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Book your place at a Local Plan workshop and help shape the future of the borough

As part of the three-month consultation on the Local Plan, residents and communities are being encouraged to book their place at a workshop and help shape the future of the borough. 

The workshops, taking place in July, explore different themes and the needs of different groups within the community.

Local Plan workshops

  • Jobs, businesses and the role of town centres: Monday 8 July, 7pm to 9pm at Kingston Quaker Centre, Fairfield East, Kingston, KT1 2PT.

  • Design, heritage and sustainability: Wednesday 10 July, 7pm to 9pm at Malden Golf Club, Traps Lane, New Malden, KT3 4RS.

  • Housing, including type, quality and affordability: Monday 22 July, 7pm to 9pm at The cornerHOUSE, 116 Douglas Road, Surbiton, KT6 7SB.

  • Infrastructure, including community facilities, transport and open space: Thursday 25 July, 7pm to 9pm at Chessington School, Garrison Lane, Chessington, KT9 2JS.

We’re also holding targeted events for key groups in the borough to help us plan for the future of Kingston up to 2041.

  • Are you living in housing association or council housing? Come along on Monday 1 July, 7pm to 9pm at Kingston Library, Fairfield Road, Kingston, KT1 2PS

  • Are you 25 or under? Come along to our workshop on Thursday 4 July, 7pm to 9pm at the Canbury Pavilion, Lower Ham Road, Kingston, KT2 5AU

  • Are you 65 or over? Come along to our workshop on Tuesday 23 July, 2pm to 4pm at The Bradbury, 37B Grange Road, Kingston upon Thames, KT1 2RA

  • Do you have a disability? Come along on Thursday 25 July, 2pm to 4pm at the Richard Mayo Centre, Eden Street, Kingston, KT1 1HZ

Cllr Malcolm Self, Portfolio Holder for Planning Policy and Economic Development  Kingston Council, said: 

“This is a really exciting time for our borough. The future of Kingston is being planned now and we absolutely want to do this with local people. Book your place, join a workshop and let’s make Kingston better together.” 

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 online, or to book your place at a workshop, visit www.kingstonletstalk.co.uk/local-plan. You can also book your place at a workshop by calling 020 8547 5002. 

Printed copies of the consultation document are available in Kingston libraries or the Information and Advice Centre in Guildhall 2, Kingston, KT1 1EU.