Hampton consultation: Oak Avenue Estates

London Borough of Richmond upon Thames (LBRuT) wants residents and businesses to help with improving the Hampton Village area. This includes helping to shape village planning guidance that the Council will consider when deciding on planning applications, both for new development and changes to existing buildings.

The Vision is to bring together the different areas of Hampton as a vibrant, caring community with facilities to meet local needs. The characteristic local urban scale, and rural feel within its parks, green spaces and riverside, will be retained and there will be a more diverse range of shopping and high quality local schools to reinforce Hampton as a vibrant community within the Borough.

Over the next few weeks, we will publish a series of posts looking at the main development threats and opportunities identified in the document for each area of Hampton.

Oak Avenue Estates, commonly referred to as Nurserylands, occupies the north west part of Hampton. Buckingham Road runs along the eastern boundary of the area, The Avenue is to the south, and the area’s western boundary is marked by open green space including Twickenham Rugby Football Club. The area is characterised by relatively dense housing but also has a good distribution of green space and trees throughout.

Threats from Development

  • Cluttering of street furniture in the housing estate
  • Removal of front garden boundaries and replacement with different design/material (often to provide vehicular parking). This undermines the quiet residential character of the area and regularity of the terraces, and results in a loss of decorative detail

Opportunities

  • Continue the use and maintenance of the Hampton Common asset
  • Street signs could be upgraded

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