Hampton Pool Trust is a small independent not for profit company and educational charity run by volunteers.

Our vision is to maintain Hampton Pool as a safe, welcoming, enjoyable, sustainable and inspirational heated, open air swimming environment, all year round. Hampton Pool was saved from closure by members of the local community over 30 years ago. As a local social enterprise HPT exists to secure the future of the valuable local asset of Hampton Pool with its individual character and intimate charm for community use.

Hampton Pool Trust members are passionate about the facility and how it is run and aim to make Hampton Pool an inspiration for the popularity of sustainable, open air swimming, and good management of a local community facility.

Would you like to see improvements to the pool buildings?

If you would like to know more about Hampton Pool Trust’s development plans, the answers to some frequently asked questions and the opportunity to join the Trust, please go to the development area of this website.

We are pleased to provide an update on progress with the Hampton Pool Development Project planning application following consideration by the Greater London Authority (GLA) on 9th September 2019.

The GLA has completed its Stage 1 review and accepts that our application meets the “very special circumstances” set out for permitted development on Metropolitan Open Land as outlined in the London Plan and draft London Plan policies. This means that the application can now move forward to be considered by the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames Planning Committee.

In addition to considering the documentation associated with the planning submission, the GLA decision has been informed by the independent viability study from Aspinall Verdi which concluded in favour of the development. The report was commissioned by London Borough of Richmond upon Thames Planning Department.

The GLA's review has raised certain queries about the roof, energy use, water and transport, details of which are being provided in response.

Our planning application should now move forward for consideration by the Planning Committee, and if approved will go back to the GLA for the Stage 2 approval.

If you have any queries regarding the building development, have any comments or if you would like further information, please email the Building Development Team: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Stephen Hooley
Chair, on behalf of Hampton Pool Trust Board

The Board recognises the engagement of our members and their interest in Board decision making. We have been considering the ways in which we communicate with members and other stakeholders, recognising that our Trust webpages need review and redevelopment and that working documents such as minutes give limited explanation or context, especially as commercial, financial and personal data cannot be shared.

The reconstituted Communication and Outreach Committee is taking a fresh look at how we communicate about the work of Hampton Pool Trust Board, how we keep our members informed and how we seek feedback. This will involve a review of our various communication channels based on discussion with members and stakeholders. We are launching a communication survey and events series to explore ways forward with input from our members and stakeholders.

While we collect this data and agree next steps, we will be communicating with members using email updates from the Chair and Committees, via Poolside Chat and the main Pool website. The Trust web pages will be used primarily for news items and announcements.

Jane Savidge
Company Secretary
Hampton Pool Trust

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