At a crucial Kingston Council meeting last night, Kingston's Tory councillors failed to support the people of Tolworth's opposition to 950 new homes in tower blocks at the Toby Jug site.
Instead they voted to defer the decision and blame the Mayor of London. This means the developer will almost certainly appeal the delay and impose their plans on the council through the planning inspectorate.
Local campaigner, Sharron Sumner, said "Once again the Tories have failed to stand up to the developers and their monstrous plans. They know there's an election coming up so they are hoping that by using a delaying tactic people won't blame them for allowing such an over development.”
“But the people of Tolworth are not stupid and they will see through their tricks. Only the Liberal Democrats have opposed these plans and only the Liberal Democrats can change the council so it listens to the people not property developers."