End the “Croydonisation” of Kingston Town Centre


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Kingston’s Tory-led Council is pushing through controversial plans which will make Kingston more like Croydon as it develops plans for large areas of intensive development. 

There have already been a number of planning approvals given for tower blocks across Kingston Town Centre, such as the Old Post Office site and Eden Walk in Eden Street with more planned including at Surrey House and Hippodrome. Now there is a planning application for a fourteen storey block and intensive development at Canbury Business Park, adjacent to two storey Victorian houses.

Liberal Democrats are demanding more affordable, sustainable development in and around Kingston town centre whilst protecting our unique heritage.

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How much longer will the skyline look like this?

Local Focus Team member Zain Abbas said, “We don’t want to be just another Croydon. Building huge numbers of high-rise, high priced flats in Kingston’s residential areas will not address the acute shortage of affordable homes needed in Kingston.”

Local champion Fiona Boult said, “Next year’s council elections will be the last chance to stop the Croydonisation of Kingston.”


Timeline of Tory failures

December 2014 - Petition is launched after it is revealed that the Fairfield is under threat from development

December 2015 - Tories kick review on Eden Quarter Development Brief into long grass

October 2016 - Senior Tory admits mistake: “I should have set a maximum height for new Kingston developments”


 

 


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