Apparently 'Direction of Travel' is a strategic document jointly prepared by the RBK, GLA and TfL. All we - residents - know is, it is part of a new Local Plan for Kingston and involves, among others, 'emerging' Kingston Opportunity Areas. Council Document says: "Once complete, it will provide supplementary planning advice to the London Plan policies by supporting the selective redevelopment of areas within the borough to provide new homes, jobs and investment" mmm and where did we hear that before..Anyone remembers document called EQDB?
RBK is about to APPROVE this strategy document at the Growth Committee meeting with a jam-packed agenda on 9th June. Some other massively important agenda items are: Housing Estate Regeneration/ Kingston Futures/Cocks Crescent and Draft Statement of Community Engagement and more..
Is this yet another secretive committee approval followed by stealth consultation over summer? Are we about to see another token public consultation?
We believe significant strategies for Kingston are being approved and we understand whilst there will be a public consultation on direction of travel and community engagement, we are concerned these consultations will be over the summer months. Council is still NOT engaging with residents in a satisfactory way.
So please come to the Growth Committee meeting and find about more. You can also send your comments and concerns to Growth Committee Cllrs (below)
Thursday 9 June 2016
Some other IMPORTANT Items on the Agenda:
1. Kingston Futures - Progress update
2. Draft Statement of Community Involvement
3. S106 Annual monitoring report
4. Draft Cocks Crescent 4. Supplementary Planning Document
5. Housing Estate Regeneration Programme
6. Better Homes Programme Years 5 & 6 - Award of Contracts
7. Former Barton Green Pavilion site
For full details and other documents please visit Council Growth Committee Meeting page
Members of the Growth Committee:
Councillor David Cunningham (Chair), Councillor Andrea Craig (Vice Chair),
Councillor Bill Brisbane, Councillor Kevin Davis, Councillor Sheila Griffin, Councillor
Raju Pandya, Councillor Priyen Patel, Councillor Cathy Roberts, Councillor Malcolm
Self, Councillor Ken Smith, Councillor Thay Thayalan, Councillor Jon Tolley and
Councillor Gaj Wallooppillai