Draft Supplementary Planning Documents

We are working on updating existing and new SPDs, which provide further details on the implementation of policies and/or site allocations for key development sites as contained within the adopted Local Plan. Details of consultations on drafts are below, and further details will be added below as these and other SPDs progress.

Current consultations

We are currently consulting on the following draft SPDs:

How to respond

We would welcome your views. Please make clear in your response which consultation(s) you are responding to. You can respond in the following ways:

  • By email to LocalPlan@richmond.gov.uk, or
  • By post to Policy and Design, London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, Civic Centre, 44 York Street, Twickenham, TW1 3BZ

Please note that responses are not treated as confidential, and any anonymous responses will not be accepted.

There are reference copies to view at the Civic Centre. The topic-based SPDs are in all of the borough’s libraries, while the Kneller Hall SPD is available to view at Whitton library. View library details (including opening hours).

A summary of responses to each consultation will be made available following the consultation period. Once adopted, the SPDs become a material consideration when assessing any future planning applications. 

Draft Kneller Hall (Whitton) Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) – closes 27 January 2020

The Council and the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (on behalf of the Ministry of Defence as landowner) have agreed to work together to set out a future planning framework for the Kneller Hall site. Together, we have received government funding to develop a Masterplan Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) in cooperation with local communities. Following the informal consultation earlier this year (details below), this is the formal stage of consultation on the draft Masterplan SPD. 

The SPD provides specific guidance for the Kneller Hall Site Allocation (SA 14) as contained within the Richmond Local Plan. It provides strategic level development principles and parameters, with further design guidance for the sub areas within the site. 

We would welcome your views on the draft Kneller Hall SPD (pdf, 15.3 MB). Also available are the Informal Consultation Stage Summary report (pdf, 4.1 MB), and the draft Kneller Hall Historic Assets Assessment (pdf, 8.8 MB).

The Council is holding drop-in sessions, where it will be possible to view the draft SPD and speak to representatives of the Council about the draft SPD, at the Community Room, Whitton Library, 141 Nelson Road, Whitton, TW2 7BB:

  • Thursday 9 January 2020, from 4 to 7pm
  • Saturday 11 January 2020, from 12:30 to 3.30pm.

Draft Transport Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) - closes 27 January 2020

The draft Transport SPD provides further detailed guidance to support the adopted Local Plan policies, to promote safe and sustainable transport choices.

We would welcome your views on the draft Transport SPD (pdf, 850 KB).

Draft Planning Obligations Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) - closes 27 January 2020

The draft Planning Obligations SPD provides further detailed guidance to support the adopted Local Plan policies with regard to the planning obligations that are sought from developers to mitigate the impact of developments in the form of Section 106 agreements. This update to the existing SPD (2014) is to reflect new or updated requirements in the Local Plan for planning obligations in relation to Local Employment Agreements, affordable workspace, trees, air quality, sustainable design and construction, carbon off-setting, biodiversity, and social infrastructure (including education and health facilities).

We would welcome your views on the draft Planning Obligations SPD (pdf, 390 KB). A draft Planning Obligations Calculator (MS Excel, 86 KB) has also been developed alongside the SPD, which once adopted can be used to identify the contributions required for a proposed development, following the approach set out in the SPD, as a starting point for discussions.  

Draft Sustainable Construction Checklist Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) - closes 27 January 2020

The draft Sustainable Construction Checklist SPD describes the key principles of sustainable design and construction and forms part of the assessment for planning applications for new build, conversions and extensions. This update to the existing SPD (2016) also reflects the Council’s recent climate emergency declaration and the ambition to seek the highest standards of design and construction to improve the environmental performance of developments.

We would welcome your views on the draft SPD consisting of:

Draft Air Quality Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) - closed 13 December 2019

There was a recent public consultation on the draft Air Quality SPD. The SPD will provide specific guidance for developers, decision makers, agents residents and others to identify air quality issues to be addressed when applying for development consent. It provides further advice and supplementary guidance to Policy LP10, part B Air Quality as contained within the Richmond Local Plan.

This SPD applies to development that may have an impact on air quality such as all major development, any development (including conversions) that introduces new exposure into areas of poor air quality; and smaller development that may emit odours, dust, smoke, and other fumes, for example, commercial kitchens and construction of basement developments.

The consultation on the draft SPD was for 6 weeks from Friday 1 November to Friday 13 December 2019.

We consulted on the draft Air Quality SPD (pdf, 3.6 MB).

There were reference copies available to view at the Civic Centre and in the borough’s libraries (during usual opening hours).

Please note that responses were not treated as confidential, and any anonymous responses could not be accepted.

What happens next?

Following this consultation, and having considered your views, the final SPD will be adopted by the Council, which is expected to be in early 2020. Once adopted, the SPD will become a material consideration when assessing any such future planning application that comes forward.

Informal Consultation on Masterplan for Kneller Hall Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) - closed 10 June 2019

We recently hosted a public consultation to help inform a draft Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) on the Kneller Hall site. This informal stage of consultation has now closed.

The SPD will provide specific guidance for the Kneller Hall Site Allocation (SA 14) (pdf, 816 KB) as contained within the Richmond Local Plan. It will set out guidance on the future development and land uses for the site, including indications of the location, scale, and form of development, and how it can contribute to the vitality and viability of the local area as a whole. Once adopted, the SPD will become a material consideration when assessing any future planning application that comes forward on the site.

In support of this, we hosted a first stage public consultation from 9 May until 10 June 2019.

The purpose of this early stage of consultation was to share with you the background work that has been undertaken so far, but most importantly, to gather your views on what is important to you when considering the future of the Kneller Hall site. Although the consultation has now closed, you can view the consultation boards and supporting information below:

To submit your comments, we asked you to complete an online questionnaire by Monday 10 June 2019. We encourage everyone to use the online version where possible, however if you were unable to do so, you could also download the questionnaire:

Reference copies of the consultation materials and paper copies of the questionnaire were also available at:

  • Whitton Library, 141 Nelson Road, Whitton, TW2 7BB
  • Civic Centre, 44 York Street, Twickenham, TW1 3BZ

Please note that responses were not treated as confidential, and any anonymous responses could not be accepted.

Consultation events

We held a drop-in session, where it was possible to view the consultation boards and speak to representatives of the Council about the emerging SPD:

  • Saturday 18 May 2019, 9am until 1pm at the Community Room, Whitton Library, 141 Nelson Road, Whitton, TW2 7BB

In addition, the information boards and Council representatives were also shown at the Community Conversation event for Whitton and Heathfield, as follows:

  • Thursday 16 May 2019, 6.30 until 9pm at Whitton Community Centre, Percy Road, TW2 6JL

What happens next?

Following this consultation, and having considered your views, as set out in the Informal Consultation Stage Summary report, a draft SPD has been developed.

Contact

Email: localplan@richmond.gov.uk

Updated: 23 December 2019