Category Archives: Planning

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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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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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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