Economic

  • 3,425 m² of new and upgraded high-quality retail space. This will grow the Town Centre’s retail offer and help draw more daytime visitors to Kingston; 
  • New residents in the Town Centre which will increase the activity and vibrancy of the area whilst also contributing to the Town Centre’s non-retail offer, such as bars and restaurants;
  • Retaining existing jobs and creating new jobs through the delivery of a larger Sports Direct store;  
  • A knock-on economic boost for Kingston town centre through the additional spend of new residents in local shops and services, helping to sustain jobs and businesses;
  • Approximately £500,000 in funds from the Government’s New Homes Bonus scheme for Kingston Council to be spent for the benefit of local people, as well as raised Council Tax revenues for the Borough from the new properties;

Community

  • Improvements to access and public spaces in the Town Centre, including Kings Passage, a key link between the Thames and Market Place, which will receive new lighting and paving;
  • Much needed new homes on a vacant, underused site. This will provide housing choice in the borough while reducing pressure to build homes in less sustainable locations;
  • New affordable homes, helping residents find affordable accommodation locally;
  • A mix of house sizes to suit local need, including three-bedroom homes.

Environment

  • A sensitively designed development, with the proposed design sympathetic to the existing character of Kingston Town Centre and adjacent listed buildings;
  • A sustainable development ideally located within walking and cycling distance of local schools, public transport links and Kingston Town Centre’s shops, services and facilities;
  • An accessible development by public transport, bike and foot;
  • Homes that exceed minimum energy efficiency standards, helping to reduce the long-term carbon impact of the development.

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