Supplementary Planning Documents

Riverside Public Realm SPD

The Public Realm Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) for Kingston Riverside sets out the overall vision for how Kingston’s Riverside should change over the next 10-15 years to become a high quality public space befitting the town and its Thames setting and supporting future growth.

It was subject to formal public consultation and has been adopted by the Royal Borough of Kingston as part of the Borough’s Development Plan.  It is a material consideration in the determination of planning applications which affect the Riverside and its setting. It is also be used to inform the development of future policy documents. It provides further explanation and detailed guidance in support of the policies of the London Plan, Kingston’s Core Strategy and K+20 Kingston Town Centre Area Action Plan (AAP).

The Riverside SPD includes:

  • an overview of the planning policy context for the SPD and the key issues facing the Riverside today;
  • an overall vision and spatial principles for the Riverside, under five themes; and
  • design principles for each of three proposed character areas, based on a detailed review of existing issues and opportunities.

Adoption Statement

In accordance with Regulation 14 of the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012, notice is hereby given that the Riverside Public Realm SPD was formally adopted by the council on the 30th October 2018.

Details of the Strategic Housing and Planning Committee decision including the Committee Report and statement summarising the consultation responses, are available on here.

The adopted Riverside Public Realm SPD is available to view below.

The SPD along with a copy of this Adoption Statement is also available for inspection from our Offices at the Information and Contact Centre, Guildhall 2, Kingston upon Thames, KT1 1EU during normal office hours (9am-5pm Monday-Friday).

Any person with sufficient interest in the decision to adopt the Supplementary Planning Document listed above may apply to the High Court for permission to apply for judicial review of the council's decision to adopt the SPD. Any such application must be made promptly and in any event not later than 3 months after the date in which this Supplementary Planning Document was adopted (30th October 2018).