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General Parish Council meeting 7.30 p.m. 4 September at St Stephens Church, South Godstone

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The next stage of the Local Plan is about to get underway with a consultation about the potential locations being considered to create a modern and sustainable garden village development. The consultation will run for eight weeks from Monday 14 August to 5pm on Monday 9 October.

The five locations are:

  • Blindley Heath
  • Chaldon, Land at Alderstead and Tollsworth Farm
  • Edenbridge, Land west of Edenbridge
  • Redhill Aerodrome
  • South Godstone

In addition there will be five public exhibition events:

Venue

Date

Times

Nutfield Village Hall, Mid Street, South Nutfield, RH1 4JJ

Tuesday 22 Aug

3.30pm to 8pm

Douglas Brunton Centre, 25 Chaldon Road, Caterham, CR3 5PG

Wednesday 30 Aug

3.30pm to 8pm

South Godstone Sports and Community Association Hall, The Pavilion, Lagham Road, South Godstone, RH9 8HN

Tuesday 5 Sept

3.30pm to 8pm

Lingfield Primary School, Vicarage Road, Lingfield, RH7 6HA

Friday 8 Sept

3.30pm to 8pm

St John’s Church Hall, Eastbourne Road, Blindley Heath, RH7 6JR

Thursday 14 Sept

3.30pm to 7.30pm

To be kept up to date with the Local Plan preparations and consultation people can:

Councillor Peter Bond, Chairman of the Planning Policy Committee, said: “We look forward to meeting residents and getting their feedback on the potential opportunities a garden village development could offer. We will be holding five public exhibition events across the district where staff will be able to answer questions. Be reassured no development will get the go ahead anywhere until we have binding guarantees they will deliver the infrastructure requirements –schools, doctor’s surgeries and investment in roads to support the new houses and the district as a whole. It’s important everyone has their say as this consultation will help shape the final version of our Local Plan which we will consult on next year. We want to create a community led development where people are proud to live, work and visit.”

 

Progress on the Bletchingley Rd Godstone car park remains a high priority for the Parish Council.  We are now working on filing the necessary reports to comply with our planning conditions and preparing the necessary specification to go out to tender to find a contractor.  Unfortunately, the car park will not be ready for this year’s bank holiday fete which was our aim but we will continue to work hard in moving the project to completion and will keep parishioners updated on our website.

Please note that the A22 in South Godstone will be closed from 24 July 2017 for 6-8 weeks.

Further information can be found on the Surrey County Council Highways website following the link ‘Roadworks in My Area’

 A summary of the information on the website is as follows:-

The works will take place approximately 50 meters north of the entrance to Wonham Place.

These works will cause disruption to road users and a full road closure and diversion route will be in place.

The road is to be closed to all traffic including pedestrians, equestrians and cyclists.

Mike Goodman

Cabinet Member for Environment and Transport

Surrey County Councillor for Bagshot, Windlesham & Chobham

I am writing to let you know that Surrey County Council is launching a consultation about possible changes to community recycling centres (CRCs).

The Council very much regrets having to make these proposals. Whilst they create efficiencies, which take into current account patterns of use, they are at the same time a reduction in service that I know is highly valued by our residents.

Continued cuts to funding, rising costs and increasing demand for key services means that the need to find savings has reached unprecedented levels. This year alone we need to make savings of more than £100m – that’s about 10% of our overall budget.

The following changes are proposed:

  1. Permanent closure of four smaller CRCs – Bagshot, Cranleigh, Dorking and Warlingham
  2. Ending the free daily allowance of non-household waste
  3. Closing CRCs on two weekdays so all sites are open for five days a week
  4. Restricting users of vans, trailers and pick-ups to larger CRCs only
  5. Ensuring CRCs in Camberley and Farnham are only used by Surrey residents

For more information, please visit the consultation webpage at www.surreycc.gov.uk/recyclingcentres. The questionnaire will be live from Friday 23 June.

Hard copies will also be available at CRCs and by calling 03456 009 009 or texting 07860 053 456. The consultation closes on Monday 7 August. We are encouraging consultation returns to be made via the above webpage where at all possible for ease of processing.

The consultation responses will be used to inform the final plans which will be agreed by SCC’s cabinet this autumn. Your support in encouraging residents to take part in the consultation is appreciated.

Although I understand why these changes will not be welcomed I do firmly believe that they will allow a comprehensive and efficient CRC service to Surrey’s residents to be maintained while delivering savings to the taxpayer to help protect essential services.

Materials to promote the consultation are being sent to CRCs, county council offices, district and borough councils and libraries. If you would like any, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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