Character Assessment – please comment

We all believe that Kingston is a very special place – but what exactly are the features of the parish that make it so distinctive?

At the Drop-In session that was held in the Reading Room, back in November 2016, to kick-off the Neighbourhood Plan, participants posted up their thoughts about living in the village. One of the key themes that came out of this exercise was that people really appreciate the environment of the parish. The responses to the recent Questionnaire have reinforced the importance that residents attach to the landscape, wildlife and also the rich history of Kingston.

As we move forward to develop some firm policies for the Neighbourhood Plan, we need to actually pin-down the physical and cultural features of Kingston that contribute to its distinctiveness. This will help us to develop policies that protect and enhance what is important.

The draft Kingston Character Assessment is an attempt to do just that. The document starts with a brief profile of the parish, followed by descriptions of the geology, landscape, wildlife habitats and also the historical development of Kingston.

Please take a few minutes to read through the Character Assessment – any suggestions for additions or corrections would be very welcome! Send these directly to , through the Contact page on this website or by using the Reply box below.

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