Lib Dem plans to concrete the Borough

Ed Davey’s Lib Dem run Council has launched a consultation on where it will build 30,000 homes across the Borough to meet the rising growth in the population.


Whilst we know many residents want new homes built residents will be surprised by some of the proposals and the sheer scale of development the Lib Dems wish to deliver.


The Lib Dem papers say:


“We have an opportunity to identify sites across the borough to help us meet our housing need, as part of the Issues and Options consultation. Although we have housing targets, we must also identify potential locations to deliver the land for employment generating uses as well. This document looks at a range of possible sites that may be needed for development within the borough over the next 20+ years.”


Cllr Kevin Davis said:


“We need homes, but this plan appears to be homes at any price and the cost will be over-development, the loss of green spaces and the shoehorning of homes into some of the smallest spaces left, ruining some parts of the Borough.”


“Some of these proposal sites will alarm residents. Over 8,000 homes on the Berrylands water treatment works would dramatically change not just Berrylands and Surbiton, but the entire Borough. Add to that many more homes in Knight’s Park, building on Kingsmeadow and virtually pulling apart Chessington with 900 homes on the golf centre and nearly 3,000 homes on Barwell Court and Clayton Road. Even the green spaces left in Tolworth appear to be targeted. Residents will be angry about many of these proposals and the question has to be asked why the Council is even suggesting these sites? I would urge everyone to make sure they have their say”


The full list of sites that are being considered for development can be seen on the Council website. The list below is an extract of sites based on the master list. The Council will be consulting on these sites later this year. The list can be accessed here


Ward Site Potential housing numbers
Canbury Seven Kings Car Park 56
  Murray House 29
  Parc House and Police Station Cowleaze Road 141
  Canbury business park 284
  Ashway Centre, Elm Grove 217
Grove Bentalls Car Parks 53
  Bishop pub 16
  Cromwell Road Bus station 32
  Guildhall 145
  Kingsmill Business Park 228
  Princess Mews and Court, Horace Road 88
  Rose car park 98
  Kingston Station 182
  Riverside Centre, High Street 144
  The Rotunda 70
  Bittoms car park 137
  Kingston College 346
  Knight’s park 324
  Lady Booth Road 432
Grove/Berrylands/Norbiton Hogsmill Treatment works and Lower Marsh Lane Over 8,000
Norbiton Cambridge Gardens 246
  Birkenhead Avenue telephone exchange 400
  Asda 311
  Kingsmeadow football stadium 500
Tudor St George Industrial Estate 341
Beverley St John’s Industrial Estate 369
Coombe Hill Kingston hospital 350
  Robin Hood Farm 69
  Coombe Oak, Warren Road 68
  Kingston University, Kingston Hill 1,257
  Coombe Hill House 38
  33 Gloucester Road 290
  Warren Park Children’s Centre 36
Coombe Vale 40-50 Coombe Road 53
Old Malden Venner Centre 24
  Sheephouse Way estate 200
  South Lane estate 519
  Plough public house 54
St James Burlington retail park 108
Chess North Land at Clayton Road 1,832
Chess South Land at Rushett Lane 123
  Mellow Stocks, Leatherhead Road 255
  Virginia Cottage 146
  Chessington golf course 849
  Barwell Court, Leatherhead Road 1,146
  Rushett Stables 167
  Fairoak Lane 214
  Green Lane nurseries and Piggeries 113
  Silverglade Business Park 24
  Moor Lane Centre 213
Tolworth and Hook Southborough school fields 100
  Tolworth Station 82
  King George’s field 1,047
  Red Lion business park 69
Alexandra Travis Perkins, King Charles Road 45
  Goals, Tolworth 211
Berrylands Ewell Road telephone exchange 166
  Millbank House 52
St Marks Glenmore House car park 107
  Seething Wells Filter beds 740
  Surbiton station car park 642