Category: “Conservation”

Richmond’s greatest event...

The primary objectives of Get On Board 2019 event, organised by Be Richmond, were to highlight the problems with plastic pollution in our waterways while creating a great community event involving residents, businesses, workers and charities both on the water and on the towpath. SWLEN organised the litter pick, representing local charities including The Poppy […]

Get on Board...

Welcome to Get on Board 2019, which this year takes place on Friday 21 June 2019. The main aim of ‘Get on Board’ is to highlight the problem of plastic pollution in our waterways. But it’s also about building on the success of 2018 and creating a great community event involving residents, businesses, workers and […]

Thames Bridge Consultation:...

SWLEN recently responded to Richmond Council’s publication of a report on possible locations for a new pedestrian bridge over the Thames. Location 13 (Radnor Gardens to Ham Lands)  Radnor Gardens is a well-used local park bordering the Thames in Strawberry Hill and is designated as Metropolitan Open Land (MOL). Ham Lands is a wonderful nature […]

Metropolitan Open Land...

SWLEN believes that the proposed development represents inappropriate development on Metropolitan Open Land (MOL), and is contrary to policies relating to the Green Belt/MOL at national, London and local levels. The ‘very special circumstances’ which might justify such development do not appear to be present in relation to this development.  The National Planning Policy Framework does not list […]

Marble Hill Planning Response

Response to planning application 18/2977/FUL – Marble Hill by Richmond Biodiversity Partnership Introduction SWLEN has co-ordinated the response of the Richmond Biodiversity Partnership (RBP) to English Heritage’s latest planning application in relation to proposed work at Marble Hill House and Park.  A full copy of RBP’s observations is below.  They centre around the works proposed to […]

A Peoples Manifesto...

By Elliot Newton As we approach Remembrance Day, we enter a period of national reflection as we pay our respects to the many brave men and women who have fallen, sacrificing themselves in the hope of a better future. This is a time to not only remember the huge sacrifices made but also discourage such […]