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  • The London Borough of Richmond upon Thames features:

    • Green Belt

    • Conservation Areas

    • Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)

    • Historic Parks and Gardens

    Richmond Park and Kew Gardens are notable examples of protected areas in this borough.

  • Platt's Eyot   Belmont Road   Trafalgar Road   Hampton Court Green   St Margaret's Estate   Strawberry Hill Road   Strawberry Vale   Cambridge Park   Park Road (Teddington)   Twickenham Park   Mallard Place   Mays Road   Blackmore's Grove   Mortlake Green   Twickenham Green   Mill Hill   Hampton Village   Rosecraft Gardens   Hanworth Road   The Grove   Amyand Park Road   Crown Road   Normansfield   Sheen Road   Beresford Avenue   Richmond Green   Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew   Kew Foot Road   Lawn Crescent   East Sheen Avenue   Sheen Lane (East Sheen)   Queen's Road (Mortlake)   Model Cottages   White Hart Lane   Holmesdale Avenue   Sheen Lane (Mortlake)   Hampton Court Park   Richmond Road (East Twickenham)   St Matthias   Christ Church Road   Bushy Park   Fieldend   Hamilton Road   Castelnau   Kew Road   Richmond Hill   Richmond Park   Central Richmond   Old Deer Park   Richmond Riverside   Kew Green   Hampton Wick   Ham House   Petersham   Parkleys Estate   Ham Common   Barnes Common   Barnes Green   Broom Water   Burlington Avenue and West Park Road   Kew Gardens   Madrid Road   Mortlake   Oaklands Estate   Queen's Road (Twickenham)   Ruskin Avenue and part Defoe Avenue   Sheen Common Drive   Sheendale Road   Thorne Passage   Waldegrave Park   Teddington Lock   High Street Teddington   High Street Hampton Hill   Pope's Avenue   Joanna Southcott Chapel   Bushy Park Gardens   Cole Park Road   Cowley Road   Twickenham Riverside   King Edwards Grove   Royal Road   St James Avenue   Wick Road   Broad Street   Church Road

  • The London Borough of Richmond upon Thames is covered by the postcode districts TW1, TW2, TW9, TW10, TW11, TW12, TW13, TW16, SW13, SW14, SW15.


The London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, located in South West London, is known for its picturesque landscapes and strategic urban planning. The borough includes areas such as Richmond, Twickenham, and Teddington, each with its unique character and amenities. Richmond is famous for the scenic Richmond Park, the largest of London’s Royal Parks, and the historic Richmond Theatre. Twickenham is known for the iconic Twickenham Stadium, the home of English rugby. Teddington offers a charming riverside setting with beautiful gardens and parks. The borough’s planning strategy emphasizes the preservation of green spaces and historical landmarks, such as Kew Gardens, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The River Thames, which flows through the borough, provides stunning riverside views and recreational opportunities. Richmond’s excellent transport links, including direct rail services to London and numerous bus routes, enhance its connectivity. The borough’s commitment to preserving its historical and natural assets while supporting sustainable development makes it one of the most desirable areas in London.

Local Authority at a glance


Planning Policy & Housing Delivery

Richmond upon Thames

  • Adopted Local Plan: Local Plan, July 2018.

  • Neighbourhood Plans: Ham, Petersham.

  • Five-Year Housing Supply: Yes.

  • New Plan: Local Plan review ongoing, expected adoption by 2024.

  • Supplementary Planning Documents (SPDs): Yes, includes SPDs on Design, Housing, and Green Spaces.

  • Housing Delivery Test 2022: 91% - Action Plan Required

2023 Statistics & Performance

  • Applications Received: 1,250

  • Applications Decided: 1,200

  • Appeals Allowed: 15

  • Appeals Dismissed: 23

  • % of Applications Determined Within Statutory Period: 82%

  • Analysis: Richmond upon Thames processed 1,250 applications and decided 1,200 of them. There were 15 appeals allowed and 23 appeals dismissed. The percentage of applications determined within the statutory period was 82%, indicating strong administrative efficiency and robust decision-making processes.

For further and detailed information, please refer to the statistical data published by the UK Government on planning applications and performance tables (GOV.UK)

Address: Civic Centre, 44 York Street, Twickenham, TW1 3BZ

Phone: 020 8891 1411


Website: Richmond upon Thames Borough Council

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