Apr 282013

A new application (RU.13/0416) has recently been lodged for the temporary use of land for three years to create 4 pitches for a traveller family and associated works including 2 parking spaces per pitch, access drive and sceptic tanks. Responses are due by 14th May 2013.

In November 2012 the Supreme Court refused the owner of Willow Farm permission to appeal against previous rulings but while the matter was under consideration by Runnymede Borough Council a further planning application was submitted. This application, (RU.13/0011) differed from the previous application, subject of the planning appeal, in that it was for three static caravans.

This application would have been assessed against the newly introduced National Planning Policy Framework and Planning policy for Traveller Sites. However the application was withdrawn before this could take place. In view of the lengthy history and potential change in circumstances of the occupiers since the matter was first subject to enforcement and planning consideration, Runnymede Borough Council are seeking Counsel’s opinion as to the best course of action to bring about a resolution on the site.

This applications may be viewed on the Runnymede Borough Council website , by entering RU.13/0416 in the Application Number box.

 Posted by at 7:54 pm
Apr 282013

Application was made to Surrey County Council on 20th November 2012 to register the Murray House Play Area at Palmer Crescent as a Village Green under Section 15(2) of the Commons Act 2006. The relevant documents were placed for public inspection until 22nd February 2013 and a decision is now awaited from SCC.

Runnymede Borough Council Conservative Councillors are determined to sell this site for development so it is no surprise that they have agreed to object to the Village Green application.

 Posted by at 7:47 pm
Oct 012012
Application Number Description
RU12/0977 Woodside, Coach Rd, Ottershaw – Installation of side dormer window, erection of rear conservatory and erection of single storey front extension to include a study and double garage.
RU12/0986 Clarendon Gate, Ottershaw – Works to an Oak Tree adjacent to the highway (Murray Rd) within Clarendon Gate and protected by TPO No. 274
RU12/0989/0991 Trumps Farm, Kitsmead Lane, Longcross – Consultation by Surrey County Council for Non-Material amendment to planning permission RU/10/0872 dated 16/11/2011 for amendments to the underground storage and reception tanks.
RU12/0996 Merrywood, 180A Almners Rd, Lyne – Erection of a single storey building to provide additional facilities to the existing screening centre following partial demolition of the existing pig unit.

Link to Runnymede Planning Applications

(Insert the Application number box and click search)

 Posted by at 5:27 pm
May 092012

Readers will be aware that Runnymede Borough Council (RBC) have granted planning consent to build 12 units on this site at Palmer Crescent (planning ref RU.11/0285).  The Palmer Crescent Residents Action Group is registering the "green open space" as a village green.  The Action Group ask residents of Ottershaw and the surrounding neighbourhood to help provide them with as much information as possible to support their application.

Support can be provided by printing and completing the evidence form linked here and returning it to:-
Steve Henderson
24 Palmer Crescent,
KT16 0HE

The evidence has to span a period of at least 20 years, but not the whole period for a single applicant!  So if you have used the open space at all between 1987 and the present date, or if your children indulged in sports and pastimes there, then you will be able to help.



 Posted by at 6:24 pm