Tolworth Focus

Tolworth residents betrayed again in tower block debacle

New tower blocks across Tolworth will have a massive impact on local residents, after Tory councillors caved in again to developers’ plans.

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Kingston Tories lock out Tolworth residents from Toby Jug meeting

In a secret session held behind closed doors last night, Conservative councillors decided “not to defend the planning Appeal” for the Toby Jug site.

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Tolworth Action Group to launch Judicial Review


Tolworth Action Group (TAG) to launch Judicial Review against Kingston Council over Tolworth Tower plans

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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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Cllr Tom Davies: Why I oppose the Tolworth Towers

Please stand up for Tolworth!

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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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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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Tom Davies, Lib Dem candidate in Tolworth & Hook Rise ward, writes


I am sure like me, you value our local community in Tolworth, Hook, Chessington and Surbiton. We live in a fantastic location within the Royal Borough of Kingston. I am proud to be a part of this community and want to ensure that the local people who make up this community, have their say in how it is shaped.

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