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Kingston must maintain its character as a living village in an area of
outstanding natural beauty.

That’s your vision for Kingston, taken from the huge number of written comments presented at our Neighbourhood Planning Drop-In Day on Saturday 26th November, 2016. Over 90 people attended the Drop-In, or sent in written responses to the questions we asked about living in Kingston, the pressures on the village and what changes there might need to be in the future. A number of themes are emerging, for example:.

Housing: very considerable concerns about the impact of any large development on the village, the lack of affordable housing for young people especially young families, numbers of second homes/holiday lets, will new build just provide more of these?

Transport and movement: increasing problems over parking, concerns about speeding and large vehicles travelling through the village. Also poor public transport.

Environment: the beauty of the countryside we live in and the protection it needs. Sewage and drainage issues, persistent dog fouling.

Enterprise/employment: lack of local job opportunities.

Heritage: caring for our two Conservation areas, many listed buildings, historic field sites etc.

Community well being: valuing our caring and close friendly community. The amenities we enjoy such as the well equipped Recreation Ground, the wide range of social activities / clubs etc. many based on the Reading Room, a beautiful Church, the popular Dolphin Inn.