Overdevelopment in Kingston – No Crossrail 2! – Will this make a difference to our Housing Targets?

The reason that we have so many inappropriate planning applications such as the 11 – 25 Leatherhead Road, being approved by our Council is that Kingston have very high housing targets to meet.  If Kingston do not meet them, they are in ‘tilted balance’ which means that planning decisions could be taken away from our Council and made centrally. 

We are sure you would agree that in view of this information it is very important that these housing targets are both fair and achievable.   The housing targets were increased because we were expecting to have Crossrail 2 come to Kingston.  Now it seems highly unlikely that it will ever come.  Consequently, the housing targets should be reduced.  Our CDRA Officer for Planning has written to Caroline Kerr the Leader of RBK asking a number of pertinent questions.  Click here to read:- http://www.chessingtondra.org.uk/over-development-in-kingston/

Hook Park Development

A company called Poppymill have apparently purchased land at the end of Clayton Road, alongside the A3. It is a total of 20 acres of land. Their intention is to build a large number of houses and a school whilst leaving much parkland. You can read more about it on this website in our October newsletter.