Planning approval for 2,170-home regeneration of Kingston estate

Kingston Council and development partner, Countryside, have received planning approval for their regeneration of the Cambridge Road Estate in Kingston – one of the largest developments in the borough.

The joint venture partnership has received outline planning approval for the mixed-use regeneration masterplan, comprising 2,170 homes in total, in a mix of flats, maisonettes and houses of various sizes, with 45% affordable.

A detailed planning application has been approved for Phase 1 of the regeneration, which will comprise 452 homes in total, including 150 for social rent and 15 for shared ownership along with 1,250 sq m of community space, 290 sq m of office space and 395 sq m of retail/commercial space in addition to new public open spaces.

Kingston’s Planning Committee resolved to grant planning permission for the estate’s regeneration on 21 December, and construction is expected to begin this summer.

Councillor Emily Davey, Portfolio Holder for Housing, Kingston Council, said: “On behalf of Kingston Council, I am delighted that the designs for the redevelopment of the Cambridge Road Estate have been approved.

“This project will deliver a boost for Kingston. It puts us on the path to delivering on our priorities to tackle climate change and increase the number of affordable homes, new jobs and apprenticeship opportunities in the borough.”