WHY DOES THE TWICKENHAM COALITION GET INVOLVED?
Why does The Twickenham Coalition get involved? Short answer: We want the best for Twickenham and we hold Richmond Council to account, to deliver what they said they will deliver in the Twickenham Riverside development. Quite simply, they haven’t. The Coalition’s aim is to revitalise our unique and very special riverside, to strengthen the local […]Read More
Transport and Air Quality Committee, 15 June 2021 (1)
Representation by The Twickenham Coalition, Part 1 – INTRODUCTION, GENERAL COMMENTS 1. INTRODUCTION This written representation to the Transport and Air Quality Committee speaks for The Twickenham Coalition which was formed in February this year. The Twickenham Coalition is supported by Doug Orchard as Chair of the Twickenham Society, Mac McInerny of the Heatham Alliance […]Read More
Transport and Air Quality Committee, 15 June 2021 (2)
Representation by The Twickenham Coalition, Part 2 – PARKING 3. CPZ PARKING PROPOSALS AND TOWN CENTRE CAR PARKS The report makes no reference to Richmond Council’s Parking Strategy, Redevelopment of Twickenham Riverside (anonymous and undated). This official document states that the Highway Authority is confident it can readily and sensibly manage the displacement of the […]Read More
Transport and Air Quality Committee, 15 June 2021 (3)
Representation by The Twickenham Coalition, Part 3 – ACCESS, SERVICING AND CONCLUSION 4. ACCESS AND SERVICING PROPOSALS There are a great many questions arising from the Council Officers’ proposals, which Members will no doubt examine. For example, motor vehicle access points and movements are indicated (Appendix 3) but pedestrian and cycling movements, shared cycle/footpaths and […]Read More
Transport and Air Quality Committee, 15th June 2021
Twickenham Riverside – Parking and Servicing Proposals Agenda item 6. Parking proposals along with access and servicing proposals in relation to the Twickenham Riverside development project as set out in the report by the Director of Environment and Community Services, Paul Chadwick, with recommendation to delegate authority to the Director of Environment and Community Services […]Read More
Twickenham Riverside – Getting it right
Coalition letter to the Editor, Twickenham & Richmond Tribune There are a few, brief but important, notes of caution arising from Ben Makins’ letter in last week’s Tribune (28 May). Firstly, the writer’s ‘outside the box’ thinking presupposes amendments to the design brief produced by the RIBA and Richmond Council and formally approved two years […]Read More
Twickenham Riverside – What does the majority want?
(Coalition letter to the Tribune, 21 May 2021) To the Editor, Richmond & Twickenham Tribune The present scheme promoted by Richmond Council has attracted many elaborate claims. Richmond Council are delivering what the majority of Twickenham residents have requested, the majority of Twickenham residents are very happy with this really excellent scheme and the Council […]Read More
Diamond Jubilee Gardens under new “threat”?
The next meeting of the Finance, Policy and Resources Committee – Twickenham Riverside Scheme, Decision to use Compulsory Purchase Order Powers – will be on 28th June 2021 at 7:00 pm. Lengthy talks have been progressing with the Trustees of the Diamond Jubilee Gardens but Richmond’s Council Officers are again seeking Compulsory Purchase powers. Background […]Read More
Traffic and Parking Plans Contested By The Community (Press Release, 28 April 2021)
Twickenham is moving towards achieving the ambition of many decades to revitalise the Riverside, but the latest development proposals by Richmond Council are more contentious than any put forward during the last 40 years, claims The Twickenham Coalition. Overwhelming thumbs down to Council’s parking proposals In June 2020 Richmond Council held a public consultation about […]Read More
Coalition letter – Consultation results, 26 March 2021
To the Editor, Twickenham & Richmond Tribune Summary of letter published 26 March 2021 Twickenham Riverside Consultation Jan/Feb 2021 The author of last week’s letter ‘Twickenham Riverside’ deserves applause for casting a critical eye over the Council’s consultation results and highlighting the tip of an iceberg. The consultation held by Richmond Council had almost as […]Read More