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Following on from our July Newsletter, we wanted to let you know that the planning application for the proposed new building off Cambridge Road to provide 18 Council owned affordable homes has now been submitted and is available to view online.

If you would like to view all the documents associated and submitted with the planning application and if you would like to  make any comments please visit: https://publicaccess.kingston.gov.uk/online-applications and enter the reference number: 20/02216/FUL

Hello! Welcome to our website which aims to provide you with information on our plans to build a new apartment building, behind a retail parade off Cambridge Road and to give you the opportunity to have your say on our proposals.

We will regularly update this website to include any updated We will regularly update this website to include any updated design proposals and any other information or news as we progress towards submitting our planning application. If you would like to be kept up to date on our proposed redevelopment of Cambridge Road, please take a couple of minutes to register.

Please note that any visuals or photographs shown on this website are for illustrative purposes only and may be subject to change.

Introduction

Cambridge Road is part of the Kingston Small Sites Affordable Housing Programme being delivered by The Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames to provide affordable council-owned housing in small sites across Kingston. Homes built under this programme will be some of the first that the Borough has directly commissioned within the last 30 years and will remain in the Council’s ownership as part of their general housing stock.

The programme is being funded through the Greater London Assembly (GLA) ‘Building Council Homes for Londoners’ fund with additional funding from the Council.

The proposed development has the potential to deliver brand new homes in Kingston at genuinely affordable rent levels and will result in a vacant parcel of land being utilised to support the growing local community.

The site is located directly south-east of the Cambridge Road Estate, which has recently received a positive residents’ ballot to undergo considerable regeneration.

Currently scrubland, the site is to the rear of the parade of shops at 204 to 210c Cambridge Road, with good access to local amenities and is within a 10 minute walk of the railway station with direct links to Central London.

Proposals

The proposal is for a 5 storey building with a mix of 19 affordable one and two bedroom homes, with access from both Cambridge Road to the north and Willow Court to the west of the site.

On street parking will provide 11 parking spaces and about 37 cycle parking spaces – in line with the London Plan – for residents, whilst a landscaped zone to the west of the new building will provide private amenity space. 

The new residential building will overlook a landscaped area which will accommodate a tree lined parking area.  New communal spaces would be added with formal children’s play space, natural play and lawn areas at ground level

This high quality development will ensure the homes are dual aspect, with either private gardens (ground floor) or corner balconies for private open space. The placement of the building ensures it is setback from neighbouring properties to maintain privacy, and tree planting across the site will create pleasant interfaces with neighbouring sites and contribute to a high quality living environment.

View from the South
View from the West
View from the South East

Drawings

Cambridge Road Siteplan
Proposed Ground Floor Plan
Cambridge Road Landscape Plan
Proposed Landscape Plan

Public Exhibition

Exhibition presentation with audio

Due to the current circumstances, our Public Exhibition will be held online via two webinars on the following days. The project team will present the proposed scheme and will answer any questions you may have:

You are invited to a Zoom webinar.
Please click the link below to join the webinar:
https://bartonwillmore.zoom.us/j/95626983668?pwd=Y1JVSVhkQjRmcEtoNm9SY0ltTDBZdz09
Password: 749819

Or iPhone one-tap:
United Kingdom:+442080806592,,95626983668#,,1#,749819# or +443300885830,,95626983668#,,1#,749819#

Or Telephone:
Dial (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
United Kingdom: +44 208 080 6592 or +44 330 088 5830 or +44 131 460 1196 or +44 203 481 5237 or +44 203 481 5240 or +44 208 080 6591
Webinar ID: 956 2698 3668
Password: 749819
International numbers available: https://bartonwillmore.zoom.us/u/adsIKWCfvG

You are invited to a Zoom webinar.
Please click the link below to join the webinar:
https://bartonwillmore.zoom.us/j/96160032413?pwd=UHh2UXBwQ2ZEdXVoSnd4SUNDR2RVdz09
Password: 615959

Or iPhone one-tap:
United Kingdom: +442034815237,,96160032413#,,1#,615959# or +442034815240,,96160032413#,,1#,615959#

Or Telephone:
Dial (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
United Kingdom: +44 203 481 5237 or +44 203 481 5240 or +44 208 080 6591 or +44 208 080 6592 or +44 330 088 5830 or +44 131 460 1196
Webinar ID: 961 6003 2413
Password: 615959
International numbers available: https://bartonwillmore.zoom.us/u/abe1EmueHs

If you can’t attend either of these days or times, an audio recording of our presentation is available here.  Alternatively, please email or telephone us and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Have Your Say

The consultation period on this scheme has now finished, however there will be a further opportunity for you to comment on the scheme once we have submitted our planning application and the Council start their own consultation period.

Please click here to see our newsletter which gives you some details on the feedback we received from the consultation.

Please leave us your details if you would like to be kept up to date on the progress of this development

We take data protection seriously. Please only provide your personal details if you are willing for them to be used by Barton Willmore and the project team for the purpose of research in connection with this project and in order to update you on the progress of the project. Your details will be treated as confidential and will not be shared, passed on or used by any third parties and they will only be retained until the end of the planning process for the project, after which time they will be deleted. If you wish to withdraw consent to the processing of your personal data you may do so by emailing: Cambridge.Road@bartonwillmore.co.uk

FAQs

Will there be an increase in refuse collections?

There will not be an increase in refuse collections. The new building will be consolidated with the existing refuse collection days in the area.

Who owns the road to the West of Maple Court and Willow Court? Do you have rights of access to the site?

The Council do not have access rights to this Road and therefore access to the proposed development will be off Cambridge Road.

Who are the developers?

Kingston Council owns the site, but Countryside Properties are the proposed developers responsible for the building of the proposed homes. Once built, homes will stay in the ownership of Kingston Council.

What is the height of the proposed building?

16.5 metres.

What are the heights of the buildings surrounding the site? e.g. Boundary Close, Willow Court and Maple Court?

Boundary Close is 8.7 metres. Willow Court is 12m and 9.5 metres. Maple Court is 8.8 metres.

Why is the separation distance between the houses on Boundary Close and the proposed building only 12 metres? Planning policy states that this should be at least 20 metres.

Kingston’s Residential Design SPD states that: “A separation distance of no less than 21m shall normally be maintained between facing windows of habitable rooms”. In this instance, the proposed window which faces this neighbour is a kitchen-only window and thus not classed as a main habitable room.

Will the corner balconies and windows on the south east side of the proposed building affect the privacy of existing flats on Boundary Close?

The privacy of the neighbouring building is not affected by the location of the balcony as the balcony line is “forward” of the location of the existing window to the living room in the adjacent building. There is only proposed small kitchen window facing the existing property at South East side.

Do you think the proposed architecture is in keeping with the surrounding area?

The surrounding area has a wide range of buildings with a variety of architectural styles and buildings of differing heights. The proposed simple design of the building fits into that context.

How have you concluded that you need 19 units and 3 storeys?

The Small Sites Programme must deliver 95 new homes. There is no mandate on how these are shared. We look at the site, the surrounding area and have worked with the Council and Design Review Panel to make sure the right level of housing, size of building, open space etc. is right for the size of the site.

Why have the residents of Kingston Road which back onto the sports ground not been consulted about this?

We can confirm that leaflets were issued to all of Kingston Road addresses, from Gloucester Road to King Henrys Road on 11th June 2020.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or would like more information or help, please get in touch.

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