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.
Queenswood Avenue Estate and west of Hanworth Road incorporates Hampton Schools and Lady Eleanor Holles School to the north east and is bordered by Buckingham, Acacia and Nightingale Road to the south with Hanworth Road running through the heart of the area.
Threats from Development
- Area facing Hampton Academy campus on Dean Road lacks distinctive character or ownership
- 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
- Mix of paving materials, often providing an uneven surface
- 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
- Poorly maintained front garden walls
- Lack of street greening.
- Increase number of green spaces throughout the area, e.g. excessive paving on Birchwood Grove could be turfed and planted on. Increase street greening, trees etc
Comment on the consultation, or to find out more about other areas of Hampton