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Draft plans to shape the future of Tolworth have been released

A draft vision for the future of Tolworth has been released for residents to look at and have their say.

The provisional Tolworth Area Plan, published by Kingston Council, the Greater London Authority and Transport for London, sets out the priorities for future development in the area.

It sets out six “key moves” underpinning the project:

  • “Glue Tolworth together”: improve crossing of the A3 to remove the “psychological and physical barrier” of the road
  • “Deliver a mixed-use town centre”: increase the number and variety of shops in Tolworth Broadway, and introduce family-friendly evening activities
  • “Connect local economies”: make travel between the town centre and areas of high employment by improving pedestrian, cycle and public transport links
  • “Create a hub for leisure and recreation”: take advantage of the open space in the area and improve access to leisure facilities
  • “Catalyse change through ‘quick win’ projects”: challenge outside perceptions of Tolworth by promoting local identity and supporting community projects
  • “Stitch together assets and neighbourhoods”: improve cycling and walking routes, reducing air pollution

The full 188-page document can be read on the Council’s website.

Residents can take part in the consultation, after which their feedback will be considered and the final plan will be put forward for adoption. The consultation is open for four weeks, until November 5.

To take part, visit


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