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Proposed Development to the rear of 37-55 Orchard Road

I would like to bring to your attention the proposed development that, if approved, would be build between the A316 and the homes on the south side of Orchard Road. It would consist of two (2) three-bedroom houses and two (2) one-bedroom flats. These houses and flats would result in more traffic, more demand for parking spaces, (to say nothing of the havoc caused during construction) and is just another attempt by a developer to over-develop our neighbourhood for their financial gain. In November of last year, when the Council asked the households which would be most immediately affected by this development to give their views on the proposal, 29 households lodged their objections - none supported it. The developer (with the guidance of the Planning Dep't.) has since submitted numerous reports in an attempt to override the many objections cited by residents. Their last report, a parking survey, was sent to Planning on 10 June. I understand from Bryan Staff (in Planning) that his office will soon consider its decision. If you haven't done so already might I urge you to look at the developer's application and let Planning know your views. (Instructions on how to do so follow.)

This development, if built, would place a further burden on already limited parking in the area, generate more traffic on our neighbourhood roads, would be unsafe as there is insufficient access for emergency vehicles, and would result in damage or loss of trees on the adjoining properties, among other objections. The construction period would cause increased traffic congestion and noise pollution.

LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD!

1) Go to: www.richmond.gov.uk

2) On the right-hand side of the screen under "Popular Page", click "Planning"

3) Under "Search Planning Applications", click "Search current and historical planning cases"

4) Accept the terms and conditions by clicking (ticking) the box towards the bottom of the screen, and then click "Continue"

5) Then click "View scanned planning documents"

6) In the lower left-hand corner under "Application Number", type in 08/3277/FUL and click "Search"

Kim 2009-06-23 18:11 reply

Resident's Parking Permit Reminder never received - anyone else?

I recently got a parking ticket - because I had forgotten to renew my resident's parking permit. Fair enough, I had renewed my tax and MOT and breakdown cover all due at the same time and assumed I had just overlooked renewing my Residents Parking Permit - also due at the same time.

So I went searching for the reminder letter, and couldn't find it and the more I searched the more I realised I never had a reminder letter this year (I keep them all in the same place, with the Visitors permits.) Now there are some empty houses in our road at present and we have had a couple of misrouted letters recently (having a fairly common surname) so it could be the reminder is on the mat of another house. But I just thought I would ask if anyone else hasn't received their Residents permit renewal reminder either recently?

hazel jackson 2009-03-09 21:31 reply

Re: Resident's Parking Permit Reminder never received - anyone else?

Are you sure that are you meant to get a letter?

Peter 2009-03-12 13:58 reply

Re: Resident's Parking Permit Reminder never received - anyone else?

You are meant to get a letter but when you get a permit it does say quite specifically that the onus is on you to make sure it is renewed on time.

Tom 2009-07-02 13:55 reply

66 Crown road - conversion to 8 bed-sits

The old surgery at 66 Crown road is currently being converted into 8 bed-sits. There is no planning application for this, no change of use has been granted and the builders are working as I type.

A previous planning application in respect of 66 Crown Road was refused last year. Richmond council have opened an enforcement case 09/0013EN.

If, like me, you have concerns regarding this development please email planningenforcement@richmond.gov.uk quoting the case number above.

jayc 2009-02-16 17:45 reply

66 Crown road - conversion to 8 bed-sits

The old surgery at 66 Crown road is currently being converted into 8 bed-sits. There is no planning application for this, no change of use has been granted and the builders are working as I type.

A previous planning application in respect of 66 Crown Road was refused last year. Richmond council have opened an enforcement case 09/0013EN.

If, like me, you have concerns regarding this development please email planningenforcement@richmond.gov.uk quoting the case number above.

jayc 2009-02-16 12:02 reply

Groups in St Mags...

I'm looking to forge more friendships in the area and wondered if there are any little groups that get together in the evenings. I have already joined Curves Gym in Twickenham, but wouldn't mind trying something else. I'm 31 years old without children, so not quite ready for bridge nights quite yet (at least I don't think so anyway). A modern knitting group perhaps - saw a great little one in Edinburgh recently, book group, music & media discussions...or even a cake club!!

:)

Robyn Coles 2008-11-20 10:48 reply

Re: Groups in St Mags...

As to modern knitting group I think there may be one at Par Ici in Church Street Twickenham; the people who run the shop are great and if they now don't have one may be able to tell you where one exists. Book groups; there are certainly a plethora of these; Langtons book shop, again in Church Street have two; one daytime, one evening; they also have a writing group and perhaps a poetry group (as well as great coffee in the cafe at the back of the shop; the Twickenham Library has book groups but, probably no good for you as I assume they meet in the day time.

Souwester 2008-12-08 16:30 reply

Re: Groups in St Mags...

Did you find any interesting clubs?

mrsjp 2011-08-20 12:34 reply

Builder for Bathroom/Kitchen refurbishment

Anyone have a good and reliable builder that they can recommend for a bathroom & kitchen refurbishment job?

If so please drop me an email at: jason.fincham@googlemail.com

Thanks

Jason 2008-02-13 13:48 reply

Re: Builder for Bathroom/Kitchen refurbishment

Try www.dannovation.co.uk he's currently based in St Margarets!

Robyn Coles 2008-12-05 12:41 reply

Odd-job / handyman

Does anyone know of a reputable/skilled odd-job person/small builder? For a number of small jobs (sashes fitted to windows, small carpentry jobs and other small building work).

If you do would you please email me. Thanks

maddie.menzies@btopenworld.com or call 07970 400850

Maddie 2007-07-25 09:50 reply

Re: Odd-job / handyman

Try Dan Galton, you can find his details @ www.dannovation.co.uk.. He does a lot of work in the area and has a lot of happy customers!

Robyn Coles 2008-11-20 10:51 reply

Richmond Road Bus Stop Proposal

Does anyone know what is happening with the proposed bus stop opposite Marble Hill Park? I've look on the council's website but cannot find the application to see whether it is going ahead or has been declined.

Jude

Jude77 2008-11-03 12:49 reply

Anyone know what's happening now? The shop is boarded up in an unsightly fashion and I fear years of it in common with the woman's other properties in St. Margaret's Road.

Rogk 2008-05-22 17:41 reply

Re: Kobler's

Sorry - Kobler's was my topic but it failed to appear.

Rogk 2008-05-22 18:02 reply

Can you help me?

Hello,

My name is Luciano and I live in italy.

I was at Twickenham a year ago for the game of rugby "england-italy.

After the game I met Tim, and with him went to a pub.

I do not remember the name of the pub. I missed the email address of tim.

Can you help me? You know Tim?

assixyz 2008-04-22 13:18 reply

Re: Can you help me?

The pub's name is "truk's head", very great pub! The date of the game is 10/02/2007

My friend TIM is high around 1,75 meters, His hair is blond and His eyes are blue. Tim has about 27 years and he was in Italy in Florence. he knows the Italian language. Sorry for my english!

assixyz 2008-04-28 11:09 reply

Re: Can you help me?

I think you mean the 'Turk's Head'

Daniel Kyle 2008-08-27 13:35 reply

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