Residents will be aware from recent extensive publicity both in our latest newsletters and on this Website, that proposals for the possible development of greenbelt land at Kempton Park is under active consideration.

A campaign group, headed up by one of our members, is currently keeping a very close watch on proceedings and has circulated a number of updates on what has been discovered. To catch up on previous circulations and to keep in touch with future reports, please visit: http://keepkemptongreen.com/

Keep Kempton Green

Weekly Updates – Keep Kempton Green

19 May 2022

... or they'll pave paradise and put up a parking lot ... Weekly Updates – Keep Kempton Green
  • Please, no more Groundhog Days…
    First, a heartfelt thanks to those who came to listen to Joglaresa in St Mary’s Church at the end of April. Also to those who bought tickets even though they could not attend on the night, and to those who have donated to KKG subsequently. Altogether, a pleasing boost to our Fighting Fund. We are … Continue reading Please, no more Groundhog Days…
  • An evening of music from the Mediterranean …
  • Save the date …
    Dear Neighbours We’d love to see you all on the evening of 29 April. Contact us on keepkemptongreen@hotmail.co.uk to reserve your ticket. Details in the image. See you then!
  • Home Truths #4
    Housing market arithmetic The government’s target of building 300 000 dwellings each year has been around for a number of years. It was first announced in the Autumn Budget of 2017. It was included in the Conservative Party election manifesto in 2019. Since then it has been referred to – approvingly – by any number … Continue reading Home Truths #4
  • Home Truths #3
    Sites at risk from Local Plan delay We have already seen that the housing target of 611 dwellings per annum for this Borough, sent down from Whitehall, is not going to be reduced. ( see https://keepkemptongreen.com/2022/03/10/home-truths-1 ) We have also seen that there are sanctions for not meeting this target, and for not having a … Continue reading Home Truths #3
  • HomeTruths #2
    The tilted balance Every year Spelthorne Council (and every other Planning Authority in England) has to show how much housing it is delivering compared to the target handed down from Whitehall, and other measures of the Council’s planning performance. The Council’s annual report to Whitehall is known as the Housing Delivery Test Action Plan. The … Continue reading HomeTruths #2
  • Joglaresa!
  • Home Truths #1
    Why the Spelthorne housing target is not going to be reduced … The overall target Since 2017, the government has had a housing target for England of 300 000 dwellings per year. It has never been achieved, but it is obviously in the interests of the construction industry that this target is as large as … Continue reading Home Truths #1
  • For one night only …
  • Piano recital postponed
      Given the recent tightening of restrictions on public gatherings, we have unfortunately had to postpone the piano recital planned for 7 November. We hope that we will be able to reschedule the concert for next April. Our Open Gardens event is still scheduled for 13 June next year.

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