Resident-Centred Redevelopment for Kensington
As MP for Kensington I of course welcome inward investment. As the smallest borough in London, and one of the most densely populated areas in the country, space is a prized commodity.
To that end, new homes, public services and businesses are welcome - subject to the wishes of local residents.
I am clear that these redevelopments must:
✔️ Reflect the needs of residents, with many having lived in the area for generations
✔️ Proceed following appropriate and accessible consultations
✔️ Resemble and echo the historical character of our community
✔️ Ensure those in wheelchairs, those with pushchairs or other mobility constraints are accounted for
Too often redevelopments:
❌ Fail to deliver good, safe homes for local residents
❌ Ignore the submissions of local residents to consultations
❌ Include generic, undistinguished architecture which compromises the heritage of Kensington
❌ Fail to deliver green spaces and landscapes that can be utilised by local residents