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

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Latest Village Planning news

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

See below for further information.

St Margarets and East Twickenham

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

Drop in session

At Twickenham Studios, The Barons, Twickenham TW1 2AW, on Saturday 16 May, any time between 10am and 4pm.

Walkabouts

  • East Twickenham: meet outside Cambridge Park Bowls Club on Sunday 17 May at 11am (approx 2 hours).
  • St Margarets: meet outside Twickenham Studios on Sunday 17 May at 2pm (approx 2 hours).

To help gauge numbers on these tours, please email allinone@richmond.gov.uk if you plan to come, using the subject line: East Twickenham or St Margarets Walkabout.

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: 23 March 2015