Kingston Council has been working with community stakeholders, internal colleagues and a design team to bring forward revised proposals to redevelop the former care home on Acre Road as affordable homes for vulnerable residents.

Latest proposals here

Following on from the last round of engagement in October/November 2023, has taken on board the feedback from local residents, businesses and stakeholders.
This includes reducing the height, scale and massing of the scheme overall, removing the potential for overlooking windows, increasing the trees and planting and introducing a line of three bungalows to the rear of the site to meet both the aspirations and policy for fully adapted wheelchair homes. A material palette has also been developed to reflect the existing character and appearance of the neighbourhood.
Providing genuinely affordable council rent homes, for Kingston’s older residents and those living with learning disabilities, the scheme looks to create 45 homes by regenerating an existing, well-located and vacant site.

The council says it:

“is focused on continuing its work to ensure that Kingston is a fairer place, meaning that every resident is supported when needed throughout their lifetime. An important part of increasing opportunities for a happy and healthy life is working to meet the growing housing needs and aspirations of residents, through having the right mix of good quality housing and services to support those in need. Based on feedback from our communities in the last round of engagement in October 2023, the proposals have been altered to reduce the height and massing of the buildings, remove the potential for overlooking and increase the number of trees and planting across the site. A materials palette has also been chosen to ensure that the design reflects the character of the local area. “

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Last Updated on May 30, 2024 by Kingston Society