London Borough of Richmond Upon Thames - Unitary Development Plan
Unitary Development Plan - Adopted 1 March 2005

Welcome to the online version of the London Borough of Richmond Upon Thames Local Plan.
The UDP was extended beyond 11th March 2008, with the exception of certain policies and proposals, which were not saved beyond that date.
The Core Strategy was adopted on 21st April 2009 and superseded some UDP policies.
The Development Management Plan was adopted on 1st November 2011 and replaced a significant number of UDP policies.
The Twickenham Area Action Plan was adopted on 2 July 2013, which introduced additional policies that apply within the Twickenham Area Action Plan boundary and also superseded some site specific proposals within Twickenham.
The West London Waste Plan was adopted on 30 July 2015.
The only parts of the UDP that remain saved and have not been superseded by Local Plan documents are those Proposal Sites that were originally saved and not superseded by the Twickenham Area Action Plan. The proposal sites, which remain extant, are shown below; all other policies have not been saved or have been superseded and they have been removed from the Proposals Map.
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Chapter 12


  TEDDINGTON AND HAMPTON WICK not saved beyond March 2008
12.41 Teddington and Hampton Wick are bounded by the River Thames to the east and south. In the north an attractive residential environment dominates, whilst the south contains mostly open space, including Bushy Park and Home Park.
12.42 The area contains seven shopping centres. The largest, in Broad Street/High Street, Teddington, is one of the Borough's four district centres. Almost a fifth of the Borough's residents shopped at the Sainsbury's, Hampton Hill, for the majority of their food in 1997. This has had an effect on the convenience shopping facilities in Teddington town centre, although the overall vacancy rates are below the national average, there are currently a high proportion of vacant units in Hampton Wick, and parts of the centre are beginning to show signs of stress.
12.43 The main traffic problems are in the two centres of Teddington and Hampton Wick. The area is crossed by four major roads (A308, A310, A313 and B358) and traffic congestion occurs in these two centres because of narrow roads, on-street parking, lack of servicing arrangements and the heavy volumes of through traffic. A number of other junctions are also congested. Heavy lorries use all of these roads and this causes concern to local residents, especially in Hampton Wick. Both areas suffer from aircraft noise.
12.44 The River Thames is an important feature and also provides recreational opportunities. Stretches of riverside walk have been achieved via agreements under the Town and Country Planning Act (1990), Section 106, but access remains limited in parts. There are several private sports clubs and some of these have been subject to development pressures. The Landmark Centre at Teddington Lock provides cultural and community facilities and there is scope to improve library facilities through extensions to the present district library. Teddington offers a wide range of employment opportunities and over the last decade several new schemes have been completed including the Business Park. In considering the future of the Normansfield site which is to be released by the Regional Health Authority, priority will be given to community uses and to the protection of the overall character of the area and its ecological value.
12.45 For Teddington and Hampton Wick the Plan seeks especially to:
  Relevant policies
(1) implement an area traffic scheme in Teddington using measures to restrain traffic, reduce the impact and negative effects of through traffic, and improve road safety, reduce congestion by a programme of junction improvements, keep under review the possibility of a lorry ban, and press for improved public transport services; STG 11
TRN 12, 17, 19, 26
(2) enhance Teddington district shopping centre by STG 4
  (a) proposing environmental improvements, including the pedestrian enhancement of the Causeway; BLT 26, 27
  (b) retaining shops in key frontages; TRN 7, 9, 22
  (c) broadening the role of the centre by ensuring that any surplus shop units outside these frontages are occupied by uses providing services to residents. The Council will continue to monitor the impact of the Sainsbury superstore on the centre, as well as the impact of developments in Kingston; TC 2, 5, 6, 9
(3) protect the local shopping centres of Hampton Wick, and Stanley Road and the local shopping parades at Kingston Road and Waldegrave Road; STG 4
TC 5, 6, 7
(4) protect the unique character of the riverside wildlife habitats and improve access for the general public but limit development which would add to congestion on the river; ENV 26, 27
(5) protect the unique character of Hampton Court Park and Bushy Park and support other authorities in maintaining their environmental quality; STG 2
ENV 1, 5, 26
