How we plan for good growth

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What approaches can we take to shape our future, how we grow and where that could be?

Kingston’s growing population presents us with a challenge and an opportunity.

More homes need to be built, neighbourhoods and workspaces need to be fit for new ways of working and travel — and we need to be ready for the future. We will do this in ways that create places that are accessible, inclusive and sustainable.


Main transport stations and routes map The map shows that there are eleven main transport stations located in the borough. The following stations are located in the north of the borough: Berrylands Kingston Malden Manor Motspur Park New Malden Norbiton Surbiton Tolworth Worcester Park The following stations are located in the south of the borough: Chessington North Chessington South


The Mayor of London’s London Plan calls this ‘Good Growth by Design’, to create a city that works for all Londoners. Kingston needs to comply with this and we want to ensure that our future homes, neighbourhoods and workspaces are right for Kingston — benefiting everyone who lives, works and uses our amenities.

That’s why we are collecting your views, so we can manage change that benefits residents, creating well designed buildings, neighbourhoods and parks.


What should the New Local Plan do?

We must plan positively for the future so growth is managed and sustainable to ensure that development does not occur in a piecemeal fashion.


The London Plan sets the number of homes that each London borough has to deliver. The housing requirement for Kingston is to deliver 964 homes every year, so making sure these homes are built in the most sustainable locations is a key part of how we shape growth.

The London Plan has also identified the borough as an Opportunity Area. In particular, it has identified four areas where there is scope for intensified development to provide leisure, cultural and night-time activity, commercial and retail uses, as well as higher-density housing:

  • Kingston town centre
  • Norbiton, London Road and Cambridge Road Estate
  • New Malden
  • Tolworth


How could our new Local Plan help?

Based on feedback, the new Local Plan will seek to provide a mix of growth options, directing a large portion of growth to our most sustainable and accessible locations such as town centres, railway stations and an Opportunity Area. This would be balanced with some widespread growth dispersed throughout the borough that is reliant on the development of small sites.

To learn more about the challenges and opportunities Kingston is facing and how we can plan for good growth please read our 'Summary Document: How we Plan for Good Growth.

To give your thoughts and feedback on how we can plan for good growth, please answer the questions below.

If you have any difficulties with accessing any of the materials or simply need help with responding to questions and leaving comments you can:

  • email the Strategic Planning Team at localplan@kingston.gov.uk

  • or call us on on our FREEPHONE number: 0800 008 6309

What approaches can we take to shape our future, how we grow and where that could be?

Kingston’s growing population presents us with a challenge and an opportunity.

More homes need to be built, neighbourhoods and workspaces need to be fit for new ways of working and travel — and we need to be ready for the future. We will do this in ways that create places that are accessible, inclusive and sustainable.


Main transport stations and routes map The map shows that there are eleven main transport stations located in the borough. The following stations are located in the north of the borough: Berrylands Kingston Malden Manor Motspur Park New Malden Norbiton Surbiton Tolworth Worcester Park The following stations are located in the south of the borough: Chessington North Chessington South


The Mayor of London’s London Plan calls this ‘Good Growth by Design’, to create a city that works for all Londoners. Kingston needs to comply with this and we want to ensure that our future homes, neighbourhoods and workspaces are right for Kingston — benefiting everyone who lives, works and uses our amenities.

That’s why we are collecting your views, so we can manage change that benefits residents, creating well designed buildings, neighbourhoods and parks.


What should the New Local Plan do?

We must plan positively for the future so growth is managed and sustainable to ensure that development does not occur in a piecemeal fashion.


The London Plan sets the number of homes that each London borough has to deliver. The housing requirement for Kingston is to deliver 964 homes every year, so making sure these homes are built in the most sustainable locations is a key part of how we shape growth.

The London Plan has also identified the borough as an Opportunity Area. In particular, it has identified four areas where there is scope for intensified development to provide leisure, cultural and night-time activity, commercial and retail uses, as well as higher-density housing:

  • Kingston town centre
  • Norbiton, London Road and Cambridge Road Estate
  • New Malden
  • Tolworth


How could our new Local Plan help?

Based on feedback, the new Local Plan will seek to provide a mix of growth options, directing a large portion of growth to our most sustainable and accessible locations such as town centres, railway stations and an Opportunity Area. This would be balanced with some widespread growth dispersed throughout the borough that is reliant on the development of small sites.

To learn more about the challenges and opportunities Kingston is facing and how we can plan for good growth please read our 'Summary Document: How we Plan for Good Growth.

To give your thoughts and feedback on how we can plan for good growth, please answer the questions below.

If you have any difficulties with accessing any of the materials or simply need help with responding to questions and leaving comments you can:

  • email the Strategic Planning Team at localplan@kingston.gov.uk

  • or call us on on our FREEPHONE number: 0800 008 6309

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