Ahead of the Grove Ward by election on 7 May, Lib Dem Leader, Councillor Liz Green has issued a warning to residents not to be taken in by Tory claims that they have rejected the Post Office planning application.Read more
I am sure you, like me, care very much for the town we live in - its character as an ancient market town and its environment with green spaces like the Fairfield in the town centre, and access to areas like Richmond Park and Home Park close by.Read more
Residents urged to make their views knows at the Public Exhibition for Kingston’s Old Post Office planning application
Kingston Liberal Democrat Councillor for Grove Ward, Stephen Brister, is urging residents to make their views known on the planning application for the Old Post Office Site in Kingston.
The plans for St George’s planning application are on display later this week (15 Jan, 16 Jan and 17 Jan) at a Public Exhibition at the Old Post Office building.Read more
In January, Lib Dem councillors Stephen Brister and Chrissie Hitchcock, alongside MP for Kingston and Surbiton Ed Davey, launched a campaign to block the Tory Council’s proposals to get rid of Kingston’s iconic tumbling phone boxes at the junction of Old London Rd and Clarence St.Read more
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After the Conservative-run Council published a development brief for Kingston’s Eden Quarter encouraging proposals for a new tower block on the corner of Brook St and Wheatfield Way, private developers have submitted a new planning application for a twenty-one storey building.Read more
Kingston Liberal Democrats have launched a petition to save the tumbling telephone boxes at the junction of Old London Rd and Clarence St. The telephone box installation is one of the best known symbols of Kingston, featuring on many postcards and photos of the town.Read more
Local Lib Dem MP Ed Davey has launched a petition to stop the Tory-run Council from paving over a section of the Fairfield opposite Kingston Library. The proposals are set out as part of a Council commissioned development brief for the “Eden Quarter”.
New high-rise development planned
Plans drafted by Kingston Council would see the historic Monday Market moved to a new paved area on the Fairfield. The current site of the Monday Market, on the Kingfisher car park, would be dug up, sold off and replaced with developments as high as 12 storeys.
The tower block would be higher than any other building in close proximity to the Cattle Market, overshadowing the Fairfield and would see a drastic transformation to the local skyline.Read more
Disappointing news announced today, by the Government’s Planning Inspectorate, could now allow Goldcrest, owners of the controversial Kingsgate Business Centre in Kingsgate Road, Kingston, to build 210 student flats on the land where Liberal Democrats had always planned to build a school.Read more
Tudor (Kingston) result:— Britain Elects (@britainelects) October 16, 2014
CON - 41.0% (+0.1)
LDEM - 28.0% (+10.3)
LAB - 12.1% (-2.1)
UKIP - 10.4% (-0.9)
GRN - 8.5% (-7.5)
Robin Meltzer, Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Candidate said:
There was a big swing from the Conservatives to Liberal Democrats in the by-election in Tudor ward on Thursday 16th October.
The Conservatives managed to hang on to the seat that they have held for 24 years, but their majority plummeted from only 5 months ago 916 to 337.Read more
Lib Dem Councillor Chrissie Hitchcock:
“Often it’s about perception. Before Cllr Doyle became a councillor, he represented Essence Nightclub and we all know what happened there - it resulted in the worst brawl the police have ever seen and we had to close the Club. If we have a controversial application in the Town Centre, I question whether he would be leaving himself open to criticism all round.”Read more