UP TO 250 HOMES FOR PRISON SITE?

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Up to 250 homes could be built at the former Kingston prison, the new owners have told Lynne and Darren.

We attended a presentation where the owners gave four possible designs. They told Lynne they were looking at a range of uses, including housing, a hotel and some community use. The housing, she was told, would be in the listed building and some ‘new build’ elsewhere.

They avoided telling people present how many homes they thought they could build. However, after questioning from Lynne, they said 150-250 homes was a 'ballpark figure'.

Just over 3,000 people came to the first exhibition, with 572 feedback forms completed. Several of the ideas people put on the forms have been taken on board in the latest designs.

Darren said:

“250 homes is too many for our area. It should be cut back. I am worried in particular that there will be more traffic and air pollution.”

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  • published this page in News 2015-07-15 08:06:45 +0100