The newly-elected Liberal Democrat administration on Kingston Council has set out its vision for the long-term future of Kingston’s riverside.
At a meeting of the Council’s Strategic Housing & Planning Committee earlier this week, Councillors agreed a plan to enhance the riverside’s reputation as a destination for eating, drinking and socialising. The area’s biodiversity will also be protected, going forward.
Under the plan, anyone wanting to develop along the riverside will be forced to adhere to strict guidelines to protect Kingston’s market town heritage.
The Liberal Democrat vision will see Queen’s Promenade redesigned into a public park, in addition to improved signage and access to the river from the town centre. The green character of Canbury Gardens will also be protected and enhanced.
“This plan will help the Liberal Democrat administration fulfill our election promise to stop out-of-character development whilst creating a more vibrant space for leisure,” said Cllr Malcolm Self, Deputy Leader and Portfolio Holder for Planning Policy, Culture & Heritage.
“We know that Kingston’s heritage as a market town is incredibly important to residents, and we will always work to protect this and enable more people to enjoy it.”
For more details, go to Kingston Council website.