What is the Cocks Crescent Supplementary Planning Document?
Cocks Crescent presents a major regeneration opportunity with the potential to significantly boost the vitality of New Malden District Centre. Kingston’s population is set to increase by 30% by 2036 and Cocks Crescent has been identified as an area which could support this growth and help to promote the health and wellbeing of residents.
A Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) is a statutory planning document that can be used to provide further guidance for development on specific sites, or on particular issues (eg design). Once adopted, they form part of a Local Planning Authority’s Local Plan and have an influence on the determination of planning applications.
We have prepared the Cocks Crescent SPD to guide the redevelopment of the Cocks Crescent site, with the goal of achieving comprehensive regeneration of the site and maximising community benefit from it. All planning applications for the site will need to take account of the Cocks Crescent SPD. The council will refuse planning permission for development that does not contribute towards the overall vision for the site.
The Cocks Crescent SPD has been prepared with five objectives:
- Set out and secure the long-term future for Cocks Crescent.
- Create a planning and design framework to realise the vision.
- Enable the regeneration of the site to proceed as quickly as possible.
- Ensure that the redevelopment of the site constitutes sustainable development.
- Ensure that redevelopment is commercially realistic and deliverable.
What is the vision for Cocks Crescent?
- Cocks Crescent will be transformed into a vibrant, mixed use development which will become the new heart of New Malden District Centre.
A new cohesive character will make a substantial contribution to the vitality, viability and attractiveness of the district centre and high street.
Comprehensive redevelopment will respond to the aspirations of the local community and the needs of the wider borough.
Development on the site will enable the reprovision of a new community leisure and wellbeing hub including a 25m swimming pool and community use spaces.
No net loss of open space which will include a new public square to support community and civic use.
Delivery of high-quality and affordable homes that embody exceptional sustainability features and respond appropriately to the character of the local area.
Improved public realm and open space, with enhanced pedestrian connections that re-connect the site to its surroundings.
Enhanced connections to the borough’s growing cycling network.