Nov 162015

Please see below for a recent letter we have received from Runnymede Borough Council rrelating to their local green space consultation.


Dear Sir or Madam,

Runnymede Local Green Space Consultation

Runnymede Borough Council is currently undertaking a consultation asking residents and other interested parties their views on whether there are any green areas in Runnymede that the Council should consider designating as Local Green Spaces (LGS). The National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) sets out that the role and purposes of LGSs stating that: ‘Local communities through local and neighbourhood plans should be able to identify for special protection green areas of particular importance to them. By designating land as Local Green Space local communities will be able to rule out new development other than in very special circumstances’.

Runnymede Borough Council is asking for individuals to read through the LGS methodology on the Council’s Planning Policy web pages and to submit any potential green areas they wish to be considered for LGS designation. The methodology and proforma can be found within the Local Plan 2035 consultation page here .For all green area submissions the Council requires evidence as to why a site and/or area is of particular significance to the local community and why it should be given additional protection compared to other areas of open space across the Borough.

The consultation will be open for four weeks. After this time, all responses will be assessed by the Policy and Strategy team using the criteria explained in the LGS methodology, please refer to the assessment criteria when you are making a submission. Failure to provide comprehensive information may lead to the site not being considered any further. Any proposed LGS designations that officers believe to fulfil the criteria outlined in the methodology will be detailed in the Open Space Study (OSS) which is an evidence base document that will underpin the new Local Plan. Any recommendations for LGS designations will then be consulted on as part of the Local Plan process. The consultation will run until 5pm on Friday 18th December 2015. Responses can be returned by email to or returned by post to:-


Policy and Strategy Team

Runnymede Borough Council

Civic Centre

Station Road


KT15 2AH


Should you have any queries about the consultation please do not hesitate to contact me.


Yours faithfully,

Anna Murray




Tel: 01932 425274

 Posted by at 9:30 am
Nov 202015

Anti Skid Surfacing Works to Chobham Road
Likely start and finish dates:  24th – 25th November 2015, Monday – Friday
Times: 20:00 – 06:00

What is going to be done?

  • This is part of a scheme to apply an anti skid surface outside Ottershaw Park in Chobham Road, Ottershaw.
  • Please note that these works may be delayed in periods of wet weather.
  • Please look out for advance warning signs on site for any date changes or check on

Further details can be found here

 Posted by at 3:33 pm
Nov 162015

Please find details below of some petitions a local resident has set up to try to defend Surrey from unsustainable development.


Dear Presidents, Secretaries and Leaders of Surrey action groups, residents’ associations and political parties,

Please forgive my unsolicited contact, but I feel that it is important to continue to try to defend Surrey from unsustainable development, so in recognition of the problems that a large number of Surrey boroughs are facing with large scale developments that are not being adequately rebuffed by the expert consultees at Surrey County Council, I decided that the best way to change the way that consultations are handled by Surrey County Council is to petition them to do a more thorough job before responding when consulted, and also to validate traffic generation and flow information which had been submitted by developers prior to large scale developments, following their construction and occupation, to check that they had made the correct decision when consulted, and that the data provided by developers is not flawed.

With that in mind, I have created two e-petitions on SCC’s petitions website, which can both be found here:

The first petition is to request that Surrey County Council undertake a proper investigation and site visit, and take into account local resident’s submitted information before providing their consultee response,

and the second is to request that they validate the traffic data provided prior to development afterwards, and report on their findings.

I would be much obliged if you could circulate the details of my petitions to your members, please, to enable them to sign one or both of my petitions, if they wish.


Hopefully, together we can make a difference.


Many thanks for your help.

Kind regards


 Posted by at 9:42 am
Nov 162015

Location: Capital House, Woodham Park Road, Addlestone, Surrey KT15 3TG,

Proposal: Use of land for waste transfer and recycling activities comprising storage, separation, breaking, screening, sorting and redistribution of materials such as: hardcore, scalpings, topsoil, road planings, ballast, shingle, sand, bricks, wood, timber, slates, tiles, concrete and engineering materials; loading and unloading of skips incorporating associated materials as listed above; and the storage, repair and maintenance of ancillary plant, machinery and vehicles without compliance with Condition 16 of appeal decision ref: APP/B3600/A/06/2007220 dated 20 April 2007 to allow revised access improvements.

Please find attached a copy of the formal consultation/notification letter.

The application documents and plans are available to view or download from RBC’s website here

 Posted by at 9:34 am
Aug 122015

A new planning application to build 40 new homes upon the Brox End Nursery site on Brox Lane has been submitted to Runnymede Borough Council.

For further details of the planning application please visit Runnymede’s planning portal and enter BROX END NURSERY in the ‘Site Address’ field.

If you wish to object to the development, Brox End Nursery Residents Association (BENRA) have produced an objection template which is available to download from their website here

 Posted by at 9:01 am
Aug 112015

Surrey County Council has commenced a consultation on the future direction of the local community recycling centres.

It is important that as many residents respond to the consultation, as the results will impact the future operations of these centres which are a very necessary amenity, and help to avoid random fly tipping around the County.

For more information regarding the consultation on the future of the local community recycling centres, please click here.

 Posted by at 10:02 am
Aug 112015

Talks for the 2015-2016 season
Brook Memorial Hall, Brox Road, Ottershaw
All talks begin at 8:00pm

Everybody is welcome to these events, whether they be members or non-members.

There is a fee of £1 for members and £2 for non-members paid at the door, to cover the speakers’ expenses and cost of refreshments.

 Tuesday 22nd September 2015 AGM agm
Tuesday 24th November 2015

“Gardens in Surrey”

Speaker: Cherrill Sands

Tuesday 26th January 2016

“Kempton Steam Engines”

Speaker: Peter Simpson

Tuesday 23rd February 2016

“Mary Rose”

Speaker: Trevor Sapy

 mary rose
Tuesday 22nd March 2016

“Windsor Great Park”

Speaker: Andy Fielder

 Posted by at 9:46 am