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Residents are all invited to attend our Spring Public Meeting in May.  It is your chance to meet our councillors and to ask them questions!  The Local Plan and Green Belt issues, top of the agenda!

Venue: St Mary’s Junior School, Sugden Road
Date: 18th May 2017
Time: 8.00pm

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The Long Ditton Residents Association have formerly responded to Elmbridge Borough Council. 
(Our response can VIEWED HERE)


LDRA Statement

Our main concern is that the Council has prematurely treated Green Belt as an ‘option’ for meeting long term development when Government policy is clear that Green Belt release should only even be considered after all other options have been exhausted.

The Council has undertaken a comprehensive review of the Green Belt in Elmbridge to inform the options currently being considered.  Green Belt releases have been suggested as potential options for meeting the objectively assessed housing need (of 9,480 to 2035) as a result.

However, national policy (National Planning Policy Framework) makes it clear that this should only happen in ‘exceptional circumstances’ and after all other options have been explored through the local plan review process.  The Housing White Paper (Feb 2017) confirms that there will be no change to national policy but proposes amendments to the NPPF (to be introduced later this year) to make it clear that:

“authorities should amend Green Belt boundaries only when they can demonstrate that they have examined fully all other reasonable options for meeting their identified development requirements, including:

* making effective use of suitable brownfield sites and the opportunities offered by estate regeneration;

* the potential offered by land which is currently underused, including surplus public sector land where appropriate;

* optimising the proposed density of development; and

* exploring whether other authorities can help to meet some of the identified development requirement.”

This process should be applied before coming to the conclusion that there are exceptional circumstances for releasing Green Belt.  Options 2 and 3 of the Council’s consultation are therefore premature as other ‘reasonable’ options have not been fully explored. In order for the Council to even consider Green Belt, further ‘urban capacity’ work that goes beyond the Land Availability Assessment, is needed.

LDRA OFFICIAL

 

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YOU STILL HAVE TIME TO RESPOND – RESPONSE CLOSES 24th FEBRUARY!!

Our Greenbelt (including Stokes Field) is under threat, with the Government’s housing shortage.  There are new plans to build thousands of new homes on Long Ditton and Hinchley Wood Greenbelt.

These flyers will be posted through your door shortly (if you would like one to be emailed – please contact us here) – contact@longditton.org

SAVE OUR GREEN BELT
SAVE OUR GREEN BELT

 

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CHANGE OF DATE! CHANGE OF DATE!

IMPORTANT UPDATE FROM ELMBRIDGE BOROUGH COUNCIL!!

There will be a public exhibition on 19th January 2017 at Hinchley Wood school 7-9pm.
Also our Long Ditton councillors have arranged a public meeting on January 24th at 7.45pm at St Mary’s Junior school.
THIS HAS NOW CHANGED DUE TO LARGE NUMBERS ANTICIPATED IN ATTENDING AND WILL TAKE PLACE AT:

JANUARY 24th (AT 8.00PM)
The Council Chamber
Civic Centre
Esher High Street
KT10 9DS

Residents can find out more and have their say.  The councils Planning Policy Manager will give a talk on the proposals – Elmbridge Local Plan – Greenbelt Review

FOR SAFETY REASONS ENTRY WILL BE ON A FIRST COME BASIS  AND LIMITED TO BETWEEN 170 AND 200 PEOPLE , WITH THE FINAL NUMBER TO BE AGREED WITH THE COUNCIL’S HEALTH & SAFETY OFFICER. PRIORITY WILL BE GIVEN AS FAR AS POSSIBLE TO LONG DITTON RESIDENTS. THE PRESENTATION WILL BE WEBCAST ON www.elmbridge.public-i.tv/core/portal/home  AND WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR VIEWING SUBSEQUENTLY.

PLEASE PASS THIS MESSAGE ON TO ANY OTHER LONG DITTON RESIDENTS WHO YOU KNOW.

 

 

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AGM: 10th November 2016.
You are all invited to attend our Annual General Meeting.  It is your chance to meet our councillors and to ask them questions!
Venue:  St Mary’s Junior School, Sugden Road
Date: 10th November 2016
Time: 8.00pm

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A BAKE SALE WILL BE HELD OUTSIDE MANNYS THIS SATURDAY MORNING – 19th SEPTEMBER.

SUPPORTED BY ST MARY’S CHURCH AND ST MARY’S SCHOOL.

COME DOWN, BRING A CAKE OR BUY A CAKE!

 

 

 


For more information, please contact:
Marc Cooper
email: marcaltoncooper@hotmail.com
mobile 07980 132029

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Boundary Commission Announces first proposals to change Long Ditton boundary

DRAFT RECOMMENDATIONS HAVE NOW BEEN ANNOUNCED FOR THOSE CHANGES TO LONG DITTON

ELECTORAL REVIEW OF ELMBRIDGE:

Further to last years notice from the Local Government that the would be proposed changes being made to the Ward Boundaries in Elmbridge – 2014 Boundary Change Notice –   The Boundary Commission for England has published its draft recommendations on the future electoral arrangements for Elmbridge Borough Council.  Today is the start of an eight week public consultation on the Commission’s draft recommendations on new ward boundaries across Elmbridge. The consultation closes on 24 August 2015.

