Feb 072014

One of our local councillors, Howard Butterfield, is proposing to raise again the decision for the sale of this land by Runnymede Council in 2012 for housing at the next Full Council Meeting for Runnymede Borough Council on Thursday 13th February 2014 at 7.30 pm at Runnymede Council Offices, Station Road, Addlestone. 

The Ottershaw Society and the local residents are in full support of Mr Butterfield in this matter, but we need as much support at the Council meeting as possible to show all Councillors that we are still opposed to this sale.   Please do attend if you are able.  Read Mr Butterfield’s proposed motion in full here

 UPDATE: Sadly the council voted against reversing the decision to sell the parkland for housing.  Residents are undeterred and will continue with their inquiry for village green status.

 Posted by at 3:25 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
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
Feb 142012

RBC Planning Committee will hear the application for the proposed development of up to 12 residential units in Palmer Crescent at their Planning Committee Meeting to be held on Wednesday 15th February at 7.30 pm in the Council Chamber, Civic Offices, Addlestone.

Please come to support the residents of the Crescent and Society members who have opposed the sale of this land and its development, by attending the meeting in the public gallery. A maximum of 100 members of the public are allowed into the gallery and tickets will be issued in the main reception of the Civic Offices on a first come first served basis on the night.

For further information telephone 01932 425153.


 Posted by at 9:40 pm
Jan 082012

At the Corporate Management Committee meeting of Runnymede Council held on Thursday 5th January, the proposal to sell the Open Space was approved.

The next stage will be that the application, and details to develop it, will go to a Planning Committee meeting. At this stage the public will be able to speak.  More details will follow shortly.


 Posted by at 6:24 pm
Dec 292011

The proposal to sell the majority of the Open Space at Palmer Crescent, leaving only a small area for the children to play on, is to be finally decided at Runnymede Borough Council’s Corporate Management Committee Thursday 5th January at 7:30pm at the Civic Offices.

The Officers’ Recommendation is to proceed with the sale as the result of this meeting in spite of all the objections they have received.

Therefore we ask that as many residents as possible attend this Meeting to show that it is not just the residents of Palmer Crescent that object to the sale of this Open Space.

The sale is Item 7, but the order of the Agenda can be changed on the night, so it may be heard early in the proceedings, i.e. soon after 7.30 pm. RBC has removed the proposal to use part of the Hare Hill Open Space as a replacement adventure play area for older children, and have instead added a tiny second area to the small area they are retaining for a play area for the younger children.

The planning application, if the Councillors do agree to sell, will come before the Planning Committee at a later date.

 Posted by at 5:52 pm