The West End Village Society have kindly agreed to allocate part of their stand to the West End Action Group, so we look forward to seeing you and signing up new members at the Annual Show.
The show opens to the public at 2pm on Saturday, 13th September at Tringhams Hall and the recreation ground, Benner Lane, West End.
I have spoken with SHBC this morning, to ask why the number of neighbours comments shown against Planning Application numbers 14/0532 and 14/0594 have not increased in days, despite mine and other people’s comments having been submitted.
I am told that Duncan Carty is out of the office this week, and that any comments received which contains any wording in addition to the tick to say whether the application is supported or opposed, needs to be reviewed by Duncan, as case officer, before it can be included in the count. Duncan is back in the office from Monday, 18th August, so will start working his way through the huge number of documents then. It is likely to be around 19th/20th before these start getting uploaded in bulk and included in the count on the SHBC planning website.
I was also advised that anyone who has been on holiday or otherwise did not manage to submit on time can still submit their comments after today, but SHBC prefer that comments are received sooner rather than later, to allow them to be processed in good time, prior to the Planning Committee meeting to decide the applications.
WEAG Website & Comms.
WEAG committee members were called to investigate the sound of tree felling today, with news that huge trees were being felled on or near the proposed Taylor Wimpey development site to the North of Beldam Bridge Road. On investigation, it appears that it was a mighty Oak tree being pollarded in the back garden of a neighbouring property.
Part way through – the Oak tree, still with most of its branches, is in the background, with the tree surgeon working in the centre of the photo. (Click to expand)
The final cuts:
The WEAG have set up a meeting for all members, to discuss the implications of the three planning applications which have currently been submitted to Surrey Heath Borough Council, involving the premature release of the Countryside Beyond the Green Belt, housing reserve land to the East and South of the village.
The WEAG committee will advise what it, its advisors and volunteers are doing and what members and indeed all villagers need to do if they wish to object to one or more of the applications.
The meeting will be held in the Sports Pavilion in Benner Lane, starting at 7:30pm on Tuesday, 29th July 2014.
We look forward to seeing you there.
William Lacey’s planning application for 84 houses on land to the south of Kings Road has been released for public comment today, under reference 14/0532.
See the application and documents at the following location:
The WEAG committee will prepare a new page on the website to set out all the reasons for objection that it and its advisors can find in the document. It is important that, if you have cause for objection, you either write to the council, or complete the online comment form on the SHBC website.
Gracewell Healthcare have announced the date, time and venue of the public exhibition to show their plans for the site.
The exhibition will be held on Thursday 24 July 2014, at the Sports Pavilion, Benner Lane, West End, Surrey, GU24 9JP between 4.30pm and 7.30pm.
See the attached Exhibition Invite.
Just a quick reminder that the WEAG committee are still seeking your HELP with the following, please:
For the traffic survey in Beldam Bridge Road, thank you to those that have already volunteered. We have now selected the two days, which are Wednesday, 16th and Monday 21st July 2014. We have a reasonable amount of cover for Monday, 21st July, but could still do with another volunteer or two to take shifts for the middle part of the day, please. For Wednesday, 16th, we still have spaces for further volunteers from 6am round until about 3pm. We will confirm your time(s) and issue guidelines to all the volunteers on Monday evening, 14th July.
For leaflet distribution, we have had a very good response from volunteers, thank you to those that have volunteered so far, but we would still benefit from some additional offers of help, please, in case the big planning applications go live while there are a lot of people on holiday.
If you can offer assistance with either of these tasks, please can you e-mail us by midnight on Sunday, 13th July, to advise which task(s) you can help with, and when you can be available.
Surrey Heath Borough Council have confirmed that they have received a planning application from Taylor Wimpey for Land to the North of Beldam Bridge Road last Friday.
Since they have not yet checked the application, they cannot release any more information at this stage. The WEAG committee will continue to monitor the progress of this application and advise progress or additional details as soon as information is received.
The Taylor Wimpey website advises that this is an outline application, with detail to follow after approval in principle. https://www.taylorwimpey.co.uk/proposed-developments/england/surrey/woking/west-end