"Gloriana" to become our neighbour?
The replica Royal Barge "Gloriana" could find a home near us in Kingston after its rejection by Richmond Council. Kingston Council seems keen, as it could be a tourist attraction for Kingston. One possible site is the Barge Dock near Canbury Gardens, and though this could be interesting and attractive, we are also aware that the ornate barge brings with it a very large boat shed and visitor centre as well as visitors and traffic, which is why it proved unpopular in Richmond.
This is something that CARA will keep an eye on - there will doubtless be a consultation on this major development, and CARA will alert you to it when it happens. Do tell Committee members and street reps what you think about the prospect.
January 23 2015