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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Latest Village Planning news

Residents in Barnes, East Sheen and Mortlake have now joined the Village Planning conversation, which started off with three Question Time events this October. Videos of the events are available below.

If you live in Barnes, East Sheen and Mortlake, there are other opportunities to have your say at a series of ‘Visioning Weekends’. Over the next four weeks, drop-in sessions and walkabouts around each of the Villages will be held. For further details, see below. In addition, residents can take part in an online survey.

Online consultation

An online consultation is now open until 19 December 2014 for residents, businesses and community groups in Mortlake, Barnes and East Sheen. The surveys compliment the drop-ins and walkabout sessions in each area, and the views collated 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.
  • Wider aspirations for your community that contribute toits character and feel to make it a desirable place to live such as strengthening opportunities to get involved or tackling isolation of the elderly.

Have your say in your local area:

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 Barnes drop-in 1 Rose House, 70 Barnes High Street SW13 9LD
Sunday 16 November 2014 1.30pm - 4pm Barnes walkabout 1 Meeting point - outside Rose House, 70 Barnes High Street SW13 9LD
Saturday 29 November 2014 10am - 4pm Barnes drop-in 2 North Barnes Childrens Centre, Lowther Primary School, Stillingfleet Road, Barnes SW13 9AE
Sunday 30 November 2014 1.30pm - 4pm Barnes walkabout 2 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 Sheen Lane Centre, 74 Sheen Lane, East Sheen, SW14 8LP
Sunday 23 November 2pm - 4.30pm Walkabout Meeting point - outside Sheen Lane Centre, 74 Sheen Lane, East Sheen, SW14 8LP

Leader's Question Time

The three local Question Time events enabled residents in Barnes, East Sheen and Mortlake to share their views on their local area directly with the Leader of the Council and Cabinet Members. Over 250 residents attended the sessions.

Videos from each event

Transcripts will be available shortly.

Footage of previous Question Time events

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: 7 November 2014