Search
  • CarolineShah

Kingston Hospital Regent's Wing redevelopment - Oblivious to Adequate Protection for OAPs


Fear of safety for elderly people in proposed redevelopment of Kingston Hospital's Victorian Regent's Wing

You can read here my response to the planning application to demolish the Regent's Wing of Kingston Hospital. The plan is to replace it with an 8 storey block of flats for the over 55s


Here is a summary of why I believe the proposal is all wrong:


1. Possible Breach of London Plan Policy D12 A on Fire Safety

2. Possible Breach of London Plan Policy D12 B on Fire Statements

3. Possible Breach of London Plan Policy D9B (3) – Tall Buildings

4. Possible Breach of London Plan policy HC 13 B1 – affordable housing

5. Possible breach of London Plan Policy SI1 D– Air Quality

6. Possible Breach of Policy D11 Safety, Security and Resilience to Emergency

7. PTAL connectivity and future demand for train services have not been represented accurately

8. Parking provision in Possible Breach of Policy T6 Table 10.3 and inconsistent with approach for Cambridge Road Estate planning application

9. Possible Breach of London Plan Policy H13 B5 - Access

10. Possible Breach of London plan policy H13 B4 – Mobility Scooters

11. Possible Breach of London Plan policy H13 4.13.6 – Care contracts

12. Possible Breach of London Plan Policy – T5B - disability

13. Possible Breach of London Plan Policy T5 Table 10.2 and Policy T5 E – cycle provision

14. Possible Breach of policy T4 – Assessing and Mitigating Transport Impacts

15. Possible Breach of NPPF Policy 11d and 182 d

16. Preliminary Environmental Assessment is inadequate and out of date

17. Possible Breach of 191. ‘Circular 06/2005: Biodiversity and Geological Conservation- Statutory Obligations and Their Impact within the Planning System’

18. RBK ecology comment reflects ignorance of policy requirements and are immaterial comments

19. Possible Breach of The NPPF 180 (b) – significant effect on SSSI

20. Possible Breach of The NPPF 180 – loss or deterioration of irreplaceable habitats, including ancient and veteran trees

21. No consultation with Natural England as statutory consultee and failure to represent this failure in a transparent way to decision makers

22. Possible Breach of NPPF Policy 199 – no weight to Richmond Park as heritage asset

23. Planning balance issues relating to weight are misrepresented

24. Conditions of planning approval amount to an immaterial consideration and an error of law


Here is a picture showing the current Victorian building and the proposed new development




You still have time to send your own comments on this proposal to Kingston Council


The planning application will be considered by the Planning Committee on Wednesday 1 December 2021 at 730pm at The Guildhall


229 views0 comments