The weight of opposition
When two and a half thousand people sign petitions against...
When one hundred opponents swarm in the Market Square...
When five hundred letters reject...
When twenty groups oppose...
When twelve oppose at a Council meeting on a rainy night...
When sixty minutes of opposing reasons are spoken...
...yet our Council is ready to say yes?
Kingston Councillors - wake up! You can not say yes to this.
Our Council is poised to give consent to over-develop the sensitive Old Post Office site in central historic Royal Kingston Upon Thames: Despite knowing the proposal will be too tall, too dense, with too little justification for the many and significant policy contraventions, they will pave the way for developers to walk all over this historic town.
2574 signed petitions against
Over 2500 signatures oppose the development, across 6 petitions
- 1079 signatures: Change.org / reject plans for high rise buildings in Kingston
- 744 signatures: KRA Save Kingston's Skyline,
- 400 signatures: Kingston Upon Thames Society petition,
- 284 signatures: Petition created by Rebekah Moll,
- 48 signatures: Petition objecting to the overdevelopment of the site & 21 storey block,
- 19 signatures: Petition objecting to more restaurants and cafes in central Kingston
512 sent rejection letters
20 groups oppose
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- extract from Kingston Town Planning Sub-Committee Meeting 14 May 2015 Report & Appendix B: Late Material and Development Control Committee 2 and 23 June 2015 agenda reports
Historic England (Built Environment) encourages the Council to reject these proposals: