Diary Date Alert: Thursday 23th July @ 6.30pm. David v Goliath
Will the future of the award winning Petersham Nurseries be saved?
Following a four year dispute with Richmond Council, the future of Petersham Nurseries will be decided on Thursday this week when local Councillors meet to discuss and vote on its application.
Petersham Nurseries’ application for Mixed Use as a garden centre (A1) with restaurant (A3) was awarded Temporary Consent in November 2007 for one year and subject to the further development of its Green Travel Plan and ability to demonstrate further reductions in car travel to the site.
Officers from Richmond Council’s planning department have now recommended Petersham Nurseries’ application for approval, acknowledging that:
• Petersham Nurseries has “achieved impressive results over the past year...overall the expected results of the Green Travel Plan are in excess of that expected to be achieved over a year...These reductions in car trips and increases in sustainable modes (walking, cycling, public transport sic) are normally achieved through a five year implementation and actions”.
Copies of the Council’s report are now available to view online: http://www.richmond.gov.uk/home/environment/planning/planning_committee_meetings/planning_committee-details.htm?mgl=ieListDocuments.asp&CId=224&MId=2012&Ver=4
Richmond Council, Planning Committee Meeting
Thursday 23rd July @ 6.30pm
Venue: Council Offices, York House,
London Borough of Richmond upon Thames,
Richmond Road, Twickenham, TW1 3AA
For more information & images, please contact:
Tel: 0208 605 3627