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New plans for Tolworth Broadway

July 27, 2009

From RBK Communications:

An ambitious and innovative scheme to revitalise Tolworth Broadway has been unveiled by Kingston Council and Studio Egret West.

Phase one of the £2.1 million scheme will have three key elements:

1. Removing the central barriers – creating a street layout that removes the dominance of vehicles and makes it easier for pedestrians to cross the road at any point they choose

2. Creating a ‘Greenway’ – transforming the central reservation into an eye-catching, uncluttered space where people can walk and cycle.  This ‘greenway’ will be the most striking feature of regeneration project

3. The Green Bowl – Providing road-level pedestrian crossings and improving the footbridge over the A3 to create a more welcoming space.  The new ‘Greenway’ will meander its way through this new space, continuing its journey down Kingston Road and linking the new-look Broadway with the train station and open spaces of Kings Georges Field and Tolworth Court Farm.

Kingston Council is now inviting local residents and businesses to view the proposals, including artists’ impressions of the scheme, and give their feedback.

Roy Thompson, Service Director for Planning and Transportation at Kingston Council, said: “Public consultations told us that local residents and businesses think that the regeneration of Tolworth Broadway is critical to the future success and prosperity of the whole area.  Improved pedestrian links and a more visually striking environment were top of the wish list.

“We have been working with the designer, Studio Egret West, to use this feedback and put together the proposals that are being presented today.  Residents and local businesses now have another opportunity to get involved and tell us whether these proposals represent the change they were looking for.”

The proposals can be viewed at www.kingston.gov.uk/tolworth_project Residents and businesses can give feedback by e-mailing tolworth.project@rbk.kingston.gov.uk or by telephoning 020 8547 5929.

Views can also be expressed on this website.



3 Comments leave one →
  1. bridget permalink
    July 29, 2009 11:37 am

    Who will be paying for these improvements?
    If it is the residents, then no wonder Tesco pulled their plans because they would have been paying for this as they put in plans for the A3 the roundabout the road structures etc etc. Did Studio Egret West use the Tesco working party proposals outcomes.
    Something does feel right over this?

  2. Paul permalink
    July 31, 2009 9:31 am

    Just fyi, as of 31st July, the proposals still aren’t viewable at the link given

    http://www.kingston.gov.uk/tolworth_project

    There’s a fair bit of old blurb, but nothing on the new proposals.
    A professional organisation would have checked first before publishing the story.
    RBK obviously can’t be bothered.

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