Thames-side Policy – is it Sound?

Thames-side Policy – is it Sound?

22 May 2024  6.30 – 8.00pm
(Zoom Meeting)

Are the Thames Policy Areas (TPAs) identified in the London Plan 2021 correctly defined and are the Thames Landscape Strategies within them effective in controlling development?

There has been much concern about development along London’s riverside that does not accord with planning policies coupled with increasing concerns about issues such as flood-risk, water quality and the management of London’s bridges. The time has come to address these concerns as consideration is given to a future update of the London Plan.

The London Plan encourages riparian boroughs to define their boundaries of the Thames Policy Area and work together to update their respective strategies. This is happening in the Hampton-Kew and the Kew-Chelsea strategy areas – but further work is required for Chelsea-Tower Bridge.

There is a line-up of four speakers:

  • Mathieu Proctor of the GLA will talk about the Thames policy in the London Plan 2021;
  • Rebecca Kendrick of the Thames Landscape Strategy, which covers Hampton-Kew, will update us on issues along that part of the river.
  • Philip Whyte, Chair of the Wandsworth Society, a member of the London Forum, and Co-Chair of the West London River Group, will do likewise on the Kew-Chelsea part of the river.
  • Finally Tim Catchpole, Chair of the Mortlake with East Sheen Society, also a member of the London Forum, will highlight the contentious Mortlake Brewery redevelopment (aka Stag Brewery) which is the subject of a public inquiry starting at the end of May.  This iconic site at the finish of the annual Oxford & Cambridge boat-race near Chiswick Bridge lies within the Kew-Chelsea part of the river.

The Thames is hugely important to the whole of London, and we hope that representatives of many non-riparian societies will also join the meeting and make their views known.

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22 May 2024


18:30 - 20:00


Free to Members




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