Closed activities

  • Age Friendly Kingston - tell us your experience

    Kingston Council wants to understand the barriers and motivators to older people being physically active and socially connected in Kingston. We also want to gather insights into the age friendliness of our community. This is a preliminary survey that will help to inform work to make Kingston more Age Friendly in partnership with older people, the council and its partners e.g. in health services and voluntary sector organisations. The short survey, which should take less than 5... More
    Closed 27 November 2023
  • Planning application validation checklist

    Draft Validation Checklist As a local planning authority Kingston Council is required to regularly review the validation checklist which sets out all the information required for a planning application to be processed. The draft validation list contains details of all the supporting information you need to include when submitting a planning application. It also includes information on the detail and scope of that information, which will depend on the scale and nature of the... More
    Closed 19 November 2023
  • Speak Up, Speak Out

    Kingston Council is passionate about listening to your voices and making positive changes in our borough. We believe in the power of your ideas, experiences, and suggestions to create a safer and more vibrant community for everyone. Kingston is one of the safest boroughs. Last year, we reached out to hear your thoughts on the issues and areas affecting you, and we were thrilled with the overwhelming response from all of you who completed the survey. Together, we've already... More
    Closed 19 November 2023
  • Acre Road

    Kingston Council has been working with community stakeholders, internal colleagues and a design team to bring forward initial proposals to redevelop the former care home on Acre Road, Murray House, to provide genuinely affordable housing, at council rent levels, for Kingston’s older residents and for individuals with learning disabilities. The scheme looks to create 40+ homes by regenerating an existing, well-located and vacant site, and will provide new private and public landscaping... More
    Closed 12 November 2023
  • Fountain Roundabout and Pocket Park - a Gateway to New Malden

    In July 2023 Hayatsu Architects, Hortus Collective and 121 Collective won the 'A Gateway to New Malden’ design competition. The competition asked for designs to address challenges and opportunities at the site of the Fountain Roundabout and adjacent land in front of Kingston Environment Centre. This location is a key gateway to the town centre and this programme will seek to improve the environment for pedestrians and cyclists, enhance the offering of green space; increase... More
    Closed 10 November 2023
  • Polling District and Polling Places Review 2023

    The Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames is undertaking a statutory review of polling districts and polling places for use at all elections and referenda held within the borough. Our review will commence on 5 October 2023 in readiness for the next scheduled elections in 2024 and the impending parliamentary election to be held by 31 January 2025. The review is designed to see if the polling districts and polling places in Kingston suit the needs of voters, and includes: ... More
    Closed 9 November 2023
  • Surbiton Town Centre Businesses Survey

    Kingston Council wants to engage with Surbiton businesses to explore issues affecting Surbiton Town Centre and ensure the continued success of the town Through the survey we want: To better understand the challenges and opportunities as businesses see them To understand what support high street businesses need and would find most useful, collectively To start to generate interest in collective action that is shaped with businesses for business - a... More
    Closed 5 November 2023
  • Call for sites - land for Gypsy and Traveller use

    As part of our duty to identify enough housing land for everyone in the borough, we want to hear from anybody who would like to suggest sites for Gypsy and Traveller use. We are therefore asking individuals, landowners or developers to suggest local sites which might be available and suitable for pitches. You do not need to own the site to make a site submission. Sites should meet the following criteria: Be wholly within the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames Have a... More
    Closed 3 November 2023
  • Lovelace Primary School (Devon Way)

    Expanding the School Street scheme at Lovelace Primary School onto Devon Way, Beverley Close, Newlands Way and part of Stormont Way (up to the road closure) Our vision is to create a cleaner, greener Kingston and our streets play a major role in this plan. School Streets limit motor vehicle access to the school gates around school start and finish times making it safer and easier for children and their families to walk, cycle or scoot. They reduce local traffic and parking congestion... More
    Closed 2 November 2023
  • Canbury Gardens shared use cycle and pedestrian pathway trial

    Canbury Gardens is a Green Flag park, loved by visitors for generations. In 2021 Kingston Council committed to supporting a 15 year masterplan to protect and enhance Canbury Gardens which was developed following extensive engagement with local people and organisations. One element within the masterplan is the creation of a shared pedestrian and cycle pathway. We are planning to introduce shared use trial on the existing footpath so that cyclists and pedestrians can both use this... More
    Closed 31 October 2023
  • Draft Conservation Area General Guidance

    Kingston Council is currently creating a general guidance document for people living or owning a property in a conservation area. We are sharing a draft of the document to hear your feedback before the final document is published on the council's website. The Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames has 26 Conservation Areas, covering 9.4% of the borough (351 hectares). A full list of these areas can be found on the council’s website . A conservation area is a designated... More
    Closed 31 October 2023
  • Winter tree planting survey 2023/24

