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London - Campaign to Protect Rural England

Response to Kingston's Local Plan consultation

Tuesday, 16 July 2019 12:25

CPRE London responded to the Kingston Local Plan consultation in July 2019 raising concerns about indications that the Borough may be considering allocating protected Green Belt and/or Metropolitan Open Land for development. 


Our response shows that there are a large number of previously-developed (brownfield) site in the borough which can accommodate new residential and commercial development and that there is no need to allocate protected green sites for development. 

We raise concerns that approaching a consultation in this way, asking questions about whether protected land should be considered for development, simply acts to increase speculation and opportunism which in turn creates pressure to release these precious, protected sites. 

More generally, we argue that the main priorities for the Local Plan should be: 



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