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.
Priory Road West is south of Broad Lane and north of the railway line, with green space and allotments to the west and Percy Road to the east. This character area has quite a consistent character that comes from the high concentration of interwar houses, mostly semi-detached and with pitched roofs and other traditional details, arranged around cul-de-sac and short, straight streets.
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 streets, and results in a loss of decorative detail
- Rooflights on front roof slopes which interrupt the regularity of the terraces
- Maintain and improve front gardens
- On streets laid out with a consistent front garden boundary treatment (e.g. picket fences, dwarf walls with a stepped or undulating profile, or other) there are opportunities to reinstate the original treatment where it has been altered
- This character area retains the characteristic interwar feature of pavements incorporating green verges and there are opportunities to replace this where it has been lost (e.g. Priory Road and Cambridge Road) and improve other poor quality pavements (e.g. Westbrook Avenue)
Comment on the consultation, or to find out more about other areas of Hampton