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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)

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.

Public consultation of Proposed Designation and De-Designation of Buildings of Townscape Merit

This consultation runs from Monday 18 September to Friday 27 October 2023.

We are conducting a public consultation on the local list of buildings in the borough. We are proposing to designate and de-designate a list of buildings that meet and no longer meet the criteria for local listing ('Building of Townscape Merit').

Designated buildings

We consider that the following buildings/structures meet the criteria for local listing (BTM) and therefore we are proposing to include these buildings in the local list. 

  • 1 Rocks Lane
  • 42 Hillersdon Avenue
  • Kitson Hall (Barnes Church Hall)
  • Trough on Barnes Green
  • Sewer Vent Pipe at Junction of Cleveland Road and Cleveland Gardens
  • Sewer Vent Pipe Opposite Elm Bank Mansions
  • Beverley Works Gates
  • Kinross Cottage Hampton Court Road East 
  • The Long House, Hampton Court Road East 
  • Berkeley and Oaklands, Hampton Court Road

View the descriptions, maps and photographs of the buildings and structures and the justification for their addition.

De-designed buildings

We consider the following buildings and structures to no longer meet the criteria for local listing:

  • 1 & 3 Hillersdon Avenue
  • 15 Laurel Road
  • 29a & 29b Ranelagh Avenue
  • 40 Station Road
  • 71 High Street & 4 Swan Place
  • Ex Met Police Station, 371 Lonsdale Road
  • Garage, 4 Castelnau 
  • Railings, Station Road
  • St Osmund’s Roman Catholic Primary School

View the descriptions, maps and photographs of the buildings and structures and the justification for their removal.

How to respond

You can respond to the consultation by:

  • Post:  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 BTM in the subject line of the email as we are consulting on a number of draft documents.

Please send comments by Friday 27 October 2023. All responses will not be treated as confidential.  

All responses will not be treated as confidential.

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

Updated: 18 September 2023

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