ADDRESSFormer Imperial College Sports Ground, Udney Park Road, Teddington, TW11 9BB
TYPELand, Commercial Land
TENUREDevelopment Opportunity, For Sale Freehold
POSTED ON20th July 2021
The broadly rectangular site extends to approximately 5.19 ha (12.84 acres) and is largely green open space in use as sports playing fields. A sports pavilion, which is not currently in use, is situated on the western side of the site adjacent to the car park. There are three tennis courts situated in the south western corner of the site.
A planning application was made in 2018 (Ref:18/0151/FUL) for an extra-care community and GP surgery, with new public open space and improved sports facilities. The application proposed extensive redevelopment of the site, which was refused, appealed and then dismissed. The planning inspector commented that the very special circumstances necessary to justify the development were not met.
In other circumstances, development of playing fields or urban green space has been justified through the public benefit that such development might enable. Redevelopment of the existing car park and pavilion lots would appear warranted if linked to improvements to the existing facilities, but partial development of the wider property may also be justifiable. Further commercialisation of the existing playing fields would also appear possible. Interested parties should form their own opinion on this opportunity and take professional advice where appropriate.
Please note that the majority of the site is designated as Local Green Space and Other Open Land of Townscape Importance. The whole site is currently designated as an Asset of Community Value (ACV).
Former Imperial College Sports Ground, Udney Park Road, Teddington, TW11 9BBGBRichmond Upon ThamesTW11 9BBUdney Park Road