Category Archives: Planning

Which buildings or landscapes make Elmbridge special?

This press release by Elmbridge BC aims to identify buildings or landscapes that should have special consideration at planning meetings. Please think about the buildings/landscapes in Esher/Hersham (and the rest of Elmbridge) that are special to you and make a submission by 16th November: Residents in Elmbridge are being asked to offer suggestions for the ‘local heritage list’, a selection

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Esher Place – Appeals Submitted by Developers

The developers have submitted appeals against last year’s refusal of planning permission at Esher Place. The appeal will go to the Secretary of State. The ERA will be reviewing the appeals and submitting a response. If you wish to make comments, or modify/withdraw your previous objection, you can do so online at https://acp.planninginspectorate.gov.uk. All further representations must be submitted to

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Cafe Rouge Planning Application

There has been a planning application for the old Cafe Rouge site on the corner of Station Road and Portsmouth Road. The application is for “Development to provide to provide a detached seven-storey building comprising flexible commercial (E) or drinking establishment uses on ground floor and basement level and up to 38 residential (C3) units on upper floors, with associated

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Setback for the Green Belt

There was a disappointing result in the Elmbridge Planning meeting last night (7/9/2021) when application 2021/0183 was passed by 9 votes to 7 with 4 abstentions. This application is to build 27 houses/flats, including some affordable housing, at the site below the Medicine Garden on Downside Road. Currently this site is occupied by timber businesses including Challenge Fencing. The plans

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New Local Plan Is Put Back To Officers For Further Work

PORTFOLIO HOLDER AND WORKING GROUP ASK FOR MAJOR REVIEW Elmbridge Borough Council’s Portfolio holder for Planning Cllr. Karen Randolph and the cross party Local Plan Working Group have asked officers to carry out further work to better represent the views and aspirations of the Borough’s councillors. The Local Plan sets out the Council’s ‘Place Shaping’ vision for the next 10

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Cancellation Of Neighbours’ Planning Notification Letters

The Esher Residents Association supports this campaign by the Weybridge Society to object the Elmbridge Borough Councils’ proposals to stop sending out planning notification letters to neighbouring properties – https://www.weybridgesociety.org.uk/current-activities/proposed-elmbridge-borough-council-cancellation-of-neighbours-planning-notification-letters/ Whilst the potential saving of £50k is very appealing, not everyone has access to the internet and not everyone is aware of the planning alerts system – Elmbridge Borough Council

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ERA Statement about Housing Targets and the Local Plan

In alliance with a number of other local groups, the ERA is issuing the following statement to pledge to protect the Green Belt and stand against the excessive housing targets that the government is trying to force onto Elmbridge: Alliance of Elmbridge Residents and Civic Groups Statement of the Alliance’s position on the preparation of the Elmbridge Local Plan made

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