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Join the Kingston Conversation on growth and regeneration

Local people are invited to have their say and find out more about Kingston’s plans for growth and regeneration in the latest round of Kingston Conversations to be held across the borough.

This series of events is set to explore possible options and invite residents to get involved in shaping the future of the borough. 

Councillor Kevin Davis, Leader of Kingston Council, said: 


“There has never been a more important time for residents to get involved and have their say on growth and regeneration. Kingston’s population is set to increase by 10 per cent by 2035. We need to plan for this growth, making sure it’s appropriate for our historic Royal Borough. This is an exciting opportunity for us, but only if we get it right. To do this, the council and residents need to work together to shape this growth. By responding positively to our growing population, we are making the most of new opportunities.

“The preparation of the new Kingston Local Plan will play a major part in this process. Alongside this, there’s continuing development under the Go Cycle programme, which is improving cycling links across the borough, and Crossrail 2, which will improve our connection to central London. Together, these aspects will develop and enhance our provision of schools, homes, leisure facilities and transport links. All of this will also be delivered against a backdrop of reduced funding and shrinking budgets available to local government.

“To that end, I would urge residents to take part in a Kingston Conversation session to find out more and have your say on growth and regeneration - be part of it, help shape it, be proud of it.”

Join a conversation at one of the following sessions:

Tuesday 19 July                  

Southborough High School, Surbiton

Wednesday 20 July

Richard Mayo Centre, Kingston
Saturday 23 July Glenmore House, Surbiton 

This is a workshop-style event. Booking is essential as places are limited. 

Book your place online  by Friday 15 July 2016

There are a number of connected consultations taking place across the borough over the coming weeks and months. We want to get as much feedback as possible from residents on our proposals to help shape them. Information on the consultations that are currently open for public feedback can be found on our website.