Tories let you down again - Boris rubber stamps Tolworth Towers

key_boris-700-400-hamilton-avenue-tolworth-tower-planning-tories-kevin-davis-kingston-conservatives.pngBoris Johnson rubber stamps the Tolworth Towers.    Boris photo: Andrew Parsons/ i-Images Creative Commons License


This afternoon, regrettably, the Conservative London Mayor, Boris Johnson, has not used his powers to help residents of Tolworth. Instead, he has rubber stamped the decision by Kingston's Conservatives for the overdevelopment of the Tolworth Tower site.

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Shock as Conservatives force through Tolworth tower plans - sign the petition

Conservative councillors have forced through the planning application which will see four further towers alongside Tolworth Tower on the Broadway. The towers will be 5, 12, 15 and 19 storeys high.

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Cllr Tom Davies: Why I oppose the Tolworth Towers

Please stand up for Tolworth!

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Conservatives propose to close Devon Way Youth Centre


The Devon Way Youth Centre is home to five regular groups plus others as required, and most of these cater for youngsters who need extra help and support for a number of different reasons.

These groups are really important for the young people, as they have the chance to socialise and make friends. Parents also really appreciate the confidence that their children gain from mixing with others. The young people come from across Kingston, most being local. 

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Huge disappointment at Tolworth Tower decision


Kingston Liberal Democrats are hugely disappointed that the Tolworth Tower planning application was approved last night.

Cllr Liz Green said:

"I believe this is overdevelopment for this site,

  • will increase traffic,
  • reduce air quality, and
  • there was not nearly enough of a contribution for affordable homes.
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Petition launched as Conservatives force through Tolworth tower plans


Tory councillors have forced through the planning application which will see four further towers alongside Tolworth Tower on the Broadway. The towers will be 5, 12, 15 and 19 storeys high.

Local residents told them they were concerned about even more traffic, pressure on local schools and doctors, lack of affordable homes for local people and deteriorating air quality. But every single Tory councillor voted for the controversial development.

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Decision time for major planning applications

Are Kingston town centre and Tolworth about to change dramatically? The next 3 months will see decisions on 4 major planning applications that, if permitted, will change the nature of Kingston forever.



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Crossrail 2 Consultation - Our response


By 2018, over fifty years after joining Greater London, Kingston will be the only London borough in which TfL has no tube or rail stations or tram stops. In this context, any proposed TfL investment in Kingston rail is not only welcome; it is long overdue.

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Tories kick review on Eden Quarter Development Brief into long grass

Tories kick review on Eden Quarter development brief into long grass



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Our Green Belt is under a renewed and growing level of threat


Liberal Democrats believe our Green Belt land in Chessington remains under continuous threat from development.

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Lib Dems speculate why the Chief Executive has been pushed out

Following the news of the Tory deal that has seen the popular Chief Executive, Bruce McDonald depart RBK, the Lib Dem Leader speculates on possible reasons why he has had to go.

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Lib Dems sad to see Kingston Council Chief Executive pushed out

Today in a Council press release, the Borough found out that the long serving Chief Executive, Bruce McDonald, has left the Council’s employment.

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Ed Davey: The Tories are trying to kill off our renewable energy boom


Great strides were made under the coalition, but now green investment has collapsed and jobs are at risk – and the Tories’ justification for all this is bogus.

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Tax Credits: Omni-shambolic Tory policy defeated by The Lords

Unprecedented attention has been given over the last few weeks to Chancellor George Osborne’s announced cuts to welfare benefits, in particular cuts to Tax Credits.

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Forcing the right-to-buy on housing associations is a stupid policy

Lib Dems say “Forcing the right-to-buy on housing associations was a stupid policy before the election and remains a stupid policy after the election.”

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