Conservative councillors have demanded more affordable homes and a better deal for Kingston. Councillors and residents alike accept that the former Toby Jug site needs to be redeveloped but it needs to done in a way that improves the local area for residents in Tolworth. Which is why Conservatives successfully spoke out against the application last night and refused to accept the current proposal for many reasons including the lack of affordable housing, the design of the scheme, and the potential ramifications of Sadiq Khan’s new London Plan.
Thousands of homes will be built across Kingston’s suburbs including in gardens and end-of-terrace plots if Sadiq Khan’s London Plan is approved.
The news came after the Labour Mayor of London released his long awaited London Plan last Wednesday with a public launch on Friday. As part of the new plan Kingston would be required to permit to build 1,364 homes per year more than double its previous target.
58 new hi-tech bins are set to be installed across Kingston helping the council save time and money so that our neighbourhoods look their best.
The news came, as the bins were approved at a meeting of the Council’s Residents Committee with unanimous support. The hi-tech bins will use solar compaction technology which increases the capacity for rubbish by up to eight times when compared to a conventional street bin. Solar powered sensors will also notify the Council’s Environmental services when they are full resulting in more efficient and cost effective refuse collection.