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.
This character area is north of Upper Sunbury Road (A308), east of Oldfield Road, west of Percy Road and south of the railway line.
Threats from Development
- Replacement of historic windows and doors with those of modern materials (uPVC) or designs that do not follow the original glazing pattern and opening style
- Removal of front garden boundaries and replacement with different design/material (often to provide vehicular parking). This undermines the residential character of the area and regularity of the terraces, and results in a loss of decorative detail
- Parts of the area, such as the west end of Oldfield Road, retain a semi-rural character that in places is compromised by large buildings that have not been designed to complement this character
- Maintain and improve front gardens and boundary treatments
- Toward the east end of Oldfield Road there is an opportunity to enhance the semi-rural character by removing or redesigning fencing to improve accessibility and visual appearance
Comment on the consultation, or to find out more about other areas of Hampton