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

06 October 2022

... or they'll pave paradise and put up a parking lot ... Weekly Updates – Keep Kempton Green
  • Public Consultation extended
    The Public Consultation on our new Local Plan – previously due to end on 5 September – has been extended by two weeks. If you haven’t already sent in your views, you now have until 19 September to do so. Kempton Park has been ruled out as a site for development. So far, so good. … Continue reading Public Consultation extended
  • It’s time to have your say
    The last Public Consultation has just over five weeks to run. 5 September is the final date to submit your opinions to the Planning Inspector who will decide on our new Local Plan. You will have heard from councillors of all flavours that the new Local Plan is not ideal. This is not through any … Continue reading It’s time to have your say
  • Reasons to be Cheerful #1
    The draft Local Plan has been published, and Kempton Park is excluded as an area for development. The twelve week final public consultation began last Wednesday, and will run until 5 September. All the Local Plan documents can be viewed at: https://www.spelthorne.gov.uk/localplan The Local Plan itself is at: Draft Local Plan 2022 – 2037 Kempton … Continue reading Reasons to be Cheerful #1
  • Another step forward
    Spelthorne Council met last evening to decide whether to send our draft Local Plan to what is known as the Regulation 19 Consultation. This will be a final Public Consultation, during which everyone in Spelthorne can have their say about the Plan. There were fears beforehand that the vote would be extremely tight. As it … Continue reading Another step forward
  • 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

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