Season’s Greetings

Chairman of Esher Residents Association, Simon Leifer, pictured with his wife Joan and Tom the Manager of The Giggling Squid, at a seasonal drinks and nibbles event. Simon wishes to thank Tom and all of his team at the Giggling Squid, Nick, Thanikant, Yo, Karn, Nam, Ket and Tarn, who made the event such a success. Speaking afterwards Simon commented

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Please join us for a talk on protecting the Green Belt and our AGM – 18th Nov

We would really appreciate your support this Thursday 18th November 2021 at 7.30 pm at our AGM. This year we have a short talk by Richard Knox-Johnston who is Chairman of the London Green Belt Council about their campaigns. The LGBC has been very supportive of our fight against Sandown Park and will support us on other potential challenges –

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85 High Street, Esher (old ABC Music) refused planning consent

The planning applications at the old ABC Music building on the high street have been refused planning consent by the Elmbridge Planning department. The reason given for Planning application 2021/3275 was: The proposed development, by reason of its part two-storey/part single storey rear extension, front railings, rear dormer window, alterations to the fenestration and internal alterations to the ground floor,

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ERA 2021 AGM – 18th November

The Esher Residents Association Annual General Meeting will be held on Thursday 18th November at 7.30pm via Zoom. All residents of Esher, Lower Green and Hersham Riverside are welcome to join us. Our guest speaker will be: Richard Knox-Johnston, Chairman London Green Belt Council The London Green Belt reaches way beyond Esher and Hersham. Its boundaries go as far as

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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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