Aim of Village Plan
The Village plan describes a vision for Teddington and identifies what the council will do and what local people can do to achieve the vision together. It sets out the key issues and priorities and provides background information on Teddington.
A Vision for the Teddington Area
The Council has developed the vision by:
- Asking local people and businesses what is important to them in the All in One survey and other consultations.
- Using current plans, policies and projects, the links to which are included in the Plan.
The vision for Teddington is that it will continue to be a thriving district centre with a wide range of shops, employment, and leisure, cultural and social facilities to meet the needs of the local community.
Teddington is a long established centre providing a wide range of shops and services as well as cultural opportunities. It provides a successful balance of multiple and independent shops and services and the vacancy rate is consistently low. The town centre provides a wide range of employment opportunities including the National Physical Laboratory to the west and the Haymarket offices and Teddington Studios to the east.
The High Street is a designated conservation area and it retains some 17th and 18th century buildings as well as an attractive mix of Victorian and Edwardian shopping parades (some with original shop fronts) and artisan cottages in small side streets. Broad Street is also mainly Victorian and Edwardian with some more modern retail units. At times there are heavy volumes of traffic through the centre.
Outside the town centre Teddington is mainly residential. It is largely Victorian or Edwardian in character comprising uniform terraced and semi detached houses in avenues of mature trees. There are local shopping parades at Stanley Road and Kingston Road.
The area is largely defined by Bushy Park to the south and the River Thames and related open spaces to the east. Teddington Lock provides a pedestrian and cycle link to Ham and Petersham.
The vision for Teddington is that it will continue to be a thriving district centre with a wide range of shops, employment, and leisure, cultural and social facilities to meet the needs of the local community. There is the opportunity to improve the public realm in the Causeway and Broad Street.
The attractive built environment, extensive open areas and riverside will continue to be protected, enhanced and enjoyed by residents.
The impacts of through traffic will be reduced and parking managed to ensure that residents can access their centre and enjoy the amenities of the area and its surroundings.
How we came up with the area covered by the Plan
In our All in One survey in 2010, we asked people to tell us what they considered to be their ‘local area’. We used the information residents gave us to draw up the village area shown on this map. The boundaries are not prescriptive; villages overlap and people can choose whichever area they most identify with and contribute to any of the Village Plans. Anyone who lives close to a village area – or who works there or has some other connection – is welcome to make comments about the village plan or get involved in making the area better, even if they do not live within the village boundary as shown here.
The Teddington area includes parts of the Fulwell & Hampton Hill, Hampton Wick and Teddington wards.
The old village is the High Street and pre-railway development in the Park Road area. With the coming of the railway Teddington rapidly grew into a town.