Hampton consultation: Longford River 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.

The Longford River Estates occupies the northern part of Hampton. The housing estate marks the northern boundary with Uxbridge Road (A312) to the east, Hanworth Road to the west and Dean Road making up the boundary to the south.

Threats from Development

  • Poor quality garaging and car parking areas
  • Removal of front garden boundaries and replacement with different design/material (often to provide vehicular parking). This undermines the residential character of the area
  • The palisade fencing and high metal fencing promote segregation and gated communities
  • Buildings along Dean Road are less well presented compared to those on Hanworth Road

Opportunities

  • Improve area immediately around the pedestrian bridge of Longford River; this is an attractive stretch of river
  • Replace extensive areas of paving with grass or planting including tree planting
  • Provide consistent green screen along the character area perimeter

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