Major Planning application - Canbury Business Park, Bounded by Canbury Park Road/ Elm Crescent/Cowleaze Road (Ref 17/12877)
CNM Estates has submitted a proposal for what amounts to a mini-TOPO, right behind the Regal Cinema (which itself is an on-going CNM project, still shrouded in scaffolding awnings after over a year), on the site of the existing Canbury Business Park (CBP). Plans include demolishing all the existing buildings in Canbury Business Park to make way for a seven-storey building comprising offices and as well as a 14-storey building comprising offices, a medical centre and 302 flats.
Site is located within the setting of three Grade II listed buildings, the former Gala Bingo Hall (Kingston Regal), the Former Sopwith Aviation Company Factory and the Former Hawker Aircraft Experimental Shop.
Closing date for comments on this application is 07-Dec-2017.
Full application details here
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UPDATE: 7th February 2018 CNM Estates has withdrawn their application for the Canbury business park site.
Major Planning Application
Surrey House, Eden Street KT1 1ER
Planning Application No18/12119
SIte includes a vacant office building, ground level retail units including the Post Office, BoConcept and the Hippodrome nightclub.
The site sits within the Kingston Council's Eden Quarter Development Area Brief (2015) and follows the same planning and policy context used by St George's and British Land's plans in the same area. If goes ahead Kingston Town centre will have additional 1,000 residential units with no additional infrastructure commitment by the developers.
Date Received 09/02/2018
Applicant Developer: SHP Opportunity Fund General Partner Ltd (SHP)
More on: Salmon Harvester
Full Application details here
What the borough of Kingston will look like in the near future, including 'Opportunity Areas'. Where to put thousands of new homes and what infrastructure we should build.
Like it or not RBK is planning for significant population growth in the borough, and to support this its' planning policy - the 'Local Plan' - is being rewritten. The Kingston Futures quango has been given 4 million pounds to make it happen.
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RBK adopts the 'Direction of Travel'
On Thursday 13th Oct 2016 the Growth Committee voted to adopt the 'Direction of Travel' document without in our opinion properly addressing the concerns of the many residents that responded.
Read more here - News blog
21 March 2018
Kingston Society, 7:30pm at the Judge Lecture Theatre, Tiffin School, Kingston KT2 6RL.
An illustrated talk on the history of the Sopwith/ Hawker factories in Canbury Park Road
20 March 2018
RBK Development Control Committee
27 March 2018
RBK Growth Committee meeting
"...Kingston deserves a lot better! The Council should wake up to the fact that by allowing such a proposal to be built it is destroying the very environment that it is proud of, and that it was elected to protect and preserve.."
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Reject plans for high-rise buildings in Kingston.
Tell our councillors and planning officers to refuse to allow the degradation of Kingston through the inclusion of high-rise buildings.
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