Local residents and users of Elleray Hall in Teddington can now have their say on the latest plans for a new community centre and affordable housing scheme to replace it.
On Wednesday, March 10, the latest proposals were published for a new centre along with an affordable housing scheme on the North Lane East car park and former depot site.
The hall is a popular daytime social centre for residents across the borough but the current building has reached the end of its useful life and is too costly to maintain.
The vision for the new centre is for it to continue to offer core services for older residents and allow and encourage a more comprehensive range of groups and individuals to use it, enabled by a more flexible design.
In addition to the new hall, the council is proposing to work with a social housing provider to build a small, 100 per cent affordable housing development on the site once the new centre is up and running.
The council is keen to update residents on the latest plans and hear their ideas for the new centre and affordable housing scheme before a planning application is submitted in the Summer.
On March 10, a virtual question and answer session was held, presenting the proposals to members of the public.
A video of the presentation, exhibition boards and questionnaire are now available online. Another online session was held on Saturday, March 20, where the architect presented the designs to members of the public, followed by a question and answer session.
Cllr Michael Wilson, vice-chair of the finance, policy and resource committee, said: “I am really pleased that we have been able to work with the community and the Elleray Community Association trustees to develop proposals for a flexible indoor and outdoor space, where people of all ages can be active, engaged and motivated.
“This fit-for-purpose centre and much needed affordable housing will be a benefit to the community for decades to come. I hope local people will review these proposals and help shape this exciting new centre for Teddington.”
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