Jan 152015

As part of its work on preparing the Runnymede 2015-2035 Local Plan, Runnymede Borough Council (RBC) commissioned an independent review by ARUP of Green Belt Land within the Borough. This is because RBC will not have enough sites in the urban area to fulfil the potential numbers of new houses that a similar Housing Review is likely to predict will be needed. Therefore sites in the Green Belt are likely to be required (eg the DERA site has already been suggested for removal from the Green Belt.)

This Green Belt Review was completed in December 2014 and recommends to RBC various sites that could be considered by the Council for removal from the Green Belt for development. It is for information only at this stage and no decisions have been made about it. Once all the Local Plan reviews are in RBC will decide on the exact policies that are needed for the Local Plan and this document will be published for public consultation in Autumn 2015 and a Public Consultation will take place.

Details of the Green Belt Review can now be found on the RBC website, as follows:
Click here for the Green Belt (Policy Documents and Guidance)
Click here for the full Green belt review

The Green Belt Review does, however, recommend that a large parcel of land within Ottershaw (bounded by Brox Rd, Bousley Rise and Southwood Ave) be removed from the Green Belt, with the potential then to be released in the future for new housing and the impact that this would have on the village.
The Society places great importance on maintaining the Green Belt, so if you have views on this proposal please let the Society Committee know by emailing: committee@ottershawsociety.org so that we can respond in line with members views.

The proposals Map for Runnymede can be found on page 63 of the Green Belt Review document, but an enlargement of the Ottershaw proposal can  be found here. The smaller parcel of land on the north of Brox Rd is Chaworth Close (which has already been built upon).

Ottershaw Society


 Posted by at 9:55 am
Dec 162014

Dear All
Surrey County Council has extended the deadline for the public consultation on the future of its six residential care homes to 31 January 2015.
Although the programme of larger meetings with groups of residents, their families and other interested parties has now been completed, the council wants to allow more time for individual meetings and discussions.
The extended deadline does not affect anyone’s right to submit further information if they so wish.
Information about the consultation and the online survey will remain available on the council’s website until 31 January 2015. Once the consultation results have been analysed, the findings will be presented in a report to a later meeting of the council’s Cabinet, when a decision on the future of the homes will be made.
If you have any queries, please contact the project team:
Email: servicedelivery.info@surreycc.gov.uk
Phone: 01372 832257
Text: 07968 832924

 Posted by at 10:51 am
Dec 142014

Following revised plans submitted, Travis Perkins on Brox Road have had their planning application approved.  The revised plans keep the existing entrance layout but replacce the current low level wall with wrought iron fencing with an increased height of 2.1m

Further details ca be found on the links below

travis perkins revised plans

travis perkins decision

 Posted by at 2:52 pm
Dec 112014

Surrey County Council’s review of public transport, which aims to make significant savings while maintaining the transport services that matter most to residents.  A public consultation was launched on 8 October and I’m very grateful for your support in helping let residents know about this.

Over 2,400 responses have already been received, with many more residents, stakeholders and other local organisations still getting in touch to request copies of the questionnaire or complete it online.

In light of this high level of interest, we have extended the deadline for completing the questionnaire from Wednesday 14 January 2015 to Monday 2 February 2015. We’re also announcing three days of community events, taking a roving bus to Surrey towns to promote the consultation and give residents the chance to have their say in person.

Residents can complete the short consultation questionnaire online or pick up a paper copy from local council offices and libraries. To request a copy of the questionnaire sent straight to their door, including large print and easy read formats, residents can also call 0300 200 1003.

On 8, 9 and 10 January our roving bus will be out and about, giving residents the chance to pick up a copy of the questionnaire and talk face to face with council officers about the review and which services matter most to them. Full details of these events, can be found at surreycc.gov.uk/transportreview

The council will be promoting these events and the deadline extension via print and online advertising, local council offices and social media. I would also welcome your support in helping spread the word to residents, so that we can ensure anyone who wants to have their say has the opportunity to do so.

If you would like any copies of the printed questionnaire or poster, or have any questions about the local transport review please email localtransportreview@surreycc.gov.uk or phone 0330 200 1003. Visit surreycc.gov.uk/transportreview for more information.

Mike Goodman
Cabinet Member for Environment and Planning County Councillor for Bagshot, Windlesham & Chobham

 Posted by at 11:29 am
Dec 112014

Mclaren have submitted a new planning application to Woking Borough Council.

The application is for the development of an applied technology centre of 57,000sq m (G.E.A.) as an extension to the McLaren Production Centre, to include an aerodynamic research facility, workshops, research and development space, offices, meeting rooms, teaching and training space, vehicle preparation and assembly spaces, together with terraced car parking and two car park decks, cycle parking, a replacement helipad, and service areas. Associated earthworks and re-contouring of the open parkland, hard and soft landscape and infrastructure works, including an electrical substation and foul water pumping station.

Further details can be found on Woking’s planning portal under ref: PLAN/2014/1297

 Posted by at 11:03 am
Nov 132014

The final decision on the future of Palmer Crescent play area is to be decided at a council meeting next week.

Surrey County Council are holding the Planning & Regulatory committee meeting on 18th November at 10.30am in the Ashcombe Suite, County Hall, Kingston upon Thames.

The council  have recommended that along with rejecting the village green application for Palmer Crescent, Ottershaw to also reject two other village green applications within the county; Hurst Park, Molesey & Ongarhill Brick Field, Addlestone.

Please show your support for the village green applications by turning up to the meeting.

Further details can be found here

 Posted by at 9:58 am
Nov 132014

Surrey County Council’s consultation on the future of six residential care homes is now open & will run until Fri 12 Dec 14.

The council will be holding drop in sessions to discuss the proposed plans for Brockhurst on 21 Nov at Brook Hall between the hours of 10am and 4pm and they are booking 1 hour slots throughout the day;

10am – 11am
11am – 12pm
12pm – 1pm

Please contact servicedelivery.info@surreycc.gov.uk to book your slot.  Or you can provide your feedback online here

 Posted by at 9:43 am
Aug 072014

Please see below for Runnymede Councils official response to the recent local plan failure.

Dear Sir/Madam,

Runnymede Local Plan Core Strategy and Community Infrastructure Levy update

I am writing to notify you that on 24th July 2014 Runnymede Borough Council made the decision at its Full Council meeting to withdraw its Local Plan Core Strategy under Section 22(1) of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004. The decision was made at the same meeting to withdraw the Council’s Community Infrastructure Levy Draft Charging Schedule under Section 212(11) of the Planning Act 2008.

A revised timetable for the production of the Council’s new Local Plan and associated documentation will be posted on the Council’s website in due course at http://www.runnymede.gov.uk/planningpolicy.

In the meantime if you have any queries please contact the Policy and Strategy Team at planning@runnymede.gov.uk or call one of the planning policy officers on the phone numbers given below:

Richard Ford-01932 425278

Georgina Pacey-01932 425248

Cheryl Brunton-01932 425267

Babatunde Adebutu-01932 425274

Jane Peberdy-01932 425252

Yours faithfully