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Redrow quitting London will not interfere with plans for Kempton development

Kempton Park: revised housebuilding plan is unaffected
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Redrow remains committed to redeveloping Kempton Park despite a change of policy made in light of the Covid-19 outbreak.

The housebuilder announced earlier this week it is scaling back construction in London in favour of suburban areas as the pandemic causes buyers to look for more space and the ability to work from home.

But when asked if that threatened the firm's involvement in the revised racecourse building project, it responded: "Redrow remains committed to the redevelopment of Kempton Park."

In January 2017 the Jockey Club announced radical plans to demolish the racecourse and build 3,000 homes but after meeting resistance from the racing and local communities - as well as from the local council - it tabled a new proposal which would involve only previously developed land and would retain all racing facilities.

The new proposed development included up to 550 homes over a space of 6.73 hectares.

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Redrow remains committed to the redevelopment of Kempton Park
E.W. Terms