Cambridge Road Estate is the borough’s largest regeneration programme aiming to deliver approximately 2000 new homes over the next 10-12 years, including more social housing, better community facilities and outdoor spaces and a lasting social and economic legacy for residents in Kingston.
The council is determined to deliver new social rented homes, some shared ownership and some homes for sale. The regeneration will also ensure that all of those who wish to stay on the estate are able to do so.
Kingston Council is pleased to announce that Countryside Properties (UK) Ltd has been selected as the preferred development partner to work with the council and local residents on the regeneration of Cambridge Road Estate.
The council will now work with Countryside Properties (UK) Ltd to finalise the formal contract documentation. This was agreed by the Strategic Housing and Planning Committee in March 2019 and is now subject to a decision by the Council on 24 April.
The masterplanning process will begin in the spring and will include the overall design of the development including properties, landscaping, public transport and open spaces. These proposals will be subject to a positive resident ballot, planned for autumn 2019.
Working with the Greater London Authority (GLA), the council is committed to building more social housing in the borough and the Mayor has already provided £46 million towards this. Following the Mayoral announcement in October 2018, Kingston is set to receive a further £67 million through the ‘Building Council Homes for Londoners’ funding prospectus to support these ambitious plans.
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