Latest news from the LDRA
Our Spring Public Meeting will be held 18th May, at St Mary’s School, Sugden Road at 8pm. It is your chance to meet our councillors and to ask them questions!
We (the LDRA) have officially responded to the Elmbridge Borough Council Local Plan – our response can be viewed here (LDRA OFFICIAL RESPONSE)
The response to the Elmbridge Borough Council’s Local Plan is fast approaching. You have until:
4pm – Friday 24th February!
There are a number of ways you can respond, these can be found here: www.savehwldgreenbelt.co.uk
A drop-in session to help you on responding has been organised:
Sunday 19th February
Long Ditton Village Hall
2 Ewell Road
For further information, please contact us here – firstname.lastname@example.org
The LDRA will be formally responding to the Councils Local Plan – (Click here)
JANUARY 2017 (CHANGE OF DATE TO THE LOCAL PLAN MEETING)
Central Government is demanding all councils meet their housing needs and Elmbridge is revising its planning strategy and is writing a new local plan. It has been identified a need for 9480 homes up to 2035 in Elmbridge and the council is required to meet as much of this need as possible.
The council also carried out a Green Belt Review to identify those areas of Green Belt which are ‘weakly performing’ and there is an area in Long Ditton which has been identified – the area opposite Squires Garden centre and by the slip road.
As part of the consultation there will be a public exhibition on Jan 19th at Hinchley Wood school 7-9pm. Also our Long Ditton councillors have arranged a public meeting for residents so they find out more and have their say. The councils Planning Policy Manager will give a talk on the proposals.to be held on January 24th.
DUE TO LARGE ANTICIPATED NUMBERS, THIS IS NOW BEING HELD AT:
JANUARY 24th (AT 8.00PM)
The Council Chamber
Esher High Street
THE PRESENTATION IS AVAILABLE HERE ( Local Plan Webcast ).
The consultation will seek public views on the development and further details of the consultation can be found at Elmbridge Local Plan – Long Ditton
(RESPONSE DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO 24th FEBRUARY)
New traffic calming proposals for school roads.
AGM and Public Meeting
You are all invited to attend our AGM which will be held on November 10th at St Mary’s Junior School, Sugden Road at 8pm. It is your chance to meet our councillors and to ask them questions.
Spring Public Meeting
Our Spring Public Meeting will be held at 8pm on 19th May 2016, at St Mary’s Junior School. Our Surrey and Elmbridge councillors will be present and residents have the opportunity to ask them questions directly.
AGM and public meeting
Our AGM will be held at 8pm on 26 November 2015, in St Mary’s Junior School. Our Surrey and Elmbridge councillors will be present and residents have the opportunity to ask them questions directly.
Charity Bake Sale for Syrian Children (outside Manny’s) on 19th September (more info)
Road representatives have been collecting subscriptions from residents this autumn. Funds help with community projects, hire of halls for public meetings, printing of leaflets and administration costs.
Proposed changes to local elections may lead to boundary change
After a brief consultation period, Elmbridge Borough Council is voting on whether to hold all-out elections every four years. This is as a result of the Council deciding to reduce the overall number of Councillors. (For more information visit www.elmbridge.gov.uk/council/elections/Votingfrequency.) The LDRA, together with Hinchley Wood Residents’ Association and Thames Ditton and Weston Green Residents’ Association, have written to the Council, expressing the view that at a time of austerity it should not have embarked on the exercise and that residents should have been consulted before it took the decision to reduce the number of Councillors. As any reduction will result in boundary changes, the residents’ associations are also making it clear to the Electoral Commission that residents would want to retain community identities.
State of the roads
Windmill Lane, Howard Street and parts of Ditton Hill have been resurfaced recently. The quickest way to get a pothole repaired is to report it on the SCC website www.surreycc.gov.uk. (Click on ‘Report It’ and follow the links.) However, if it is severe enough to cause an accident, you should report it to the SCC Contact Centre by phoning 0300 200 1003.
School safety measures (Ditton Hill Road and Sugden Road)
Surrey County Council have installed traffic calming measures outside the Infant School, to be followed by other measures when funding is available.
‘Islands’ in Fleece Road
The stonework is being repaired and Cllr Kapadia is looking at possibilities for landscaping with the aid of sponsorship.
Pedestrian crossing for Portsmouth Road
Residents of nearby roads have expressed concern over the danger of crossing this road following a serious accident. Residents are planning to organise a petition to present to SCC for a pedestrianised crossing to be installed.
The Legion is working with a local developer on plans for a new club house, funded by building residential units on the site. For more details email S Banham at email@example.com.
Thames Ditton Marina (2014/2699)
Thames Ditton Marina have lodged an application for change of use from retail to restaurant, café and office.