Tolworth Area Plan

A3 Tolworth now
Local Councillors would like to say thank you to all residents who had their say on the new Tolworth Area Plan

Local Councillors have recently thanked all residents who gave their views on the new Tolworth Area Plan. The consultation closed on the 5 November 2017 and  the plan is intended to give some vital protection against developers and overdevelopment, including protection of our green belt and the Hogsmill surrounding area.

Many of the current overdevelopment issues we face in Tolworth have been caused by the decades old Tolworth Plan put together by the Lib Dems which left little protection against proposals for high density tall buildings, and notably failed to consider providing a new school or leisure facilities for residents.

Local resident and Conservative activist Tom Puddy said:

At last residents have been given a real chance to have their say for what they want on the area.


Local Councillors Defeat Toby Jug Overdevelopment

Tolworth Meyer Homes
Local councillors have stopped the Toby Jug overdevelopment

Cllrs Chris Hayes, Richard Hudson and Ian George successfully spoke against the overdevelopment proposal of Meyer Bergman’s 705 homes. They opposed for many reasons including grounds of mass and scale, lack of car parking, traffic and being inappropriate for the area.

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Residents delighted with new broadway crossing

Greenway 2
Residents are now able to safely cross the Tolworth Broadway

Residents can now safely cross the Tolworth Broadway to access local shops after your local conservative Councillors and campaigners secured investment for a new controlled crossing. Residents are absolutely delighted to have this new safe crossing point on the Greenway.

The original Greenway cost over £4 million and was put in place by TfL and the Lib Dems who ignored the views and safety concerns of local residents who raised an 800 signature petition to ask for better safety measures and design. The Greenway has become an accident hotspot which now needs our attention.

New Tolworth Crossing
Residents are delighted with the new crossing

Residents are delighted with the new crossing opposite Boots, where there is a well-established need to cross the Greenway to access shops. The lights have been synced with those at the Tolworth roundabout to ensure there is little to no impact on traffic flow. Cllrs Richard Hudson, Chris Hayes, Ian George, and local resident Tom Puddy have been monitoring the crossing after it was installed, and are pleased to report that it is being well used by residents.

Local resident Margaret was delighted with the crossing:

Thank you so much for installing the crossing and making it safe to cross for older residents in Tolworth.


Tom Puddy

Local Campaigner

Tom Puddy has lived near Tolworth since 2015, when he moved here for an advisory and research role at the Borough Council. He has helped local councillors on various projects in Tolworth and the rest of the Borough. He now works in Westminster as a researcher, but still lives in the area and helps local councillors and the community voluntarily. He graduated with a law degree and masters in 2012 and wants to help local residents have their concerns represented on the council.

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 tel Call Tom on 07472979791

tweet Follow Tom on Twitter at @TomPuddy

Cllr Chris Hayes

Local Councillor

Chris lives locally in Surbiton and runs his own social enterprise, which he runs from home.  His social enterprise involves providing self-esteem and confidence support, training & coaching for people in business, key employees or students of higher education. He also has an expertise within the Social Services field, where has worked for many years. Chris also has excellent experience of working in local government. He has recently been helping residents in Tolworth and Berrylands with issues such as parking problems, rubbish collection and speeding in our local roads.  Chris ensures that Kingston Council hears about your problems and acts on them.

tweet Follow Chris on Twitter at @HayesCJL

email Email Chris at chris.hayes

tel Call Chris on 07552 651 735

Cllr Richard Hudson

Local Councillor

Richard has lived in Elgar Avenue for over 20 year’s and his children have been to school in the Borough. During his career he has worked for BT and O2, and in a variety of businesses including pharmaceuticals and facilities management. Richard has been an Councillor since 2006 and has used his skills and experience for the benefit of Kingston and Surbiton residents. He has campaigned successfully against inappropriate development in Kingston, including Tesco in Tolworth and the Surbiton Filter beds and he has helped deliver the funding for the exciting ‘mini Hollands’ cycling project for Kingston.

Email Richard at richard.hudson

 Call Richard on 07702 567 848

2014 ward election results:

Conservatives 42%
LibDems 32%
Labour 16%

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