Feb 202017

Following detailed analysis by Affinity Water it has been established that it is necessary to install a new trunk main to ensure a robust continuity of fresh water supply to Woking and the surrounding areas. The works detailed below on the attachment represent the completion of Phase Two of the project

Updated External Information Sheet 7

Summary of works:

  • Brox Road will remain closed until 24/03/17 with two lights from 27/02/17 to 07/03/17
  • Two way lights outside Anthony’s between 05/03/17 to 18/03/17

Phase 2 will continue from Friday 17Th February 2017 however works will only be in the verge for the first week. They will then recommence on Monday 27th February 2017 continue through to 24th March 2017 with traffic management.

The works will use temporary traffic signals, mostly two-way. Working hours have been agreed as 07:00 to 19:00 weekdays, 09:00 to 17:00 Saturday and 09:00 to 13:00 Sunday in order to expedite the works.

Significant delays can be expected and motorists are advised to use alternative routes.

 Posted by at 9:37 am
Feb 142017

Issues, Options and Preferred Approaches Consultation Representations and Responses 

Dear Sir or Madam,

The Runnymede 2035 Local Plan Issues, Options and Preferred Approaches (IOPA) document was the subject of formal public consultation between Wednesday 6th July and Friday 26th August 2016. Thank you to everyone who participated in this consultation. During this period, a total of 740 duly made representations were received by the Council. An additional 22 representations were received after the formal consultation closing date. The Council has accepted these representations as if they had been duly made, and their content has been taken into account with that of all the others.

The Council has produced:
• A document confirming the name of each person who submitted a representation and their unique ID number.
• A document that summarises the representations made and also provides officers responses.

Both of these documents can be found on the of the Council’s website. Officers have sought to respond to the key points raised in each representation.

An e-newsletter has also been produced (which includes up-to-date information about what the team has been working on since the IOPA consultation, and what they will be continuing to work on over the next few months) and a summary of the methods of public engagement used during the IOPA consultation. The newsletter can be viewed on the page of the Council’s website and the summary of methods of public engagement from the IOPA consultation can be viewed on the

Please do not hesitate to contact a member of the Planning Policy and Strategy team by email at if you have any queries regarding the Local Plan process or relating to any other planning policy matters.

Yours faithfully,

The Planning Policy and Strategy Team

 Posted by at 8:50 am
Feb 092017

The government released its White Paper today:

While the London Green Belt Committee (LGBC) were relieved that the paper retains Green Belt protection, emphasises urban densification and takes steps to tackle land-banking, they are fearful that Local Authorities will still find themselves drawn to the Green Belt in order to meet ‘realistic’ housing needs. As the Chief Executive of CPRE, Shaun Spiers, has said, the outcome of the consultation on how local authorities should calculate housing need will be the acid test for those concerned about the countryside.

The LGBC Press Release can be found here.

 Posted by at 2:11 pm
Feb 092017

Fairoaks Community Planning Weekend (DROP-IN)

Most of you will have received information about the Community Planning weekend concerning Fairoaks Garden Village on Friday 24 February (1.45pm to 5) and Saturday 25 February (10.45am to 4pm)  at Chobham Village Hall. It is important to note that you can just DROP-IN to these events and spend as long or short a time as you want. This is your opportunity to make your views known on what would be a major building project of a possible 1,500 homes , if planning approval is eventually given, and which would have a significant effect, particularly on traffic in the area.

There is also available a free minibus from Ottershaw and Fairoaks tours and a report back presentation on Wednesday 1 March (7pm to 8.30pm)

Further details can be found on the below link:

Fairoaks Garden Village leaflet

 Posted by at 1:50 pm
Jan 292017

Homewood parkrun is now up and ‘running’ at Ottershaw Memorial Fields! So far they have had a huge turnouts with the up to 175 runners including walkers, dogs & buggies! A number had visited from other local events to see the new venue, but they also had 30 participants brand new to parkrun which was fantastic!

Please see their webpage for full information about the event and also the facebook page for regular updates.

 Posted by at 6:31 pm
Jan 292017

The Ottershaw Society supports the efforts of residents objecting to the proposals for a New Town on the borders of Ottershaw, on Green Belt land in the Woodham area.
Full details of the objections to this proposed future development can be found on their website Listed on the site are the minutes of their recent meeting and the many reasons for objecting to this development, among which is the effect it would have on the A320 running through Ottershaw.
If you wish to object, the consultation period runs up to 5pm on 20th February 2017. There are also some Consultation Open Days listed on the Woking BC Consultation website
You can object either via Woking BC Consultation website: or the website.


No Woodham new town update


The Ottershaw Society committee

 Posted by at 6:25 pm
Jan 292017

The owners of Fairoaks have confirmed that the Community Planning Weekend will take place on the last week of February at Chobham Village Hall.

Here follows the official invitation from Fairoaks Garden Village:
As you are aware, the proposals for Fairoaks Garden Village are currently in the early stages, and owners are committed to working closely with you and the local community so that the best possible proposals for the site can be put forward. Architects and Masterplanning practice JTP has been appointed to facilitate the Community Planning Weekend and create a Vision for Fairoaks Garden Village and Suitable Alternative Natural Greenspace (SANG).

The proposals include the provision of around 1,500 new high quality homes, which will help Surrey Heath Borough Council meet its housing need. Additionally, businesses currently on the site and not reliant on runway operations will be encouraged to remain and occupy the proposed new, modern business premises which will help to create a thriving, mixed us community which could lead to additionally jobs on the site in future.

The Community Planning Weekend offers you the opportunity to share your local knowledge and help shape the plans by joining the design team in workshops, walkabouts and hands-on planning groups. There will also be an exhibition explaining the background of the proposal.

The event will help to establish a Vision for Fairoaks Garden Village, and will take place:
· From 1:45pm to 5pm on Friday 24 February
· 10:45am to 4pm on Saturday 25 February

If you are available, please feel free to drop-in on either of those dates where you can meet members of the team who will be able to answer any questions you may have – there is no need to pre-register.

After the public workshop days, the JTP led team will analyse and summarise the outcomes and draw up a Vision for Fairoaks Garden Village and SANG. This will be presented back to the local community at Chobham Village Hall starting at 7pm, Wednesday 1 March. Following the creation of the Vision, the design team will develop the proposals in consultation with the community, including further public events and draw up a planning application for submission later in the year.

If you have any questions regarding this please do not hesitate to email us at or call us on 020 7939 7980.

 Posted by at 5:44 pm
Dec 212016

Phase Two will recommence on Monday 9th January 2017 and continue through to 30th of January 2017.

Brox Road closed at the junction with Guildford Road from 22.01.16 for a period of 2 weeks with two way temporary signals at this point on Guildford Road for 1 day

Significant delays can be expected and motorists are advised to use alternative routes.

The works detailed on the  below attachment represent the completion of Phase Two of the project.


 Posted by at 4:14 pm