March 1, 2019
Salmon Harvester Opportunity Fund (SHOF) has lodged an appeal with the Planning Inspectorate against the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames Council’s non-determination of its predominantly residential redevelopment scheme at Surrey House, Eden Street, Kingston.
Salmon Harvester Opportunity Fund originally submitted a detailed planning application in February 2018, which following extensive consultation was amended such that it now comprises 311 new homes, new retail and cultural space.
The Hippodrome Nightclub which occupied part of the site closed last July and the operator has now successfully consolidated both its activities and the New Slang live music nights in the PRYZM venue in Clarence Street.
Fund Manager Matthew Meaden said: “This is the final piece in the regeneration of the Eden Quarter regeneration area and would provide much needed new housing in the town. Despite liaising closely with the council during the design stages, the statutory period of consultation has passed, and the Council now refuse to take the application to committee. The process has been made even more difficult by the cancellation of four out of the last five Development Control Committee meetings.
“Reluctantly we therefore have no option but to take this application through the appeal process.”