(6) resist the loss of private sports grounds and encourage owners to make facilities available for public access and use as at Udney Park Road sports ground; STG 9
ENV 15
(7) secure environmental improvements at sites including Hampton Wick High Street, Manor Road Recreational Ground, Ferry Road, Teddington station, and Cedar Road car park; and tree planting in areas including Church Road/Somerset Road, Kingston Road, Queens Road/Sandy Lane, Waldegrave Road and Broom Road Recreation Ground; STG 2
BLT 26
(8) preserve the predominantly residential character of the area by resisting new business uses or the intensification of existing uses unless they will result in some substantial benefit to the community; STG 2
(9) protect and enhance the conservation areas at Hampton Wick, Park Road, Blackmore's Grove, The Grove, Waldegrave Road, Teddington Lock, Broom Water and Teddington High Street and protect historic buildings; and continue to press for action to secure the future of listed buildings at risk which are in the ownership of the Crown, Government departments or the Health Authority. STG 2
BLT 2, 3, 4
(10) provide some public open space for residents in areas which are beyond walking distance of a local park, and increase opportunities for recreation by facilitating improvements at Manor Road Recreation Ground, and through combined management of recreational facilities at Teddington School/Broom Road Recreation Ground; STG 7
ENV 11, 12
(11) encourage the improvement of the housing stock and residential environment and where appropriate seek area-wide improvement; BLT 26
HSG 16, 17
(12) ensure that parking problems in residential streets do not get any worse, through the implementation of various schemes, including provision of limited car parking at Teddington Station, and the resistance to the loss of domestic garages; TRN 4, 5, 21, 22, 23
HSG 13
(13) press for a reduction in aircraft and helicopter noise and oppose changes in aviation activity which would increase the scale of the problem; STG 12
TRN 28
(14) protect and enhance the copse at Normansfield Avenue as an Other Site of Nature Importance; STG 2
ENV 18
(15) ensure all proposals for change at the Normansfield site are sensitive to the character of the building, including safeguarding the theatre, and maintaining the open character and natural habitats of the site; STG 2
ENV 1, 3, 18
BLT 2, 3, 4
(16) prevent an increase in unsightly car parking in front gardens where possible through planning control, and publicising the design guidance leaflet published by the Council; STG 1
BLT 28
(17) improve provision of community facilities, particularly through the replacement of the existing youth centre and extending the district library; CCE 2, 12, 14
(18) seek to minimise any adverse effects on Borough residents of development near the Borough boundary through appropriate representations to other local authorities and bodies. STG 13
12.46 The Proposals for Teddington and Hampton Wick are:
D1 NORMANSFIELD INSTITUTIONAL USE/ HOTEL / TRAINING CENTRE/ LEISURE / OPEN SPACE/ NATURE CONSERVATION / HOUSING Priority will be given to the retention of the main listed building in institutional use, or alternatively used as a hotel or training centre. The listed theatre which forms part of the building should be retained in theatre use, with a separate access to allow some independent community use. Metropolitan open land and Other Open Land of Townscape Importance will be retained for open space use and will be kept free of development other than that ancillary to its open use. The whole site is designated as an Other Site of Nature Conservation Importance. Development should preserve and enhance existing elements of nature conservation importance and create further opportunities for wildlife. Development must preserve or enhance the character of the conservation area and take account of the distinctive character areas within the grounds, particular attention should be given to reinforcing the landscape of the grounds and preserving the setting of the original hospital building (particularly the earlier part which forms its core), the former workshops and theatre. Provision will be sought for the use of the sports pitch by the local community. Slight variations to the metropolitan open land and other open land of townscape importance boundaries may be permitted, provided the total area of land within each of these designations remains the same and is capable of performing the metropolitan open land or other open land of townscape importance function. Links to and through the site via cycle and foot will be encouraged as will the use of public transport. To enhance the view into the site from Kingston Road, the six houses (currently used as staff accommodation) shown within the metropolitan open land should, within the plan period, be relocated within the proposed development area. Housing will be acceptable provided design and layout take into account all matters detailed above. At least a quarter of all units should be affordable housing. Private
