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British government Elmbridge government Planning Weybridge

Hands off our Green Belt!

What land should be released for building over the next 15 years? That’s what the Local Plan is all about. But the inflated government target for building in Elmbridge will mean the extra people will: Squeeze already hard pressed local health services Create further shortages of local school places Intensify traffic congestion Increase pollution What […]

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Elmbridge government Environment Leisure Parking Planning Safety Tax Town Centre Weybridge

CIL Bids in Weybridge

When most new developments in Weybridge are built the developer has to pay a tax referred to as CIL (Community Infrastructure Levy) to help fund any increased needs locally, as  a consequence of the building. This infrastructure can be equipment for schools, health centres, community centres or safer or better designed streets.  CIL funds may only […]

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Weybridge

Broad Water Path

As on Surrey TV  

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Claygate Countryside

40 Acre Field Claygate Planning!

It is with great trepidation that I write an article about 40 Acre Field as it is indeed a complicated and controversial subject for the residents of Claygate and the respectable owners or renters of this plot of Green Belt land. This blog is to provide a clearer picture to the edited version that has […]

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Elmbridge government Leisure Weybridge

Far From the Madding Crowd

Swans canoodling on the Broad Water. If you want to explore a newly opened part of Weybridge, simply walk around the new Broad Water path circuit.  The walk is about three miles long and can be accessed in several places.  From the Thames Path at Cowey Sale car park, Shepperton and Thames Path opposite D’Oyly […]

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Elmbridge government Environment Health Leisure

Mole Valley Conservation

Over the years the Lower Mole Partnership (LMP) has built up a large and enthusiastic volunteer group which has carried out a wide range of tasks to implement improvements to the local countryside, four days a week, including weekends, throughout the year. LMP has also developed a broad spread of skills for tackling specialist countryside […]

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Elmbridge government Planning Representation

9,450 new homes – what’s your view?

Elmbridge’s Green Belt is under threat from the national government.  It tells the public that it will protect the Green Belt, but privately Westminster puts pressure on local government saying that boroughs must, from 2018, release the Green Belt for housing development if their local plan is older than 2012. Elmbridge’s local plan was published […]

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Planning Representation

Protecting the Green Belt – Building more Homes

Why is Elmbridge Reviewing the Green Belt? The answer is simple – the national government has changed planning law and Elmbridge has to respond to the various changes. This costs money and effort which could otherwise be used to improve or extend services or reduce council tax for the people of Elmbridge but unlike like […]

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Claygate Countryside Culture Environment

Notice Board for Claygate Village.

A new notice board for Claygate has been erected at the end of Coverts Road today. This was created for the benefit of the local residents (who live some distance from the centre of the village) as well as the many visitors that come here. Since living in this part of Claygate, I have noticed […]

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Claygate Countryside Safety

Claygate Horse Crossing

On the afternoon of Saturday, 14 June 2014, following a collision with an unsuspecting motorist there was the tragic death of a horse. It was spooked by selfish fly-tipping, lost its experienced rider and in fear bolted straight out into the road. I have managed with the help of the Claygate community, the Equestrian Community, […]

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