Ham Close Planning Application Submitted

14th June 2022

Following our most recent engagement event in February 2022, a planning application for the regeneration of Ham Close was submitted at the end of April 2022. 

The London Borough of Richmond upon Thames will now carry out its own statutory public consultation on the application and write directly to those neighbouring the site with the details. 

If you wish to view the planning application in full, you can click here to view it on the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames’ planning portal. The reference number for the planning application is 22/1442/FUL

You can also click here to view and download the key planning reports on this website. Should you have any questions, you can click here to contact us. 

We would like to thank everyone who has provided feedback on the proposals throughout the consultation and engagement process. This began in December 2013 when RHP, Richmond Council and The Prince’s Foundation carried out a consultation with the local community, to consider the future of Ham Close. Out of this came five key principles:

  1. Remaining in the community – any resident of Ham Close wishing to remain in the community should be able to do so
  2. Retain and enhance green space
  3. Create a heart to Ham Close and Ham, retain and support a village feel
  4. Better integrate Ham Close
  5. Improve community facilities.

These principles remain the cornerstone of the proposals and have guided the consultation and design process from July 2015 up until now. During this time, we have held numerous events, including public consultations, design workshops, youth centre engagement sessions and a variety of meetings with residents at Ham Close. This feedback, combined with our design and technical assessments, has informed the proposals for the regeneration of Ham Close and improved the scheme in a number of ways:

  • We have taken time to understand the essence of Ham and have created a variety of architectural characters and styles, which all draw inspiration from local buildings
  • We have created a material palette that is representative of your most popular brick colours and brick colours found within the surrounding area 
  • We made the buildings slimmer, increasing space between buildings 
  • We varied building shapes to further increase the distances between buildings 
  • We reduced heights of buildings in sensitive areas, including the eastern boundary by Ham Village Green, behind Ham Clinic, and the western boundary by St. Richard’s C of E School
  • We incorporated a mixture of housing styles 
  • We maximised the number of dual-aspect apartments to let in plenty of natural light, cross ventilation and natural ventilation with all windows being openable 
  • We have designed floorplans to include a variety of apartment layouts. For example, open plan kitchen/living/dining arrangement or a separate kitchen/dining space.

For further information, please see the Design and Access Statement and Statement of Community Involvement which are included within the planning application.

We would like to thank you once again for your time, input, and engagement throughout the years to allow us to reach this milestone of submitting the planning application for the regeneration of Ham Close.

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