The London Borough of Richmond upon Thames (LBRUT) has published a proposed scheme to improve Ham Parade, and residents are invited to have their say on the plans.

The scheme is designed to improve the trading environment for Ham Parade businesses and the Saturday market by enhancing the area and improving pedestrian and cyclist access. LBRUT have identified the area for work, and the scheme progressed due to the Council’s 2021 Future of the High Streets Community Conversation, where residents reinforced it as a local priority.

Cllr Phil Giesler, the Council’s lead member for business and growth, said:

“The Community Conversation gave us insightful, creative and valuable feedback and ideas. Because of those events and the residents of Ham, Petersham and Richmond Riverside Ward who came along and got involved, we have been able to fast-track this scheme as part of our public realm improvement programme.”

Residents are required to comment on two design options, both of which will refurbish the east side of Ham Parade, addressing the quality of the pedestrian environment, including narrow pavements, accessibility for wheelchair users, seating and support for those travelling to the area on foot, bus or bicycle.

LBRUT has carried out an analysis of parking usage in the area to ensure that proposed changes to parking capacity meet the demand in the area.


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