On 19th October 2021 Borough Council approved a much improved version of Isleworth Riverside Conservation Area Appraisal. Its purpose is to describe the historic and architectural character and appearance of the area. This assists applicants in making successful planning applications and the decision makers in assessing plans. A further hope is it raises interest in the designated area and awareness of its special character. Also, it enables identification of positive features that should be conserved, as well as negative ones that provide scope for future enhancement. This Appraisal sought and received agreement to increasing the area covered to include housing to the south, bounded by Richmond, Magdala, Worple and Napier Roads, the River Crane, also 1-11 Mill Plat in addition to Park Road Cemetery.
The Isleworth Riverside Conservation Area (Oct 2021) document can be found below.
The Isleworth Society has contributed to its development, both before and during the period of consultation, which finished in April 2021
Some of the groups involved in Thames conservation:
The Zoological Society London (ZSL)- which since 2004 has been working with partners and volunteers to improve the ecology of the river in a range of projects. Find out more here
Its Thames Marine Mammal Conservation programme monitors marine life including the seal population (harbour and grey seal) in the river. There are regular sightings of seals in the River Thames in Isleworth, and, sadly, whales can find themselves stranded and disorientated in these waters, too. Read more here
Its Tidal Thames Fish Conservation programme focuses on the stretches of the Thames from Teddington, past Richmond and Isleworth to London and the sea. Read more here.
British Divers Marine Life Rescue works in partnership with ZSL and regularly rescue wildlife who need help. Read more here.
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