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Residents invited to help develop plans for the future of Cocks Crescent in New Malden

As part of the next stage of the Cocks Crescent site redevelopment in New Malden, the council will be holding co-design workshops in July asking residents for their views to help shape future plans.

Over the last few years, the council has worked with the community to develop a vision for the site. There are still many aspects of the proposed development which need to be defined such as the look and feel of any new development. The workshops will provide an opportunity to influence the next steps.

The council has appointed engagement and architecture specialists, Fluid Design, to work with residents to undertake community workshops and pop-up events in the local area over the summer. These sessions will include the valuable feedback residents have already shared, as well as new ideas, to build a more detailed vision for the site. The workshops are planned for Saturday 13 July, 12.30 - 4.30pm and Saturday 27 July 11am - 3pm in the Malden Centre, Blagdon Road, KT3 4AF.  

The Cocks Crescent site in New Malden includes the Malden Leisure Centre and Blagdon Road open space and surface car parking. There are also a number of vacant or underused sites. This offers an opportunity to improve current services and the surrounding area, as well as provide new homes and better community facilities. 

The council wants to ensure that any new development on the site provides better links to New Malden High Street, as well as improved pedestrian access for new residents to help encourage footfall to the local shops, cafes and restaurants and increase the vibrancy of the high street and surrounding area.

Between 2015 and 2017, the council worked with the local community to create a shared vision for the redevelopment of the Cocks Crescent site. This resulted in the production of a Supplementary Planning Document (SPD).

Cllr Simon Edwards, Chair of the Maldens and Coombe Neighbourhood Committee, said:

“This is an exciting opportunity to influence what will be on the site in the future. We want to continue working closely with local people in New Malden and are keen to encourage as many people as possible to get involved. This is a real opportunity to develop plans for the wider benefit of the community and local services for years to come.”

You can register for the workshops online at kingstonletstalk.co.uk/cocks-crescent, as well as share your views and sign up to keep up to date with the latest developments. 

For more information about the project please visit the council’s website www.kingston.gov.uk/cockscrescent