The Mayor of London is running a public consultation on the proposed development of the Homebase site at Manor Road in Richmond..
Last year, Richmond Council’s Planning Committee refused an application for the redevelopment of the Manor Road site currently occupied by Homebase. There had been 717 objections to the application.
The council’s refusal was based on several grounds, including:
- the design and scale being visually intrusive, dominant and overwhelming
- failure to deliver maximum reasonable amount of affordable housing
- the quality of the proposed accommodation
- the impact on surrounding properties
The Mayor of London subsequently called in the planning application and is now running a public consultation with a view to a public hearing later in the year, provisionally scheduled for Thursday 1 October.
Details of the current proposals are available in this press release on Richmond Council’s website. The public consultation runs from 6 August to 3 September 2020 and full details are available on this page on the GLA website.
The Richmond Society will be submitting its comments on the latest amendments made to the application by the developers, Avanton. Copies of these documents are available to view on this page on the the GLA website. Comments should be sent by email to the Greater London Authority at ManorRoad@london.gov.uk by 3 September 2020.