop-in The Old Power Station, 121a Mortlake High Street, Mortlake SW14 8SN
Sunday 23 November 2014 11am - 1pm Walkabout Meeting point – outside The Old Power Station, 121a Mortlake High Street, Mortlake SW14 8SN
Barnes Village events
Date Time Type of event Location
Saturday 15 November 2014 10am - 4pm South Barnes drop-in Rose House, 70 Barnes High Street SW13 9LD
Sunday 16 November 2014 1.30pm - 4pm South Barnes walkabout Meeting point - outside Rose House, 70 Barnes High Street SW13 9LD
Saturday 29 November 2014 10am - 4pm North Barnes drop-in North Barnes Childrens Centre, Lowther Primary School, Stillingfleet Road, Barnes SW13 9AE
Sunday 30 November 2014 1.30pm - 4pm North Barnes walkabout Meeting point – outside Castelnau Community Centre, 7 Stillingfield Road, Barnes SW13 9AQ
East Sheen Village events
Date Time Type of event Location
Saturday 22 November 10am - 4pm Drop-in East Sheen Hall, 74 Sheen Lane, East Sheen, SW14 8LP
Sunday 23 November 2pm - 4.30pm Walkabout Meeting point - outside East Sheen Hall, 74 Sheen Lane, East Sheen, SW14 8LP

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: 16 October 2014