Kingston needs to build 1,500 new homes every year just to keep up with demand. But we’re only building half that.
Help to Buy is the only way many first time buyers can afford to stay in Kingston. But if we don’t build the homes in the first place, there’s nothing to help you buy.
So we’re supporting a new housing development near Kingston station, which will put new Help to Buy homes on disused land.
But like many schemes, it is at risk from a small number of existing homeowners who want to pull the housing ladder up behind them by saying ‘no’.
If you think we should say ‘yes’ to new homes in Kingston, we’re asking you to speak up. The form opposite will send an email in your name to Kingston Council, saying you support the scheme..
Find out more about the scheme below, or contact us.
Thank you – your voice could make the difference.
A development on derelict, brownfield land
Next to Kingston station
Current site abandoned for over ten years
16 new apartments proposed, along with new shop space
Help to Buy available for local residents
Click here for more information
Dear Laura Trott,
The housing crisis means that people like me who want to own their home can’t. The pandemic has made things even tougher. There’s been a complicated debate about the causes, but it boils down to a simple fact: we’re not building enough homes.
The BBC estimate that we’re 1.2 million homes short of what we need to build in this country, just to keep up with demand. Until we build more, the dream of home ownership will remain out of reach.
But although most mainstream politicians say they back building more homes, when it comes to specific proposals in local areas they often back the minority of existing homeowners who object.
In fact, over the last three years, there have been almost 2 million objections to planning applications.
As your constituent, I want you to know that when new homes are proposed, for every NIMBY, there are many more like me who want to say YES to building.
Will you commit to helping first time buyers in Sevenoaks by supporting the building of new homes of all types?