Cocks Crescent Development Site, New Malden

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Residents of New Malden are set to get a brand new public square and pocket park in the heart of their town as Kingston Council approves plans for the first phase of a significant regeneration scheme in the area.

The Maldens and Coombe Planning Sub-Committee agreed proposals for the new community spaces, connected by a pedestrian link, on part of the former adult resource centre site in New Malden, which is currently vacant. This forms part of the initial phase of the wider Cocks Crescent redevelopment. Construction works for the square, pedestrian link, and pocket park will commence in summer 2021, and will be completed by early autumn.

The plans will see the reactivation of public space, providing a shared area where the community can come back together after lockdown. The council is working closely with community members to plan a series of events for the space once works have been completed. There will also be opportunities for markets and food and beverage retailers to use the site.

Design work and further consultation on the wider Cocks Crescent project will be progressing in autumn with an aim to have planning consent and start on site by summer 2023.

Councillor Edwards, Maldens and Coombe Neighbourhood Chair, said:

‘This new, innovative space will provide local communities and businesses with the opportunity to connect and have a space to call theirs. Community is more important than ever before and it’s fantastic we can offer a site for everyone to enjoy and use. We are working closely with community members and have some exciting plans in the coming months.’


Winter 2020/2021

In December 2020, Kingston Council submitted a planning application to build a new town square, pocket park and pedestrian link in New Malden, as part of the first phase of the Cocks Crescent development.

The works proposed would take place in part on the former Adult Resource Centre site, and will respond to feedback received from local residents during co-design consultation events in 2019. It is anticipated that work will begin in spring 2021.

The proposed works include:

- A new public square and pedestrian/cycle link, connecting the site to Burlington Road

- A new, landscaped pocket park on Burlington Road, transforming a vacant plot of land into a small green space

- Resurfacing of the former Adult Resource Centre site, to provide a level, more accessible space to enable the centre to be reopened to the public

- The introduction of planters and areas of bark chippings

- New street lighting and furniture (including benches, bins and cycle stands)

We are currently working with residents to help plan a series of community led activities across the Cocks Crescent site in advance of construction work starting on the main development in a few years’ time. Upgrading this space will allow for a wider range of community projects and events to be held here in the future.

Residents were invited to submit their comments on the planning proposal.

If you have any questions about the application please email the team at: regeneration@kingston.gov.uk



Residents of New Malden are set to get a brand new public square and pocket park in the heart of their town as Kingston Council approves plans for the first phase of a significant regeneration scheme in the area.

The Maldens and Coombe Planning Sub-Committee agreed proposals for the new community spaces, connected by a pedestrian link, on part of the former adult resource centre site in New Malden, which is currently vacant. This forms part of the initial phase of the wider Cocks Crescent redevelopment. Construction works for the square, pedestrian link, and pocket park will commence in summer 2021, and will be completed by early autumn.

The plans will see the reactivation of public space, providing a shared area where the community can come back together after lockdown. The council is working closely with community members to plan a series of events for the space once works have been completed. There will also be opportunities for markets and food and beverage retailers to use the site.

Design work and further consultation on the wider Cocks Crescent project will be progressing in autumn with an aim to have planning consent and start on site by summer 2023.

Councillor Edwards, Maldens and Coombe Neighbourhood Chair, said:

‘This new, innovative space will provide local communities and businesses with the opportunity to connect and have a space to call theirs. Community is more important than ever before and it’s fantastic we can offer a site for everyone to enjoy and use. We are working closely with community members and have some exciting plans in the coming months.’


Winter 2020/2021

In December 2020, Kingston Council submitted a planning application to build a new town square, pocket park and pedestrian link in New Malden, as part of the first phase of the Cocks Crescent development.

The works proposed would take place in part on the former Adult Resource Centre site, and will respond to feedback received from local residents during co-design consultation events in 2019. It is anticipated that work will begin in spring 2021.

The proposed works include:

- A new public square and pedestrian/cycle link, connecting the site to Burlington Road

- A new, landscaped pocket park on Burlington Road, transforming a vacant plot of land into a small green space

- Resurfacing of the former Adult Resource Centre site, to provide a level, more accessible space to enable the centre to be reopened to the public

- The introduction of planters and areas of bark chippings

- New street lighting and furniture (including benches, bins and cycle stands)

We are currently working with residents to help plan a series of community led activities across the Cocks Crescent site in advance of construction work starting on the main development in a few years’ time. Upgrading this space will allow for a wider range of community projects and events to be held here in the future.

Residents were invited to submit their comments on the planning proposal.

If you have any questions about the application please email the team at: regeneration@kingston.gov.uk



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