It looks as if there is at last some news about what the new owners of the Jolly Boatman site are up to. We understand that they are preparing plans for a major development on the land adjacent to Hampton Court Station. No details are available yet, but Elmbridge Councillors have been invited to attend a briefing on 18 June at which revised proposals for the site will be presented, and we understand that they also plan to hold a public exhibition later in June. We will update residents via our website when we have more news.
We will look at what is being proposed very carefully. Like most residents, we want to see a solution to this neglected site which will benefit local residents and tourists visiting Hampton Court Palace – but not at the expense of the sort of unacceptable over-development which was proposed by former owners Gladedale back in 2008.