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New Local Plan


New Plan May 19

 Received from:

Strategic Planning Team
The Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames

Dear Sir/Madam,
I am writing to let you know that the council has published the consultation document “Kingston – Looking forward together” to start the conversation on how a new Local Plan for the Royal Borough should be shaped and developed.

 Local plans play an essential role in shaping the places where we all live, work and visit and it is important that local communities, organisations, landowners and other key stakeholders have the opportunity to get involved from the outset. We would therefore like to hear from you on some of the key issues and questions that are being asked through this consultation to help inform the development of the Local Plan.  

Read on.....

Our initial response …..Read on..




We would like to invite you to share your views and comments on our new draft Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) document.
What is a SCI?

All local authorities are required to have a SCI that explains how the council will involve residents, local groups, stakeholders and statutory
consultees in preparing the council’s planning policy and guidance documents, and in the process of deciding planning applications.

Public consultation

We’d like to hear your views on our new draft SCI ­ you can have your say in a number of ways outlined below.
The consultation will take place for a period of six weeks starting on Friday 12 April 2019 and involving specific bodies, general consultees and persons
and organisations registered on the Local Plan consultee database. This is being undertaken in advance of the separate public consultation on the
Early Engagement for the Local Plan, which will commence on 1 May, so that we can take account of any views on the consultation techniques
and apply these during the Local Plan consultation.

You can read the draft SCI online at or alternatively paper copies are available at all libraries within the borough
during their normal opening hours, and at the council’s Information and Advice Centre on the ground floor of Guildhall 2 from 9am–5pm Monday to Friday.

Drop in events

There is an opportunity for you to find out more about the draft SCI at the forthcoming Neighbourhood Forums which will take place during May, as detailed below.
We’d like to encourage you to attend one of these drop in sessions and would welcome any feedback you may have.

Kingston Town Centre ­ Tuesday 7 May
Surbiton ­ Thursday 16 May
Maldens and Coombe ­ Tuesday 21 May
South of the Borough ­ Wednesday 15 May

For further information on these Neighbourhood Forums, including venues, please visit the following web page which will be updated as further information
becomes available:

How can I have my say?

Our preferred method for you to comment is using our online survey where possible, however there are many ways in which you can share your views:

Online: to complete a short survey
Write to:
Strategic Planning Team,
The Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames,
Guildhall 2,
High Street, Kingston upon Thames,
Surrey, KT1 1EU

Views on the document should be submitted to the council by 11.59pm on Friday 24 May 2019.

Next steps

Feedback from the SCI consultation will be considered and a final version will be discussed at the Strategic Housing and Planning Committee in September 2019,
where a decision will need to be made on whether it’s adopted, as this is a statutory planning document. It will address all responses received
during public consultation and a summary of key changes will be presented to Committee. Once adopted the SCI will be made available on the council's website.

If you have any queries please contact our Strategic Planning Team on 020 8547 5002. Kind regards

Strategic Planning Team

The Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames
Guildhall 2, High Street, Kingston upon Thames KT1 1EU

Telephone: 020 8547 5002 Email: Website:








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