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Khan we get Sadiq to overturn his own plans? Join us tomorrow

London's fight back against City Hall

Sadiq Khan is launching his Mayoral campaign in Surbiton in the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames tomorrow, Sunday 12 January, at 10.00 at Surbiton Station and 11.00 at the Alpha Road Estate in Surbiton

This is a chance to express your concern at the Mayor's development plans for Kingston and London and to ask him to put policies that insist on "GOOD GROWTH", that the Inspectors have removed, BACK in to the LONDON PLAN

Sadiq says that he is "standing up for South West London, and standing up for our values", but the new London Plan give developers - especially in so-called "opportunity areas" like Kingston free rein to build on a massive scale with NO LIMIT to the density on any site and NO PROMISE of improved transport and social infrastructure and inadequate assessment of the effect of the planned scale of development on the environment

The lack of funding for the plan means that the urgent need for affordable and especially social housing in London will not be met, exposing low income and vulnerable people to greater inequality. These people will suffer most from increased overcrowding and the physical and mental health impacts of what will very much be "bad" growth

But bad growth will affect everyone, particularly in the high growth "opportunity" areas where most development is targeted

"Consultation" with "communities" will remain a tick-box and completely meaningless exercise

Kingston is the FIRST and ONLY whole Borough to be designated as an "opportunity area", a dubious privilege normally reserved for large areas of traditional brownfield sites such as Battersea and Nine Elms

We have to tell people that the London Plan is unsound and that development plans for Kingston are completely flawed

This is our chance as the press will be there to watch Sadiq launch his campaign


Sun 12th January

Surbiton Station: 10:00

Canvassing at Alpha Road Estate, KT5 8SN: 11.00

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