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Have your say and shape the future of Kingston

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Residents and communities are encouraged to share their thoughts and ideas on how we plan for the future of the borough, following the launch of the Local Plan consultation.

The three-month consultation, which runs until 31 July, asks for views on a range of topics which shape how the borough grows and changes, including housing, transport, businesses and jobs, and on suggestions that have been submitted to the council for the future of 153 sites across the borough*.

Nazeya Hussain, Director of Growth at Kingston Council, said: 

“We’re lucky enough to have a borough with a fantastic history and an exciting future. As our population grows, we need to make sure that we have the homes, transport links, parks, health and education services for Kingston to continue to thrive. As part of this we also need to champion our local economy and bring new jobs to the area. 

“The Local Plan is our blueprint for how we're going to achieve this, while enhancing what we already have in our borough. This consultation is the first step in creating our plan for the future. I encourage everyone to have their say.” 

There will be consultation events happening across the borough to collect ideas and thoughts on the Local Plan. Full details of all the events will be published shortly. 

Based on the feedback from the consultation, the council’s planning team will draft the Local Plan for the borough. The draft document will be taken to Strategic Housing and Planning Committee in late 2019 for approval to go to further public consultation. 

The new Local Plan covers 2019 to 2041 and a regular review will be carried out every five years after adoption.

To take part in the consultation, visit www.kingston.gov.uk/newlocalplan or pick up a printed copy in any Kingston library or the Information and Advice Centre in Guildhall 2, Kingston, KT1 1EU. 

Notes to editors 
*The consultation asks for feedback on possible development sites across the borough. The assessment includes the results of the council’s ‘Call for Sites’ consultation (which ran from September to December 2017), as well as sites submitted to the Mayor of London as part of a London-wide study of potential housing locations.