APPENDIX 4: LETTER FROM TLS
|Head of Property and
|London Borough of
Richmond upon Thames
|2 February 1999
Proposed development of Twickenham
With regard to the proposals for
the above, I would like to draw your attention to the following
specific polices and project of the Thames Landscape Strategy:
intimate scale and working character of the Twickenham
and Eel Pie Island waterfront.
tree farmed setting of Twickenham Riverside .....
possible connections between the centre of Twickenham and
the swimming baths site.
provision of passenger loading facilities in front of
Twickenham Baths site.
parking back from the edge of Twickenham Embankment and
improve the layout and seating of the public spaces.
The site was identified by the
Strategy as being under significant pressurefor re-development
and thus the main landscape factors for consideration are:
- Historic and working
character and intimate scale of the waterfront.
- connections to town centre
- public access and use of the
- car parking to be kept back
from the waters edge.
- possible incorporation of
further civic facilities, such as a re-located Twickenham
In addition, there are several
Strategic Polices which related to the proposal:
development and new initiatives within the Strategy area
should be judged against the paramount aim of conserving
and enhancing the unique character of the Thames
Landscape as defined in the Strategy.
conserve and reveal the main landmarks of the area, with
particular concern for the frame and backdrop to the view.
Where appropriate, new developments should contribute
fresh landmarks and foci to work with the existing urban
distinct characters of the different waterfronts. New
developments should be inspired by their context,
complement the particular style, colours and materials of
each waterfront and contribute to the public enjoyment of
the river edge spaces. Wherever possible the established
diversity of riverfront uses should be retained as part
of a varied and vital community.
of built recreation sites to complement the scale,
character and urban structure of the surrounding
waterfronts and make the most of the amenity, river-related
recreation and nature conservation potential. New vistas
and access routes should be incorporated into
unique river edge of continuous pedestrian public access,
restricting vehicles and wherever possible removing car
parking from the waterside. Consider the needs of people
with mobility difficulties and the provision of
alternative parking where necessary.
enhance the riverside spaces for people to sit, watch and
sunbathe. Encourage riverside cafes, pubs and restaurants
in the built waterfronts.
promote the walks identified by the London Walking Forum,
the Thames Path and the West London Waterway Walks
Project, making new links to encourage local circular
walks in line with English Nature guidelines. Sign routes
from town centres to the river Encourage the re-instatement
of old ferry connections, where interested operators can
tourist transport services, improving publicity, where
appropriate re-building piers and jetties to increase
access, and linking services into the existing public
transport and car parking network. Control tourist boat
noise and wash levels to minimise the impact on river
Thames Landscape Strategy
|Patron: Sir David
Attenborough CH FRS