Councillors asked to refuse Tesco's plans for Tolworth at development control meeting

Plans: Council officers have recommended refusing Tesco's proposal

Plans: Council officers have recommended refusing Tesco's proposal

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Councillors have been asked to refuse Tesco’s application for a supermarket, a hotel, and three blocks of flats on the old Toby Jug site in Tolworth.

Kingston Council officers made the recommendation in a report saying the supermarket giant had not proved its plans would protect new residents from noise.

Tesco had not offered enough cash to mitigate extra pressure on schools and health services, or proved air quality would not deteriorate because of the development, officers added.

Last week consultant Nick Jones, from GL Hearn, said: "It is 269 homes that will have to go elsewhere if they do not go here.

"Otherwise the pressures are just spread out across the borough."

The council officers’ report to the development control committee said: "The applicant has been given every opportunity to submit an application which is likely to be considered favourably.

"In addition further guidance was offered to the applicant by the case officer during the processing of the application to identify the amendments to address those elements of the scheme considered unacceptable and the Council activity engaged in discussion with the [Greater London Authority] and [Transport for London] to bring this site forward.

"However the amendments required to make the application acceptable are substantial and would materially change the development proposal.

"They would require further consultation to be undertaken."

Councillors will decide whether to approve or reject the plans at a meeting this Friday, February 7, at 7.30pm, at the Guildhall.

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10:12am Tue 4 Feb 14

botty49 says...

I love the comment "It is 269 homes that will have to go elsewhere". Let them go elsewhere, along with the superstore and why do we need another hotel, there is already one in Tolworth Tower and if Tolworth Girls School get planning permission they want to build 230 on a plot of land by the school so that will be nearly 500 homes within a 1 mile radius!!!! Would the developers still say the same if they lived there, don't think so!!!
I love the comment "It is 269 homes that will have to go elsewhere". Let them go elsewhere, along with the superstore and why do we need another hotel, there is already one in Tolworth Tower and if Tolworth Girls School get planning permission they want to build 230 on a plot of land by the school so that will be nearly 500 homes within a 1 mile radius!!!! Would the developers still say the same if they lived there, don't think so!!! botty49
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4:05pm Tue 4 Feb 14

pinky107 says...

so the councilors say refuse it and it is refused , but the residents never wanted a tescos at all ever and we're ignored for years . nice . shame the councilors didnt refuse the other ugly pile of unwanted crap that is the greenway disaster .
good bye tescos and please take the greenway with you , thats one favour you could do for tolworth .
so the councilors say refuse it and it is refused , but the residents never wanted a tescos at all ever and we're ignored for years . nice . shame the councilors didnt refuse the other ugly pile of unwanted crap that is the greenway disaster . good bye tescos and please take the greenway with you , thats one favour you could do for tolworth . pinky107
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