Revised TOPO plans submitted to Kingston Council

Revised proposals have been submitted by St George plc for the planning application at the Old Post Office site, Ashdown Road.

Residents and other interested people are now invited to comment on the new proposals for this prime town-centre site.  As well as residential units, the scheme includes retail, office and community space.

Councillor David Cunningham, Cabinet Member with responsibility for Growth at Kingston Council said:

“The developer, St George, asked the Council to pause the planning application process back in June so it could reconsider its position.  They have now come back with substantially revised proposals.

“Among the changes made to the plans is a reduction in height of the tallest part of the development from 19 to 16 storeys. There has also been a reduction in the number of residential units from 360 to 338.

“This is a substantially revised scheme for a prime site in the town centre. I would now encourage as many local people as possible get involved in the consultation and let us have their views.”

Residents can access the planning application via www.kingston.gov.uk/oldpostofficeand make comments online. Hard copies of the application can also be viewed at Kingston Library and Guildhall 2 (Information and Advice Centre).

St George will be holding a public exhibition of the new plans at the Old Post Office site on 18 and 19 September 2015.  Kingston Council has written to 6,000 households and businesses in the vicinity of the Old Post Office site informing them of the revised plans and inviting comment.

The revised application will be considered at a Pre-Development Control Committee meeting on 14 October 2015 with a decision due to be made by Development Control Committee on 5 November 2015.

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