A small group of film industry experts have released alternate plans for Twickenham Film Studios.

Jolson Services, headed by Bafta-winning sound editor Peter Joly, put in a bid for the site at the end of January, with an aim to enhance and upgrade facilities.

The proposal is to keep the studios as they are, but redevelop the area closest to St Margarets station, to provide a GP health centre, close care housing for the elderly, a restaurant and media centre and workspace.

Mr Joly said: “We see the studio as becoming a media village offering script-to-screen facilities for film makers with shooting stages and post production facilities for film, TV, gaming and multimedia.

“In addition, we plan to redevelop specific areas of the site to make better use of space and provide better and more relevant services for the creative community.

“We would plan to reach out to the local schools and colleges with media training, and master classes held on site with resident film makers.”

Richmond Council’s director of environment Paul Chadwick wrote to Alliots Chartered Accountants, who are believed to be marketing the site on behalf of the owners, in August 2011.

In the letter, seen by the Richmond and Twickenham Times, Mr Chadwick wrote: “On behalf of the council I would like to stress that we would be extremely concerned if the film studios were to close.”

Mr Chadwick also said planning policy required the site be for employment use.

In the letter he said: “The reasons for this policy are that there is very limited employment land in the borough and any loss to housing is irreversible and cumulatively undermines the council’s employment objectives.”

The administration company told the council it had taken Mr Chadwick’s suggestions onboard.

Maybourne Projects, architects and project managers, based in Richmond, has been consulting with Jolson Services on the redevelopment proposals.

Director of Maybourne Projects Martin Habell said “People simply fail to realise that there are 6,000sq m of prime filmmaking facility, with a world reputation and state of the art equipment - that’s skills and jobs.”

The council would expect the site to be marketed for employment use for two years before any discussions on changing it to housing land were considered.

Cabinet member for environment Councillor Virginia Morris said: “If after that there was no interest, we would consider a mixed employment and residential scheme, which should include affordable housing.”

A Taylor Wimpey spokesman said: “We are currently working with the owners of Twickenham Film Studios to explore a number of opportunities for the future of the site. We also plan to engage closely with the community and other interested parties to develop our ideas.”