London Square and Assael Architecture have presented two options to the Twickenham community before submitting revised plans for the former Greggs Bakery site.

The original submission was refused by Richmond planning in August 2020. The old Greggs Site was deemed industrial land in the local plan, and the council sought to protect employment by refusing the plans for 116 homes.

The site has remained empty, and the two options from London Square and Assael address the reason for refusal.

Scheme one is industrial led. Scheme one includes 9,500 sq ft of industrial space (Class E), 97 new homes, 86 residential parking spaces, 22 commercial parking spaces and four loading bays. Only 20 per cent of the housing would be affordable.

Scheme two is residential led. Scheme two includes 1,884 sq ft of commercial space (affordable B1), 116 new homes, 100 residential parking spaces and one accessible commercial parking space. Fifty per cent of the homes would be affordable.

Both schemes would include a public realm and access to the River Crane and would be up to five storeys high.

An entire industrial scheme was ruled out due to practical issues such as drainage.

The consultation took place in March 2022.

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