View the draft recommendations

You can view the Commission’s draft recommendations at https://consultation.lgbce.org.uk/node/4438 where you can find interactive maps, a report and guidance on how to have your say. The Commission has not finalised its conclusions and now invites representations on the draft recommendations.

A summary outlining the Commission’s draft recommendations, an interactive map of the Commission’s recommendations for Elmbridge, electorate figures and guidance on how to propose new wards is available on the consultation area at: https://consultation.lgbce.org.uk/node/4438. Further information about the review and the Commission’s work is also published on our website at: http://www.lgbce.org.uk/current-reviews/south-east/surrey/elmbridge.

Have your say

We encourage everyone who has a view on the draft recommendations to contact us whether you support them or whether you wish to propose alternative arrangements.

Before finalising the recommendations, the Commission will consider every representation received during consultation whether it is submitted by an individual, a local group or an organisation.  We will weigh each submission against the criteria the Commission must follow when drawing up electoral arrangements:

  • To deliver electoral equality where each councillor represents roughly the same number of electors as others across the borough.
  • That the pattern of wards should, as far as possible, reflect the interests and identities of local communities.
  • That the electoral arrangements should provide for effective and convenient local government.

Elmbridge Borough Council currently holds elections by thirds. Where a council elects by thirds, Schedule 2 to the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009 provides that the Commission should have regard to the desirability of recommending that each ward returns three councillors, subject to its other statutory criteria of achieving electoral equality, reflecting community identity and providing for effective and convenient local government. This reflects Parliament’s view that each elector in a local authority should have the same opportunity to vote in local elections, irrespective of that authority’s cycle of elections.

It is important that you take account of the criteria if you are suggesting an alternative pattern of wards. You can find additional guidance and information about previous electoral reviews on our website to help you or your organisation make a submission.

Get in touch

The Commission welcomes comments on the recommendations report by 24 August 2015. Representations should be made:

  • Or in writing to:

Review Officer (Elmbridge)
Local Government Boundary Commission for England
14th Floor
Millbank Tower
Millbank
London
SW1P 4QP

The Commission aims to publish every response it receives during phases of consultation.  If you do not want all or any part of your response or name to be made public, you must state this clearly in the response. Any such request should explain why confidentiality is necessary.  All responses may be subject to publication or disclosure as required by law (in particular under the Freedom of Information Act 2000).

This is the last opportunity to influence the Commission’s recommendations before they are finalised. We therefore encourage local people to get in touch with us and have their say.

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Alex Hinds
Review Officer
Reviews@lgbce.org.uk
0330 500 1274

 

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SURREY COUNTY COUNCIL – BOROUGH OF ELMBRIDGE

VARIOUS ROADS IN ELMBRIDGE

(20MPH SPEED LIMIT) ORDER 201-

SURREY COUNTY COUNCIL PROPOSE TO MAKE the above Order under Section 84 of the Road

Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (“the Act”) and all other enabling powers, the effect of which will be to

Impose a maximum speed limit of 20 miles per hour along the following lengths of road:

 (C162) Ditton Hill Road, Surbiton – for a distance of 81m in a north west direction from the

northern kerbline of St Mary’s Road.

 (C162) Fleece Road, Surbiton – for a distance of 20m in a north east direction from the

eastern kerbline of Ditton Hill Road.

 (D6809) Sugden Road, Thames Ditton – for a distance of 108m in a north east direction from

the eastern kerbline of Scott Farm Close.

 (D6813) Rushett Road, Thames Ditton – for a distance of 57m in a south west direction from

the western kerbline with Ewell Road.

 (C161) Ewell Road, Ditton Hill – for a distance of 133m in a south eastern direction from the

eastern kerbline of Thorkhill Road.

 (C161) Effingham Road, Surbtion – for a distance of 65m in a north eastern direction from the

eastern kerbline of Ewell Road.

A copy of the proposed Order, together with a plan showing the length of road to which the Order

relates, a Statement of the Council’s reasons for proposing to make the Order and a Statement of the

Council’s Guidelines for the Acceptance of Objections to Traffic Orders may be examined free of

charge during normal office hours at i) Elmbridge Borough Council, Civic Centre, High Street, Esher;

ii) Dittons Library, Mercer Close, Thames Ditton, Surrey, KT7 0BS and iii) Surrey County Council,

Rowan House, Merrow Lane, Guildford, Surrey, GU4 7BQ

If you wish to object to the proposed measures referred to above, or make representations, you must

send the grounds for your objection or representations in writing, to the undersigned, at the Traffic

Regulation Orders Team by 3rd July 2015.

Dated: 12th June 2015

Assistant Director, Highways

(For any queries relating to this notice please contact the Parking Strategy and Implementation

Team at the address below)

Surrey County Council

Rowan House

Merrow Lane

GU4 7BQ

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