Residents of East Twickenham and St Margarets should be aware that a major planning application has been submitted to Richmond Council to redevelop the existing office block and car park on the main Richmond Road Road, behind the bus stop (and beside Old Ryde House) into a Lidl supermarket and a 92 bedroomed Travelodge hotel. This development is much bigger and a storey higher than the existing one, has very limited onsite parking and would increase traffic and parking pressures in the area.
- The reference number is 12/1001/FUL and the consultation will close on the 16 May 2012.
– from Philippa Edmunds
THERE ARE ALREADY TWO NEW TRAVEL LODGES IN THE AREA, TWICKENHAM STATION AND TEDDINGTON. THEY ARE BOTH OUT OF KEEPING WITH LOCAL ARCHITECTURE AND ANOTHRE WOULD STICK OUT LIKE A SORE THUMB IN EAST TWICKENHAM. WE HAVE NO NEED FOR MORE SUPERMARKETS WHICH WILL ONLY SERVE TO JEOPARDISE THE SURVIVAL OF LOCAL SHOPS.ROSAMUND WEBSTER on 2012-05-11 19:45:55 +0000
I can't see any problem with a Travel Lodge or a Lidl supermarket on this site, at least it would bring much needed jobs to the area, what is there at the moment serves no purpose and is just an empty building block of no worth to the area, the last thing we want is more overpriced housing stock that local born and bred people could never dream of owning, also the strain on local schools would be intolerable if it was turned over to housing stock alone, let's get the right balance
I have lived in St Margarets for a good 50 years at a time when it was considered to be a very cheap alternative to Richmond, since then we have seen it rise to ridiculous heights as far as house prices go, so much that it is now named St Margarets Village, (where did that come from?) just to push the prices up even further I suppose, along with that it brings a few overpriced artisan type shops that us mere mortals on lower incomes/pensions can ill afford to shop at, bring on the Lidl's of this world to help us overstretched pensioners and families struggling on lower incomes, Yes, There are still people like us in the "Village" believe it or not, let's be fair to all, local overpriced shops for the well healed and cheapish shops for me and the like, both types of establishments would also serve and profit well from the introduction of the Travel Lodge.
Bring it on, I for one will vote in favour.alsie42 on 2012-05-11 21:48:58 +0000
I am writing to object in the strongest possible terms at the ideas being proposed. There are TWO other Travel Lodges in the immediate area and there are at least three other supermarkets within walking distance of the proposed site. There is a Tescos and a Sainsburys Local within five minutes walk. This residential area doesn't need additional supermarkets. I for one will be opposing and organising protests locally against any of these proposals for as long as it takes to see them off. The traffic this would create in the surrounding roads would be intolerable to an already busy stretch of road along St Margarets and East Twickenham. There is also already a Premiere Inn close to Richmond Station opening up in the near future which would serve the same purpose as the Travel Lodge and at much the same prices. I think we will get people who come into the area to drink and go to the popular bars and then be unable to drive home and use The Travel Lodge for the purpose of sleeping off their drunken evening.Peter Polycarpou on 2012-05-15 00:20:51 +0000
In favour- it will bring footfall to a sadly typically English dying street. Great idea re a supermarket- be it Lidl or Sainsbury- it will save having to walk over into Richmond for basics.jane harrison on 2012-05-28 19:05:52 +0000
For the residents of Ryde Place, the greatest concern is that heavy goods vehicles delivering to the Hotel and Supermarket will be using Ryde Place. A private, unadopted road with 24 studio apartments which will suffer intolerable traffic noise day and night as deliveries take place.
Deliveries to the new development, via Ryde Place will have a serious impact on residents sleep both morning and night. The road is already too narrow for cars to pass each other but large lorries, refuse collections, post vans, laundry and food suppliers will create a nightmare for us.
Coral Cooke Ryde Place march 2013Coral Cooke on 2013-03-31 01:18:23 +0000
I would be delighted to have a Lidl supermarket on my doorstep. The prices are good and their products are of a high quality, have a look in 'Which',as far as having a Travel Lodge, this is just what we need to give visiting friends and relatives a reasonably priced place to stay when us locals cannot accommodate them. Not everyone in LBRUT is on a high income, so don't forget us, we pay rates too.Peggy Dean on 2014-03-03 10:56:27 +0000
The application for a hotel was refused and then withdrawn. We wait to see what the owners come up with next.Chris Squire on 2014-04-04 17:36:10 +0000