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Planning

Let’s Restore Trust and Fix this Mess

Local people are hugely disappointed that Government planning inspectors have overturned the decision by Elmbridge Council to refuse the Jolly Boatman planning application opposite Hampton Court Palace. What we really don’t need right now are misleading claims as we deal with the shock of this unwelcome decision. Over 1,800 residents objected to this scheme. As […]

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Elmbridge government Environment Planning

Shaping a sustainable and thriving Elmbridge

Lib Dem and Resident Plan stands up for the people of Elmbridge   Liberal Democrat and Resident Councillors on Elmbridge Borough Council will be putting forward a Local Plan that will deliver the homes we need and protect the character of our Borough including its precious Green Belt.   On 16 March 2022, the Elmbridge Draft Local […]

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Elmbridge government Planning

Local Plan: fighting for the best outcome for Elmbridge

Responding to comments by Dominic Raab and some Conservative Councillors about the development of Elmbridge Council’s Local Plan, Cllr Bruce McDonald, the Leader of the Liberal Democrat Group, said: “It is disappointing to see these Tory lies. Liberal Democrat and Resident Councillors are working together to secure the best possible outcome for Elmbridge and our […]

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Elmbridge government Planning

New Local Plan is put back to officers for further work

Elmbridge Borough Council’s RA/Lib Dem Administration and the cross party Local Plan Working Group have asked officers to carry out further work on the Local Plan so that it better represents the views and aspirations of the Borough’s councillors. The Local Plan sets out the Council’s ‘Place Shaping’ vision for the next 10 to 15 […]

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Environment Planning

When will Raab stand up for Elmbridge against his Government’s ridiculous housing targets?

Residents across Elmbridge have reacted with anger to claims from Dominic Raab last week which show he doesn’t seem to care that his Government is imposing arbitrary housing targets on local councils with another infamous algorithm.  Local council leaders have held several meetings with Raab to bring these issues to his attention and get him […]

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Elmbridge government Planning

Conservative Government’s proposals threaten Elmbridge’s Green Belt – even Tories call them ‘contemptuous’

Residents across Elmbridge have reacted with horror at Government plans to reform the planning system, which could result in hundreds of new homes being built in Elmbridge including on our Green Belt. The Conservative Government’s Planning White Paper proposes new nationally set housing requirements for every local area, as well as taking away Councillor and […]

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Esher Planning Representation

Raab responds to chair’s letter about Sandown but fails to answer key questions

Dominic Raab has responded to the Chair of Elmbridge Liberal Democrat, Gill Smith’s, letter posing questions about the proposed development on green belt land at Sandown Park Racecourse. He responded as follows: Having not answered the questions previously posed to him, Gill has sent the following letter to him to seek clarity. You can read […]

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Esher Planning Representation

Open letter to Dominic Raab questioning Walton Connect Club and Sandown development

Chair of Elmbridge Liberal Democrats, Gillian Smith, has sent a letter to Dominic Raab MP raising questions and concerns of Elmbridge residents about a planning application for 318 homes on Green Belt land at Sandown Park Racecourse. You can read this as a PDF, or read the version below. Dominic Raab MPHouse of CommonsLondonSW1A 0AA […]

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Planning Weybridge

Planning Decision in Weybridge

Application 2019/0657 Wessex, South Road, Weybridge KT13 9DZ Earlier this year your local Area Planning Sub-Committee of councillors decided to refuse permission for a developer to demolish the existing house, Wessex, and build a block of nine flats in South Road, leading off Queen’s Road next to Tesco. An appeal was made by the developer against […]

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Planning

Local Plan – Coronavirus update

Update on the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Local Plan The pandemic is having an impact on the current timetable (known as the Local Development Scheme – LDS) for producing the council’s Local Plan.  The council’s timetable was based on Officers being in a position to submit a draft local plan to Cabinet […]

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