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Planning Notification Letters To Be Stopped – 2 Days Left On Consultation

Elmbridge BC decided last year to stop Neighbourhood Notification letters that are sent out to nearby properties when a planning application is submitted. Instead they expect residents to rely on the yellow site notices put up on lampposts, etc and on the online planning alert system. Whilst the key driver for this – to save £35k a year in costs

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The Census Is Coming

The census happens every 10 years and the next one is due in March. It provides a snapshot of all the people and households in England and Wales and helps in planning community needs and allocating funding for public services, such as new schools, doctors’ surgeries, etc. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) runs the census in England and Wales

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Conservatives to kill off Elmbridge Council?

In an effort to find greater efficiencies in the wake of Covid-19, the Conservative Surrey County Council leader, Tim Oliver, has said that turning Surrey County Council into a unitary authority is being considered. We believe this would pose a very serious threat to local democracy. As a strictly non-political association, devoted to the residents of Esher and Hersham Riverside,

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NEW: National Design guide

As the Governments lead in blurb says: This guide illustrates how well-designed places that are beautiful, enduring and successful can be achieved. in practice. This could revolutionise the way we plan the spaces in which we live – just at the time the New Local Plan is being considered. We will be going through this in detail in the coming

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River Mole consultation

The Environment Agency has kicked off a consultation seeking views on their options to refurbish the Lower Mole Flood Alleviation Scheme. There is concern from residents that it will lead to an alarming reduction in water levels, cause damage to fishing and damage the beauty of a local asset. The Environment Agency held a consultation in Imber Court earlier this

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Thames Water’s Roadworks

This is a rather long post, but please bear with us, it’s worth reading…. We wrote to Thames Water asking them to explain why their work has taken so long and why so few people seem to working at any one time. We have now had responses from them and from Surrey County Council. First, our letter: To Thames Water

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