Canbury Ward campaigner, Caroline Shah Scott, is calling for Kingston Council to properly scrutinise plans for the provision of local transport infrastructure to support the massive development forecast across the Borough from now until 2041.
This could see the development of more than 46,000 new homes and building for at least 43,000 new jobs across KIngston Town, Norbiton and New Malden, around Surbiton station and down to the Hogsmill Valley, Chessington, Tolworth and south of the A3.
The call for scrutiny comes as the Council has failed its manifesto commitment to ‘robustly challenge’ these shocking targets in the new London Plan.
It does not come clean in its Local Implementation Plan about the extent of future development, the negative effect it will have on our existing neighbourhoods or the fact that the vast majority of development is due to happen without CrossRail 2.
Caroline said: “Liberal Democrats have broken their promise to ‘robustly challenge’ the London Plan, and are moving forward with unsound plans. It is now up to us, as local residents, to make sure what happens in Kingston is in the interests of the residents who have chosen the Borough as their home and is not pushed through in hidden and confused agendas.
“Kingston’s Local Implementation Plan is full of assertions and claims which are based upon undisclosed housing and development targets which constitute gross overdevelopment for our Borough. We must act now to bring these plans back to a scrutiny panel for proper investigation.”
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