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A locally listed building (also known as a 'Building of Townscape Merit') is a building or structure which is not statutorily listed, but is recognised for its significance to the history and character of the local environment.

How buildings are chosen

Buildings of any type or age can be locally listed, even if they have been recently constructed.

Most locally listed buildings are found in one of our conservation areas and demolition of such a building will require planning permission.

Where a locally listed building is not within a conservation area, an applicant would need to ask for prior approval before any demolition takes place.

Download a full list of locally listed buildings (pdf, 6.1 MB). The Teddington Society's Planning Group is working with the History Group to assemble a Directory of Buildings of Townscape Merit (BTMs) and Listed Buildings in Teddington.

We identify locally listed buildings by:

  • Monitoring plan policies
  • Survey work
  • Conservation area reviews

For more information about Buildings of Townscape Merit, see the supplementary planning document (pdf, 895 KB).

Consultation on proposed Buildings of Townscape Merit 

We consider that the following buildings/structure are worthy of being included in our local list of Buildings of Townscape Merit (BTM). A description for each building/structure, including a map and photographs, is available below.

The following consultation is taking place from Monday 4 July to Thursday 1 September 2022:

Details of the dates of consultation on these proposed new BTMs are included above. We have notified the owners of the above structures/buildings. We would encourage you to submit your views and comments ideally via email.

How to respond

You can respond by:

  • Email to urban.design@richmond.gov.uk
  • Post to Conservation and Urban Design, LB Richmond upon Thames, Civic Centre, 44 York Street, Twickenham, TW1 3BZ

If emailing your comments, please make sure you include the name of the proposed BTM in the subject line of the email as we are consulting on a number of draft documents.

All responses will not be treated as confidential.  

A final decision on whether to designate the above structures/buildings will be taken by the Environment, Sustainability, Culture and Sports Committee in a subsequent meeting.    

Permitted development

Normal permitted development rights are not affected if a building is locally listed.

We may consider making an Article 4 Direction if minor types of external development could threaten the character of a locally listed building. This means you would need planning permission before you could carry out development.

Updated: 28 September 2022

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