D2 HAMPTON WICK STATION REDEVELOPMENT OF STATION TOGETHER WITH SMALL-SCALE BUSINESS USE To improve facilities for passengers and help meet the demand for small firms. Improvements should include cycle parking and 'kiss and ride' facilities. To improve information systems and access for people with disabilities. Railtrack / rail operator
D3 TEDDINGTON LIBRARY, WALDEGRAVE ROAD LIBRARY EXTENSION To improve library provision in the area. Council
D4 TEDDINGTON STATION STATION CAR PARK AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENTS To provide improved cycle, pedestrian and public transport access as well as limited commuter car parking for rail users from the local area and to reduce the nuisance from cars currently parking on roads surrounding the station. On-street parking control would prevent more traffic being attracted to the station. To improve information systems and access for people with disabilities. Railtrack / Council / rail operator
D6 THE CAUSEWAY TEDDINGTON PEDESTRIAN ENHANCEMENT OF JUNCTION OF PARK ROAD, MIDDLE LANE, PARK LANE AND THE CAUSEWAY, WITH RESTRICTED VEHICLE ACCESS TO THE CAUSEWAY To improve the safety and the pedestrian attractiveness of this part of the important route between the town centre and Teddington Station for pedestrians, by reducing carriageway area, reducing vehicle access, extending footway area and providing environmental improvements, landscaping and seating. Council
D7 THE FORMER PLAYING FIELD AT THE END OF SCHOOL HOUSE LANE CHILDREN'S PLAYGROUND The former school playing field provides an opportunity to relieve the shortage of play space in the area. Council
D8 not saved beyond March 2008 COLLIS PRIMARY SCHOOL, FAIRFAX ROAD EXTENSION AND IMPROVEMENT OF SCHOOL. IN THE LONG TERM POSSIBLE REBUILDING OF PRIMARY SCHOOL AND RETENTION OF NATURE CONSERVATION AREA. USE OF PLAYGROUND OUT OF SCHOOL HOURS SUPERVISED BY A SUITABLE COMMUNITY GROUP In the shorter term, expansion of school to provide for additional primary places in the Teddington area, in the long term possible rebuilding of the school. Any land not used for new school buildings will be retained in playing field or other open use related to the school and reincorporated within the OOLTI as part of the next Plan review. The nature conservation area to be retained. To relieve the shortage of playgrounds in the area and to implement the Council's dual use policy. Council / voluntary groups / school governors
D9 SACRED HEART RC PRIMARY SCHOOL, ST. MARKS ROAD USE OF PLAYGROUND OUT OF SCHOOL HOURS SUPERVISED BY A SUITABLE COMMUNITY GROUP To relieve the shortage of playgrounds in the area and to implement the Council's dual use policy. Council / voluntary groups / school governors
D10 ST JOHN THE BAPTIST C OF E SCHOOL, LOWER TEDDINGTON ROAD POSSIBLE EXTENSION OF SCHOOL. USE OF PLAYGROUND OUT OF SCHOOL HOURS SUPERVISED BY A SUITABLE COMMUNITY GROUP To improve education facilities to relieve the shortage of playgrounds in the area and to implement the Council's dual use policy. Council / voluntary groups / school governors
D11 STANLEY PRIMARY SCHOOL, STANLEY ROAD USE OF PLAYGROUND OUT OF SCHOOL HOURS SUPERVISED BY A SUITABLE COMMUNITY GROUP To relieve the shortage of playgrounds in the area and to implement the Council's dual use policy. Council / voluntary groups / school governors
D12 TEDDINGTON SCHOOL REBUILD SCHOOL. CONTINUED INCREASED PUBLIC USE OF SCHOOL FACILITIES INCLUDING SPORTS HALL AND ALL WEATHER PITCHES. Rebuild school to larger, more space efficient design, to provide for future educational needs of area. School to make use of adjoining recreation ground but not preclude continued public use of and access to the park. To develop community use of the school, help mitigate a deficiency in indoor sports facilities, implement the Council's dual-use policy and through combined management to create a district sports centre and improve recreational opportunities. The increased use should take account of residential amenity and increased floodlighting provision would not be appropriate. Proposals should look to increase alternative modes of transport to that of the car. The open space provision on the Normansfield site under the control of the Royal Canoe Club could potentially provide sports facilities for the school. Council / voluntary groups / school governors
D13 FROM KINGSTON BRIDGE VIA BUSHY PARK, HAMPTON HILL, FULWELL GOLF COURSE AND CRANE PARK TOWARDS HOUNSLOW HEATH LONDON LOOP, OUTER ORBITAL WALKING ROUTE - SIGNS AND WAYMARKING To implement this Borough's section of the Outer London Walking Route by means of signs, interpretive panels and a leaflet, in conjunction with the London Walking Forum and adjoining boroughs. Council, major land owners, sponsorship
The Following proposal listed for Hampton and Hampton Hill also affects Teddington and Hampton Wick
H21 HAMPTON COURT ROAD / CHESTNUT AVENUE JUNCTION REALIGNMENT AND IMPROVEMENT To improve road safety, regulate traffic flows and to give priority to pedestrians and cyclists. Council
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