A last-ditch bid to reopen the Twickenham riverside development consultation was defeated by Richmond's Conservative council this week.

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Leader of Richmond's Liberal Democrats Councillor Gareth Roberts tabled the motion at a full council meeting on Tuesday, calling for all alternative proposals to be put to residents.

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But the motion fell as no member of council leader Lord True's administration broke rank - despite Coun Roberts claiming some Tories were unhappy with the plans.

The multimillion pound development will include a shop-lined arcade, a Regency-inspired amphitheatre and up to 40 homes. It could be completed by early 2019.

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A grand Regency-inspired amphitheatre is at the centre of the Twickenham Riverside proposals

Coun Roberts said: "The history of Twickenham riverside is long, complex and bloody - casualties have been found on both sides.

"However, in 2010, this administration was elected on the promise to listen to the people, or the 2010 Tory manifesto claimed.

"I quote, 'it's time for change, for a new style of community-led politics, time for a council that listens and consults the public before it decides'.

"But, in 2015, this administration proposed just a single choice - this was not community-led, not a new style of politics and a decision was made on the final design before the consultation even began."

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

Richmond Council plans to develop a shop-lined arcade, linking King Street with the riverside, by spring 2019

The motion asked for councillors to support an open riverside park option, with "the prospect of the river from King Street".

Twickenham Riverside Councillor Susan Chappell said: "What on earth is he asking for this for?

"Further delay on the site, possibly so that we have no development which is something we have come to expect from the Lib Dems?"

The architects Quinlan Francis and Terry, which also designed Richmond riverside in the 1980s, consulted residents with the council last year.

Cabinet member for environment Councillor Pamela Fleming said a number of issues raised in the consultation will be considered as the plans develop.

She added: "We will take absolutely no lessons from them in consultation because we know perfectly well that one of the things they lost the election on, in 2010, was the lack of listening to people.

"We have listened to people from the start and we listened when people told us they wanted to stop the decay in Twickenham."

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The multimillion pound scheme will also see the Embankment pedestrianised

It is expected the results of the consultation, which Councillor Martin Elengorn said was "60 per cent negative", will be published in April.

Lord True said the Lib Dems allowed nothing to happen to the riverside site for 23 years in power, referencing plans for a 'millionaire's row' in 2010.

He said: "The fact is if it hadn't been for this administration, the Diamond Jubilee Gardens would never have happened.

"Had it been for Lib Dems there would have been a gated community and no public park at all."