Category Archives: Local Plan

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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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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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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New Elmbridge Local Plan

​The Council is carrying out a public consultation on their “5 Options” for the New Local Plan. The consultation started on 19th August and runs to 30th September. The existing plan, being replaced next year, is based on the Council’s ability to identify land in the borough for the construction of 225 dwellings per annum. There are currently, approximately, 280 approved planning

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