Developers who want to build Kingston town centre’s highest tower block to date will be hoping residents will be open to plans they will present at an upcoming Kingston Society meeting.

But opponents of high rise buildings in Kingston may have another battle to fight, after plans for a second 19-storey tower block were announced for the town centre.

Having temporarily seen off proposals for a high-rise at the old post office site, members of campaign group Kingston Residents' Alliance (KRA) are now gearing up to oppose plans for 400 homes in towers of up to eight, 10 and 19 storeys as part of Eden Walk shopping centre's regeneration plans.

They are invited to attend a presentation by developers at The Tiffin School’s Judge Lecture Theatre in Queen Elizabeth Road in Kingston on Wednesday, July 15 from 7.30pm.

But at 63.1m high, the development would become Kingston’s tallest building, dwarfing the Kingston Riverside complex off Canbury Gardens, which stands at 55.9metres.

Mediha Boran from the KRA said: "I’m pessimistic but we have to fight our corner. Developers are hitting the area where it says more than nine storeys are allowed.

"We will have another fight on our hands."

But the Eden Walk General Partnership, a joint venture between British Land and Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS), said on its plans: "We have designed the scheme to reduce in height in the most sensitive areas around Union Street where the development is closest to the Ancient Market."

Last week developer St George withdrew its plans to build a 19-storey tower block at the old post office site a day before a decision was due to be made.

The news followed Kingston Council leader Kevin Davis announcing his opposition to the building, on the grounds of design quality, finishes and materials.

This week a spokesman from St George said: "We asked the council to remove the planning application for the old post office site from the development control committee agenda on 23 June 2015 while we consider our position."

The spokesman was not able to confirm what new plans for the site would or would not include.

But Mrs Boran said: "We know they will be back. We are worried about having two towers."

Last month a series of public consultation exhibitions were put on to engage with residents and raise awareness about plans for Eden Walk.

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Kingston residents Joan and Harry Matthews have a look at plans during the public consultations 

The Eden Walk Shopping Centre was built in the 1960s and has been deemed "tired, outdated and poorly connected" by the Eden Walk General Partnership.

The proposals include a dining terrace as well as a "sky restaurant", a boutique cinema, offices, new pedestrian routes, better access to and re-landscaping of Memorial Gardens, plus new retail units.

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Mock up: The "sky restaurant" 

But north Kingston resident Andree Freize said: "CNM Estate are planning a boutique cinema in the Gala Bingo site. Don't these planners have any imagination?"

A spokesman for British Land and USS said: "Our £400 million investment will create hundreds of jobs, new shops, restaurants, offices, public space and homes in a safe, family friendly environment.

"We are really pleased that over 1,000 people attended our consultation events. We are now reviewing the feedback before developing our plans further."