Which buildings or landscapes make Elmbridge special?

This press release by Elmbridge BC aims to identify buildings or landscapes that should have special consideration at planning meetings. Please think about the buildings/landscapes in Esher/Hersham (and the rest of Elmbridge) that are special to you and make a submission by 16th November: Residents in Elmbridge are being asked to offer suggestions for the ‘local heritage list’, a selection

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Esher Place – Appeals Submitted by Developers

The developers have submitted appeals against last year’s refusal of planning permission at Esher Place. The appeal will go to the Secretary of State. The ERA will be reviewing the appeals and submitting a response. If you wish to make comments, or modify/withdraw your previous objection, you can do so online at https://acp.planninginspectorate.gov.uk. All further representations must be submitted to

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Cafe Rouge Planning Application

There has been a planning application for the old Cafe Rouge site on the corner of Station Road and Portsmouth Road. The application is for “Development to provide to provide a detached seven-storey building comprising flexible commercial (E) or drinking establishment uses on ground floor and basement level and up to 38 residential (C3) units on upper floors, with associated

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Setback for the Green Belt

There was a disappointing result in the Elmbridge Planning meeting last night (7/9/2021) when application 2021/0183 was passed by 9 votes to 7 with 4 abstentions. This application is to build 27 houses/flats, including some affordable housing, at the site below the Medicine Garden on Downside Road. Currently this site is occupied by timber businesses including Challenge Fencing. The plans

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New Esher Theatre Opening Soon

A brand new theatre is opening in September in the centre of Esher. King George’s Hall, which is between the High Street and the Civic Centre, is undergoing a major refurbishment turning it into a state-of-the-art theatre and performing arts venue. With a capacity of 240 people, it will host a range of theatre, live music, comedy and family entertainment.

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Waitrose Esher Refurbishment

The much anticipated refurbishment of the Esher High Street Waitrose has begun and, despite rumours circulating to the contrary, the shop and car park will remain open throughout. Branch Manager, Richard Rostill, has been visiting the near neighbours and has explaining what is going to happen and answering questions about residents’ and shoppers’ concerns: The internal works will take place

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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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New Local Plan Is Put Back To Officers For Further Work

PORTFOLIO HOLDER AND WORKING GROUP ASK FOR MAJOR REVIEW Elmbridge Borough Council’s Portfolio holder for Planning Cllr. Karen Randolph and the cross party Local Plan Working Group have asked officers to carry out further work to better represent the views and aspirations of the Borough’s councillors. The Local Plan sets out the Council’s ‘Place Shaping’ vision for the next 10

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Community Infrastructure Levy Project Funding

The meeting of the Local Spending Board – Esher and Hersham was held this evening, with the local Ward Councillors including Richard Williams and David Young from ERA. The purpose was to review infrastructure projects that had been submitted for the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) funding. Unfortunately the local fund didn’t have much money left – just £66k for Esher

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