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Elleray Hall reprovision

The future of Elleray Hall.

Background

For the past 45 years, Elleray Hall has been a place where local people can take part in a range of activities run by Elleray Community Association. The services remain an integral part of the Council’s support for older people. However, the building in which they are based is increasingly difficult and expensive to maintain. Thousands of pounds is spent every year heating the non-energy efficient building.

For the last few years the Council has been developing new proposals for the centre. The vision for the new Community Centre is for it to be at the heart of the local community. It will continue to offer core services for older residents, but also allowing and encouraging a wider range of groups and individuals to use the centre, enabled by a more flexible design. The Council have also been developing proposals for a linked affordable housing scheme, first consulted on in February 2020.

The new Community Centre will be relocated to the nearby Council owned former depot and North Lane (East) car park, while the current Elleray site will be used for the housing scheme.

Current situation

On 18 February 2021, the Council's Finance, Policy and Resources Committee approved the capital funding to deliver a new Community Centre. The Committee also approved the use of Council and grant funding to enable the delivery of an affordable housing scheme on the current Elleray Hall site.

From Wednesday 10 March to Sunday 11 April 2021, the Council ran an engagement exercise seeking views on the design of the latest proposal for the Community Centre and affordable housing scheme ahead of the planning application. Feedback from this engagement exercise has been analysed by the Consultation Team and compiled into a report. The report has been reviewed by lead Members at the project Sponsor Board, and the response to the engagement has been captured in the statement of design response below.

Following the engagement exercise, a planning application for the proposed Community Centre and affordable housing scheme has been submitted and validated. View details of the planning application.

Next steps (August 2021)

As part of the planning process, there is a statutory consultation period and any queries or concerns regarding the design of the scheme should be submitted through this process.

Following the statutory consultation, the proposals will be presented to the Planning Committee later in the year.

Previous information

Documentation from the engagement exercise can be found below:

Documentation from previous consultation can be found below:

Public presentations

Two online sessions were held, where the architect presented the designs followed by a Q&A.

Community Conversation: Elleray Hall - Wednesday 10 March 2021

Community Conversation: Elleray Hall - Saturday 20 March 2021

Frequently asked questions

Read answers to frequently asked questions (pdf, 142 KB) on the future Elleray Hall.

Contact

If you have any queries regarding the proposals in Teddington, or if you know of someone who would be interested in completing the questionnaire but is not online, email ellerayreprovision@richmond.gov.uk.

Updated: 11 August 2021