Twickenham Riverside Trust (TRT) has accepted the outcome of the Inspector’s report and agrees to support the council moving forward with the project.

The TRT have decided not to appeal the Inspector’s decision via a judicial review. The trust opposed the CPO and development, claiming that it was within its articles and lease that the objections be raised against the height and massing of the building but not the removal of car parking or replacement of derelict buildings.

Mark Brownrigg, chair of Twickenham Riverside Trust, said: “The Trust wishes the Council well in carrying forward its project. We intend now to press on with other practical actions under our charitable objectives, including bringing the community together to continue to ‘preserve, protect and improve’ the Riverside and its environs into the future and to ‘advance the education of the public in the history and environment of the area.”

The statement follows an article in the Daily Mail by residents of Eel Pie Island complaining about the loss of parking.

The London Borough of Richmond upon Thames now has the opportunity to proceed with its plans for Twickenham Riverside without any objections.


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