Release Date: 16 June 2017
Have your 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 will be launched on 16 June to identify the vision for the two areas. This follows a survey, Question Time, drop-in and walkabout events earlier this year. These events provided an opportunity for residents to have their say on how best to maintain and enhance the character and conservation areas of Twickenham and Strawberry Hill.
All the information gathered through the consultation, has now been incorporated into draft Supplementary Planning Documents (SPDs). 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.
As well as planning guidance, the wider Village Plans will be updated by Autumn 2017. These plans identify opportunities for the Council, its partners, and local community groups to work together to resolve issues such as the isolation of vulnerable residents, while strengthening opportunities for residents to get involved in their local communities.
Richmond Council Cabinet Member for Environment, Cllr Pamela Fleming, said:
“Village planning provides residents and businesses with an opportunity to identify the 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 in partnership with the community. 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 are a number of Council consultations this summer for residents in Twickenham and Strawberry Hill – including the proposals for the future of Twickenham Riverside and parking studies in Strawberry Hill. By attending one of our drop-in sessions, you can also have your say on the other consultations.”
The deadline for making comments is 28 July 2017.
The Council is hosting a drop-in session in each area to provide residents with an opportunity to view and discuss the documents with Council officers. They are:
Twickenham (alongside an exhibition on proposals for Twickenham Riverside)
Read the SPDs and 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: 30 June 2017