Release Date: 24 July 2017
Residents have less than one week left to have their say on the look and feel of Twickenham and Strawberry Hill by taking part in the next stage of Village Planning consultation.
An online consultation last month aimed at identifying the vision for the two areas. This follows a large number of engagement and consultation activities carried out over the past twelve months, including a survey, Question Time, drop-in and walkabouts.
All the information gathered through the consultation, has now been incorporated into draft 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 areas.
Residents are now asked to review the draft SPDs and give their views before they are formally adopted later this year. The deadline to have your say on the proposed plans is 28 July 2017.
Richmond Council Cabinet Member for Environment, Cllr Pamela Fleming, said:
“Village Planning provides residents and businesses with an opportunity to identify their vision for their area. It also is an opportunity to discuss local issues and find potential solutions that the Council and the community can do together.
“Having developed initial Village Plans we have taken the process one step further by creating supplementary planning documents. These can be used by residents, businesses and developers to re-affirm the style and character of the area and once adopted will be considered in determining planning applications.
“There is still one week left for residents to have their say and I encourage as many people as possible to complete the online survey.”
The deadline for making comments is 28 July 2017.
Have your say:
For enquiries or further information on the SPD process, email Ldfconsultation@richmond.gov.uk or write to Policy and Design, London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, 2nd Floor, Civic Centre, 44 York Street, Twickenham, TW1 3BZ.
If you are a journalist and would like further information about this press release, contact Elinor Firth on 020 8487 5159.
Updated: 31 July 2017