Proposals to redesign a large part of north Kingston are yet again being put to residents.

This is the third time a consultation into the north Kingston development brief has been launched by the council.

Residents were first asked about what type of houses and open spaces they would like to see in the north of Kingston town centre in 2012 and then again in 2014.

Kingston Council says the newest plans have “simplified text and further explain the context and the drivers for change”. The plan has also been brought in line with “current planning policy”.

The consultation states that councillors want to deliver homes in a central location, reinforce the identity of Richmond Road, provide new pedestrian and cycle routes and tackle noise and air pollution in the area.

It also comes at a time when Kingston town centre is about to see dramatic change in the shape of its first residential high-rises.

In February the development control committee approved a 16-storey development on the site of the old post office. Three months later it was announced Eden Walk would be knocked down to make way for 400 new homes, 18,000 sqm of retail space, leisure facilities and offices.

A Kingston Council spokesman said: “Development of the north Kingston area has generated a good debate in the community so far, and this consultation is a chance to create the context for the next phases of this key part of the town.”

The consultation is one of 14 running over the summer, a move criticised by the Kingston Liberal Democrats who argue many people are not around to complete them.

Other consultations include the plans for Cocks Crescent in New Malden and the Cambridge Road ‘decant policy’, which will see estate residents moved out for building work that will see the number of homes double.

There are also four consultations into Kingston’s multi-million-pound cycling schemes.

Liberal Democrat councillor Hilary Gander said: “Four Go Cycle schemes have been consulted on at the height of the summer. Holidays are not the best for maximum public involvement.”

Kingston Lib Dem leader Liz Green added: “With Kingston Conservatives, public consultations are like buses – you wait ages to be asked your opinion, then fourteen come along at once. I do hope Kingston residents will take the time to respond to this sudden abundance of consultations.”

Council leader Kevin Davis argued that the summer consultations were not a problem as people are not on holiday “the entire time”.

David Cunningham, lead member for regeneration, added: “It is important that we engage fully with the community and stakeholders. We can all shape the future plans of the North Kingston regeneration. I would like as many people as possible to get involved and have their say.”

The north Kingston development brief consultation runs until September 5. To take part visit or the Customer Contact Centre in the Guildhall 2.