A major new housing development for the huge Toby Jug site has got the green light, after years of battles.
The plan includes 950 homes, with 285 affordable homes, and many more family homes than past plans. Residents’ objections to previous plans for tower blocks of 18 storeys also led to big height reductions.
New community benefits include a new doctor’s surgery, a children’s day nursery and £2.5 million for improvements at Tolworth roundabout.
“Local Lib Dems successfully stopped unsuitable development for years - from a decade of Tesco’s megastore plans, to the last plan for sky scraping tower blocks with few affordable or family homes. We were right to stop them.” said Ed Davey MP.
“But new planning laws from Government and London’s Mayor gave Kingston Council no choice this time - especially as this new plan had taken into account many of people’s previous objections.”
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