Author Archives: Richard Williams

Developer loses Esher Place House appeal

We are incredibly pleased to see that the crass, inappropriate proposals for Esher Place House have been roundly rejected by His Majesty’s Inspectors. His, often quite scathing, decision can be found on the Elmbridge Planning portal under application number 2020/0437. The key point made by the inspector reads: “The proposal would result in very considerable harm to the significance of

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Last chance to see The Mount Felix Tapestry at Killik & Co.

This beautifully designed and immensely touching exhibition will close on November 15th. Please contact if you’d like to visit it at Killik & Co’s premises on Esher High Street. It is a Riverhouse Barn Arts Centre Project, designed by Andrew Crummy and described on his website as follows: “This beautiful community tapestry tells the story the ANZAC hospital at

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Green Elmbridge Sustainability Fair at the Riverhouse Barn Arts Centre Saturday 8th October

Green Elmbridge, together with Riverhouse Barn Arts Centre, will be hosting the Green Elmbridge Sustainability Fair this autumn, held here at Riverhouse in Walton-on-Thames, on Saturday 8 October, from 12noon onwards. Green Elmbridge’s fair will feature free to attend talks and demonstrations, involving a wide range of speakers and representatives from the local community, including Elmbridge Borough / County Councils,

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Please contribute to Esher’s ‘Design Codes’

As part of the new Local Plan, ElmbridgeBC is creating a series of design codes for each neighbourhood. These will inform developers and architects as they plan new buildings and will help them reflect local character and design. We’ve all seen incongruous, inappropriate developments on our doorsteps and we wholly support the creation of these codes which should go a

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HM Queen Elizabeth II

Esher Residents’ Association offers sincere condolences to the Royal Family on the death of Her Majesty The Queen. Her dedication to duty and public service over such a long reign is remarkable. Her Majesty oversaw the United Kingdom through decades of dramatic change, from the post-war years right through to the modern, inclusive 21st Century nation that we are today. 

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Help shape Elmbridge’s Future – final call for comments

Regulation 19: Draft Elmbridge Local Plan 2037 Over the past few years, some of you would have received invitations to view, or may have accessed online and commented upon, EBCs ‘Draft Local Plan’. You may even hopefully have read about it in the ERA Spring 2022 Newsletter  (issue number 104 on page 8 and also available online via This is the

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