Appeal by Hamilton Lofts is rejected

The appeal by the developer against Richmond council’s decision to reject plans to demolish and redevelop HEW has been resoundingly rejected by the Planning Inspectorate. The campaign team are delighted and have vowed to continue to fight any subsequent attempts to ruin these historic buildings.

The planning inspectorate failed to find in favour of the Appellant on several grounds, most notably that the character and appearance of the proposal was not in keeping with the existing conservation area, and concerns around the impact the proposed structures would have on local residents in Talbot Road.

Click here to view the Planning Inspectorate Appeal Decision

Final day of Public Inquiry

Third day of Inquiry held in York House. Third party representations were made by Cllr David Marlow and Peter Lineham (Talbot Road). Closing statements were made by both sides of the Appeal. The inspector visited the site and surrounding area including the gardens and back bedrooms of No 49 and 51 Talbot Road.

First day of Public Inquiry held at York House

Public Inquiry held in York House, Twickenham. Opening statements were made by both sides of the Appeal. Third party representations were made by Cllr Clare Head, and two Hamilton Road residents – Ruth Thomson and Pandie Bronsdon.

Residents given dates for Public Inquiry

Residents receive letter from Richmond Council giving the dates for the Public Inquiry to decide the outcome of the appeal by the developers.