Approval for St George plc to develop old Post Office site in Kingston

The Development Control Committee resolved to grant planning permission for the proposed development by St George at The Old Post Office Site.

This took place at Kingston Council Guildhall on Thursday evening, 25 February 2016.

The application will now be referred to the Greater London Authority for their Stage 2 response and subject to the Mayor of London agreeing to the Council determining the application in accordance with its resolution, the S106 legal agreement will be completed and the planning permission issued.

Councillor Richard Hudson, Chair of the Development Control Committee at Kingston Council said:

"It is very good news, that a site that has been derelict for decades can now be regenerated and that two listed buildings on the national 'at risk' register will be reborn.

"This site will equally provide much needed new housing for the recent growth in our population. I would not be surprised if some residents close to the area are disappointed by this decision, but the committee, planners and developers have listened carefully to their concerns and worked hard to address many of the issues they raised. In the end a balance had to be struck between those concerns, planning law constraints, the significant benefits to the residents of Kingston and the wider economic benefit to the whole of Kingston."