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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Elmbridge BC Cabinet Meeting – 18th Nov 2020

Below is a summary of the Elmbridge Borough Council Cabinet meeting held on Wednesday 18th November. Full details of the agenda and reports can be found at Elmbridge Borough Council and the meeting can be viewed at https://elmbridge.public-i.tv/core/portal/webcast_interactive/523725. Declarations of Interest 2020/21 Performance Monitoring There have been a number of delays in reports due to the COVID-19 situation. This affects

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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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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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