    We are currently in the process of planting new trees across the borough between October 2023 and March 2024. Residents are being asked to share their thoughts on where they should go by choosing local roads that they would like to see our trees planted in Kingston. Residents can choose three streets from the list of potential tree planting locations . Our tree officers will choose at least one location per response where residents would like to see a tree planted. The full... More
    Closed 28 October 2023
  • Kingsynmpton Junior & Toddler Play Area

    Play should be at the heart of children’s everyday lives and experiences throughout childhood. We want children in the Royal Borough of Kingston to enjoy a healthy balance of structured and unstructured play in their leisure time. Access to green spaces, however small, has been shown to have a positive affect on children. Providing safe space to play close to home is part of our commitment to being a fairer borough, offering opportunities for everyone. We want to understand the use... More
    Closed 27 October 2023
  • Cumberland House Play Area

    Play should be at the heart of children’s everyday lives and experiences throughout childhood. We want children in the Royal Borough of Kingston to enjoy a healthy balance of structured and unstructured play in their leisure time. Access to green spaces, however small, has been shown to have a positive affect on children. Providing safe space to play close to home is part of our commitment to being a fairer borough, offering opportunities for everyone. In the New Year, we'll start... More
    Closed 27 October 2023
  • Consultation on Article 4 Direction for North Lodge and South Lodge, Kingsnympton Park

    Kingston Council is using its planning powers to protect North Lodge and South Lodge, in Kingsnympton Park, Kingston upon Thames, KT2 7TF. The buildings are locally listed for their heritage value. Photographs above show North Lodge and South Lodge. A mechanism called an Article 4 Direction has been introduced which removes the ability, under national permitted development rights, to demolish buildings on these sites without first obtaining planning permission. This is a... More
    Closed 20 October 2023
  • Berrylands potential Healthy Street improvements

    Kingston Council’s vision is to create cleaner, greener neighbourhoods, and our streets play a major role in this plan. We want everyone to feel our streets are spaces where they can breathe clean air, walk safely and feel connected to the local community. We can achieve this by putting in place measures to reduce the speed and volume of traffic and provide good facilities to encourage more people to make more journeys by sustainable modes of transport such as walking, cycling and... More
    Closed 30 September 2023
  • Proposed changes to current Adult Social Care Charging Policy

    Kingston Council is reassessing the way it charges for Adult Social Care Care services. The existing Charging Policy, which is used to calculate care contributions, was implemented in 2017 and it is now due to be reviewed and a number of proposals are to be explored. The Council is proposing four changes to the current Charging Policy. These are: Standardise the approach to claims for night care costs for older people getting attendance allowance. Introducing an... More
    Closed 25 September 2023
  • Consumer Standards for Kingston Social Housing Tenants and Leaseholders Consultation

    Social housing landlords must meet ‘consumer standards’ set by the Regulator of Social Housing which cover things like making sure tenants get quality accommodation, have choice and protection, and can hold their landlords to account. This survey is being conducted by Kingston Council to guage the views to these standards within our borough of Kingston. More
    Closed 22 September 2023
  • Help shape our policy for allocating housing

    The Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames is seeking to introduce a revised Housing Allocation Scheme in 2024 following a period of consultation. The Housing Allocations Scheme was last reviewed in 2017. The new Allocations Scheme seeks to: set out clearly how we allocate and let social housing in the borough ensure decisions in regards to an application for housing are made fairly with a clear reason for why we have made the decision make the document easier to... More
    Closed 17 September 2023
  • Neighbourhood Community Infrastructure Levy

    Neighbourhood Community Infrastructure Levy (NCIL) provides a funding source which local community groups, residents’ associations, registered charities, infrastructure providers and charitable companies as well as council departments and other public sector organisations can access in order to fund/part fund local infrastructure projects. NCIL is a portion of the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL), a charge that councils and the Mayor of London collects from new developments like new... More
    Closed 18 August 2023
  • A vision for Kingston town centre

    Kingston town centre is always changing. Kingston is once again facing a transformational change with many sites coming forward for redevelopment, bringing new investment, uses, residents, jobs and opportunities. We have a once in a generation opportunity to be proactive and create vision setting out what we want the future of the town centre to look like and how new developments can help deliver this. To make sure the vision is deliverable and owned by all, we have followed a new ... More
    Closed 30 April 2023
  • Preparing a new Local Plan

    Kingston Council is in the process of preparing a new Local Plan for the borough. It sets out a vision for how we want Kingston to change and evolve over the next 20 years. It will be used to guide development in Kingston and help decide planning applications. The Local Plan covers a wide range of different and interrelated issues that need to be considered when new development is proposed. It will ensure we have the right development, in the right place and make sure it delivers... More
    Closed 28 February 2023
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