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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Tories spend over a staggering £18million to build school on site with fundamental limitations

Kingstons House in Norbiton is the site identified by the Conservative Government for a new two form entry primary school which could see the well known 1960s office building demolished to enable development of a part 3, 4 and 7 storey school building and 25 residential dwellings for September 2017.

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More Kingston Tory double standards - surely Kevin Davis must now sack Cllr Hudson!

Kingston Conservative Leader's 2005 words come back to haunt him. This week, Liberal Democrat Leader, Cllr. Liz Green, is making public a letter sent from Cllr.Kevin Davis. 

Councillor Green explains.......

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An open letter to Cllr Kevin Davis

Lib Dem councillors Rachel Reid and Malcolm Self pen an open letter to Conservative Leader Kevin Davis, appealing for residents voices to be heard before the Conservative Council considers major Tolworth planning applications.

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Tories refuse public consultation at Neighbourhoods for major planning applications

Opposition Liberal Democrats left fuming as the Conservative Administration put a stop to both controversial planning applications for the Tesco site by the old Toby Jug site on the A3 and Tolworth Tower being discussed by local residents at Surbiton and South of the Borough Neighbourhood Committees.

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Public health budget cuts slammed

Figures released by the Department for Health shows the Conservative Government is planning a £646,000 in year cut to the public health budget in Kingston. The budget pays to help improve people's health so there is less pressure on the NHS.

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Stunning by election victory in Kingston’s Grove Ward


Last night’s stunning by election results saw Lib Dem Jon Tolley elected. With 1577 votes Jon Tolley has a massive majority of 889 votes over the Conservative candidate who had run a very negative campaign receiving only 688 votes.

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