As we warned, one of The Jockey Club’s options regarding its plans for Kempton Park was to wait until Spelthorne’s Local Plan had been changed in their favour, rather than submit a planning application under the current Local Plan. We know that was one of their options because they told us so – in terms – in a meeting we had with them two years ago.
This is why KKG has been expending so much effort regarding the current Review of our Local Plan.
The Jockey Club also told us, the last time we spoke to them, that they would be deciding on how to proceed in September this year.
So here we have it, below and attached:
From: Brooks John
Sent: 03 September 2015 18:37
Cc: Tambini, Roberto; Collier Terry; O’Neil, Lee; Dawn Morrison
Subject: Redrow Homes
I am writing to let you know that Redrow Homes have advised us they will be issuing a press release early next week to say they have an agreement with the Jockey Club to bring forward proposals for housing development at Kempton Park. They will at the same time email all Borough Councillors.
We understand they will seek to promote the site for housing through the Council’s review of its Local Plan and not through a planning application at this stage. They are well aware of this Council’s strong stance in protecting its Green Belt.
We also understand they are looking at setting up a dedicated web page to provide a public explanation of their intentions and notifying local groups.
At this stage Roberto and I wanted to give you the earliest notice of what we understand to be Redrow’s intentions.
I will be able to give further advice, as required, when we see what they actually say but if you have any queries in the meanwhile let me know.
John Brooks BSc DipTP DMS MRTPI MCMI
Head of Planning and Housing Strategy
Keep Kempton Green