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

Residents in East Twickenham, Richmond and St Margarets are now invited to join the Village Planning conversation, with three Question Time events this January and February.

See below for further information.

Leader's Question Time

In anticipation of the next phase of the Village Planning process this spring, three local Question Time events are being held to enable residents in East Twickenham, Richmond and St Margarets to share their views on their local area directly with the Leader of the Council and Cabinet Members.

Richmond Question Time

  • Wednesday 28 January
  • 6.30pm – 8.30pm
  • Duke Street Church, Duke Street, Richmond, TW9 1DH

St Margarets Question Time

  • Tuesday 10 February
  • 6.30pm – 8.30pm
  • Turk’s Head, 28 Winchester Road, Twickenham, TW1 1LF

East Twickenham Question Time

  • Wednesday 11 February
  • 6.30pm – 8.30pm
  • Cambridge Park Bowls Club, Cambridge Park, TW1 2PG

The first hour of each event will consist of pre-submitted questions, the second hour will be opened to the floor. To RSVP for the events, or to submit a question 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.

Footage from previous Question Time events

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 areas 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 is now being compiled into three local Village Plans for each area and further public consultation will be held in February 2015.

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: 8 January 2015