Local MP, Dr. Vincent Cable has written a letter to the Richmond Council Planning Control Manager, David Barnes, asking the Committee to reject the proposal for the wine bar under Streets on St Margarets Road.

From the letter:

“I have to say that I am entirely persuaded by the [Broadway Avenue] residents’ argument against this application. Their objections seem to me to be valid, well reasoned, and supported by evidence relating to a number of material planning considerations.

No doubt when this application comes to the Committee it will be considered very carefully by Members. My view is that this is not a development appropriate to this area and I hope it will be rejected."