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Housing Oxshott

Housing in Oxshott

This is what it says in the Conservative manifesto: Build Affordable Housing: recognise the need to build more affordable homes in Elmbridge. I pledge to work with my colleagues to identify sites where additional properties can be constructed without negatively impacting existing communities. Sounds good but why are these places left to rot for decades?  […]

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Environment Housing Parking

Churchfield Allotments

The Lib Dems in Weybridge have inadvertently stirred up a brouhaha by mistakenly placing a Social Housing label close to Churchfield Allotments in our April Focus! This raised a concern among people living in neighbouring roads, who approached the owners of the allotments, the Weybridge Charity, to find out if there were any plans to […]

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Environment Housing

Opinion & Analysis – The Entertaining Mr. Raab – “streamlining the planning laws”?

By ‘Sam Vete’ – 25 February 2018 It is always entertaining to speculate on what politicians mean when they borrow a word from engineering as a euphemism for their ambiguous pronouncements. ‘Robust’ in engineering or in your garden means well-built, sturdy. When politicians meet, it means they were diplomatically ‘tooth and claw’ at odds with […]

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Elmbridge government Housing

Giving People a Home

Housing is one of the biggest issues locally yet until now the borough has not used all the powers at its disposal to be a positive force in finding solutions. The new Liberal Democrat administration set out its of list priorities: • to provide for the homeless more effectively • to begin to build social […]

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Elmbridge government Housing Planning Tax

Tackling the housing crisis

The housing crisis in Britain has become an emergency. For far too long Britain has built many fewer homes than we need. Unless we build enough to meet demand, year after year, we will find that housing costs rise further out of reach. Just to catch up with what we need today, we have to […]

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Elmbridge government Housing

Homes for the future

The housing crisis in Britain has become an emergency. For far too long Britain has built many fewer homes than we need; unless we build enough to meet demand, year after year, we will find that housing costs rise further out of reach. The perverse position is that we already have enough bedrooms to house […]

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Housing Surrey government

Surrey County Council Property Plan

Opposition councillors on Surrey County Council have brought to light that Surrey County Council is secretly negotiating a proposal to enter into a joint venture property development arrangement with a private sector partner. Plans kept secret Opposition county councillors have found that Surrey County Council is in the process of planning with a private sector […]

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Maintaining your assets

The borough maintains 97 car parks across Elmbridge.  They ranging from our town centres through to our commons. In becoming portfolio holder for transport in May 2016 Cllr Andrew Davis asked for a current valuation and maintenance programme for all the car parks.  Unfortunately, apart from Drewitt’s Court this had not been undertaken for many […]

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Elmbridge government Housing

Social Housing

House building goes on apace in Elmbridge but most new homes are large and out of the reach of most people – even residents of Elmbridge. What we lack is suitable smaller affordable one or two bedroom homes, homes for rent and social housing. The new Liberal Democrat/Residents administration has begun to put that right. […]

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Housing

Affordable Housing for Elmbridge

Elmbridge’s new Liberal Democrat led administration is developing plans to increase the number of affordable and social homes across the borough.  There is much planning to do before significant results can be seen.  However, the borough hopes to bring forward a scheme for 38 new affordable homes, subject to the agreement of the borough’s council […]