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Recycling rate reaches new high thanks to residents' efforts

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Kingston's recycling rate has risen again - read more below about the great news

Newly-released figures show that over half of Kingston’s rubbish was recycled or composted between April and June 2017, which is a new record high for Kingston.

With a recycling rate of 50.6% for this period, figures from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), also show that Kingston has remained as the third best performing borough in London for recycling in 2016/17.

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Conservatives demand more affordable homes for Kingston residents

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Local Conservatives spoke out over the development of Meyer Bergman's 950 homes application

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.

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Sadiq's disastrous plan for Kingston: Higher density and destroying our suburbs

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Mayor Khan's plans for Kingston would lead to our suburbs being destroyed

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.

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