The Green Belt should be open (meaning free of residential development) and permanent. That’s what the Council told us at the 3 February meeting about Kempton Park.
Here’s what Redrow have to say about it:
“Work to evaluate the site remains ongoing alongside a study into highway improvements at Sunbury Cross and the provision of further community facilities and infrastructure … It is intended that this work will feed into the Council’s review of the Local Plan, which will need to consider how identified housing needs in the Borough can be met.”
i.e. they want to have Kempton Park’s Green Belt status removed. They will be hoping to do this through the Review of our Local Plan, rather than trying to do it under the existing Local Plan by submitting a Planning Application. Easier for them, as their efforts will be more hidden from the public eye.
By the way, we already know what “highway improvements at Sunbury Cross” means. Not so much “improvements” as an attempt to expand the capacity of Sunbury Cross to cater for the increase in traffic generated by the new suburb which Redrow and The Jockey Club are intent on building.
And not just at Sunbury Cross: there has been study after study by The Jockey Club’s traffic consultants into the already existing bottlenecks at the Hampton Triangle, and even as far afield as Hampton Court Bridge. (see https://keepkemptongreen.com/2014/03/21/keep-kempton-green-10/ for details of one of them.)
Here’s a couple of recent cuttings from the local press:
Richmond and Twickenham Times 11 Sep 2015
Keep Kempton Green