This is it: the big decision meeting
This £440 million retail and housing application to redevelop Eden Walk will be the biggest development in the town center for decades. It will be decided by the new Development Control Committee on Wednesday 25th May 2016...
- Meet the new Development Control Committee! The new chairman and new vice chairman’s first job is to make the most important planning decision Kingston has seen in decades! Come and help them make the right decision!
- Sainsburys Supermarket have objected to the loss of convenience retail floorspace. Council policy is to maintain the existing level of convenience goods floorspace. This is not happening. ( We also wonder why the owners of Crown Arcade haven't complained: their pedestrian route will be cut from this development through to the Apple Market )
- The Planning Officer confirms in her report out this week that the development would be too dense. It would exceed the GLA policy upper limit for density by a wapping 20%.
- Historic England have confirmed to us today that they continue to oppose this scheme. Their advice is: "it is not sustainable development".
- The number of formal objections has risen to 171 responses from residents - still time for more!
- Planning Officer presents item
- Objectors speak for 5 minutes
- Applicant speaks for 5 minutes
- Questions from Committee ( 5 minutes objectors / applicants )
- Sweep up by Planning Officer
- Questions from Committee to Officers
- Debate and decision by Committee
Members of the Committee
- Councillor Hugh Scantlebury (new Chair)
- new: Councillor and ex-mayor Roy Arora ( new Vice Chair)
- Councillor Bill Brisbane
- new: Councillor David Glasspool
- Councillor Mike Head
- Councillor Malcolm Self
- Councillor Jack Cheetham
- Councillor Lorraine Rolfe
- Councillor Paul Bedforth
- Councillor Rebekah Moll
- Councillor Gaj Wallooppillai