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Make Milestone Green Our Village Centre

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Dear Richmond Council & TFL,


In 2016 the council carried out a residents survey asking us what we wanted for our local area. The results resoundingly asked for a Village Centre to give us a sense of community.

Below is an extract of the survey findings from the Richmond.gov.uk website:

“The opportunity to create a ‘village centre’ at Milestone Green has been identified in the proposed Vision for East Sheen’.

In addition to this, on the ‘High Streets and Commercial Centres’ page of the East Sheen Village Plan on the website it says:

"The Council will look to establish a focal point in the heart of East Sheen village. This will include redeveloping Milestone Green and closing the slip road to make one large raised area. The project could include continuing the joint surface across Sheen Lane and up to Larches Avenue to create a larger cohesive space. Loading would be allowed at designated times, but the space would be multi-purpose and used for community events and markets. This larger more comprehensive scheme would see the part closure of Sheen Lane when markets are held so is subject to vehicle movement surveys.”

We believe this can be achieved and will not need a raised area or to only have loading at designated times as there is space enough for 2 large vehicles to still load at the far end of the area, nearest Larches avenue. It may also not require partial closure of Sheen Lane as this may complicate matters.

We are signing this petition to ask that you put this redevelopment in motion as soon as possible.

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