Hydropower at Teddington Weir

Development Details : Three 4.0m diameter Archimedes screws, mounted on the weir structure. The maximum output is 490 kW. 
In early March 2010 the Environment Agency asked for expressions of interest to develop hydro electric power on Teddington Weir.In August 2010 Ham United Group were selected as the developer and in turn created Ham Hydro. The construction company as noted by the EA are Galliford Try
Update August 2016:
The TAC has always been fully opposed to Hydropower at Teddington on environmental reasons and that has not changed, and we will oppose any future plans at this historic and highly significant weir pool.
PRESS RELEASE 11th August 2016 – The Lensbury Club
Following the Court of Appeal’s judgement today in “Lensbury Ltd and London Borough of Richmond”, The Lensbury has issued the following statement.
“Lensbury remains supportive of renewable energy technologies, including an appropriate hydro-electric power development at Teddington Weir. However, it is crucial for such developments to be properly assessed, to ensure that everyone is clear on the impacts, benefits and suitability of the development proposals.
“We are pleased that the Court of Appeal upheld Lensbury’s concerns and acknowledged that the local planning authority failed to properly assess the scheme against relevant policies. In particular, the Court of Appeal agreed that the local planning authority failed to acknowledge that the scheme was “inappropriate development” under its policies and that there were no exceptional circumstances considered to justify the grant of planning permission. This assessment is a crucial part of the planning process to ensure only appropriate developments, in the most suitable locations, are approved.
“Lensbury will continue to co-operate with Richmond Council and the hydro project’s developer to ensure an appropriate scheme can be progressed.”


New Planning Application Sep 2014
Planning Application at Richmond Council Dec 2011 VOID
Agreement for Lease
Exclusivity agreement signed, Lease arrangement to be confirmed.
Electricity Agreement
Options explored but not agreed.

News, comment and history web links

There has been very many updates with the planning and legal situation at Teddington. Therefore we recommend web searching for the recent timeline.
15/03/2015 Lensbury Club call for action
 07/11/2014 Death, Noise Destruction – Guardian
01/011/2014 Grave threat to flood risk improvements  – Sunbury Matters
20/102014 Teddington Society
20/10/2014 Hampton Wick Association
15/09/2014 New Planning Application
05/12/2013  Teddington Society Objects to Hydropower
10/10/2013 Lensbury Club Newsletter
14/10/2013 Freedom of Information request over council Payments to Ham Hydro
25/09/2013 Ham Hydro discussions put back – richmondandtwickenhamtimes.co.uk
23/08/2013 Campaigners are protesting against proposals to install hydro turbines at Teddington Weir – Radio Jackie
21/08/2013 The Lensbury club objections to planning
10/09/2012 Shadow minister visits Teddington Weir
27/01/2012 Ham Hydro Environment Agency Application
28/12/2011 Teddington weir hydro-electric application submitted  – Richmond Guardian
09/12/2011 Planning Application at Richmond Council
23/10/2011 Ham Hydro on track to start in April ? – Teddingtontown.co.uk
15/10/2011 Green Light For 2.8m River power Scheme – Daily Mail
20/05/2011 Our river water levels are low enough – Angling Times
23/02/2011 http://www.richmond.gov.uk/eia_-_teddington_weir.pdf
05/10/2010 Arcadian Times
07/09/2010 Hopes rise for Ham’s Hydropower Project – richmondandtwickenhamtimes.co.uk
11/08/2010 Local group wins Teddington hydropower bid – teddingtontown.co.uk
11/08/2010 Plan for largest hydropower scheme in Europe approved – richmondandtwickenhamtimes.co.uk
24/03/2010 –Weir could be source of green power – hounslowchronicle.co.uk
08/03/2010 Entec Identifies Potential Hydropower Hotspots
Thames Anglers Conservancy seeks to ensure that all content and information published at this web site is current and accurate. In addition, the Thames Anglers Conservancy cannot be held responsible for the content of any externally linked pages