Category Archives: Planning

Esher Place House Plannng Applications Rejected

At the Elmbridge Borough Council Planning meeting this week (24/11/2020), the planning applications for Esher Place House were all comprehensively rejected by the Planning Committee, which includes our ERA Councillor Richard Williams. There were six separate applications being reviewed: 2020/0437, 2020/0438, 2020/0439, 2020/0440, 2020/0567 and 2020/0568. For more details about Esher Place house and ERA’s objections to the planning applications

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Sandown Park Racecourse Appeal Inquiry – 16th November

The very important appeal inquiry for Sandown Park Racecourse has been scheduled to start on Monday 16 November at 9.30am and is due to last until 1 December. To view or participate see details on the Elmbridge Borough Council Website at this link Sandown Park Appeal Inquiry. For more details about the issues around Sandown Park’s application see our earlier

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Proposed changes to the current planning system consultation

This letter has been sent to Robert Jenrick, Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government. Dear Mr. Jenrick, Proposed changes to the current planning system consultationI write as Chairman of the Esher Residents Association which represents 1800 people who actually voted in the last local elections and have, historically, elected a number of ERA Councillors. We are an

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Local Historic Landmark – Esher Place House – Under Serious Threat

Esher Place House is being sold by Unite The Union to developer Birchwood Homes who have lodged planning proposals for the conversion of this historically significant house into twenty-two, two bedroom apartments, with an extension block providing eight additional apartments and a further seven (possibly sixteen) houses to be built in the grounds. The house was listed Grade II in

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Robert Jenrick will decide if Sandown plans happen

Robert Jenrick, the embattled Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government alone will decide whether the Jockey Club is allowed to build 318 apartments and a luxury hotel on Sandown Park. Elmbridge Borough Council received a letter dated 15 June informing them that the Secretary of State will ‘recover’ the application. Elmbridge Council officers proposed that the development should

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LATEST NEWS Sandown appeals. What to do?

The Jockey Club has appealed against Elmbridge Council’s rejection of their proposals to develop luxury apartments around Sandown Park. We must fight this appeal. The ERA’s Linda Stotesbury asks you to help: “I apologise for being the bearer of bad news during in these difficult times, but the Jockey Club has submitted an appeal for their scheme at Sandown Park.  

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Green Belt could be sold under new Local Plan

As Elmbridge Borough Council officers prepare the new Local Plan there is increasing concern that, in an effort to get close to the Government’s spuriously concocted housing numbers, they will propose giving up some ‘less well performing’ Green Belt land to developers. Many of you will have completed last year’s consultation that sought views on how the Council might hit

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SANDOWN

Elmbridge councillors have unanimously rejected The Jockey Club’s plans to build 318 apartments and construct a 150 bed hotel on Sandown Park – Green Belt land. Following a powerful campaign for SaveEsherGreenbelt, councillors of all affiliations voted to reject the recommended application. A very powerful 3 Minute Objection speech by Linda Stotesbury of SEG was followed by a thorough site

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