A new planning application has been put in for the Tolworth Tower plus a further two towers. If approved it will be a very large development of about 500 new units. We are very concerned about the lack of infrastructure in this area as if approved these 500 new housing units will be in addition to the 950 housing units on the former Government site, already approved, next to the bowling alley.
The current tower is to be converted into 261 flats and the two new towers would have 136 and 102 flats. On the 2018 planning application the intention was for the flats to be rented. However, the plan has changed, now the expectation is that they will all be for sale. There is to be no affordable housing.
You can read a very comprehensive report made by the CDRA Executive member in charge of planning in our planning section as well as the Kingston upon Thames Society’s response.