Surrey County Council have a petitions area on their website, where residents can submit or sign e-petitions. The following petitions may be of interest:
Currently none. Previous petition http://petitions.surreycc.gov.uk/Save-Our-Surrey/ closed on 11th September 2014 with 437 signatures.
Surrey Heath Borough Council also have a similar site. The WEAG had created the following petition regarding premature use of Housing Reserve land:
http://petitions.surreyheath.gov.uk/Housing-reserve/ (NOTE: Petition deleted by Surrey Heath Borough Council on 18th July 2014).
The government also has a website where people can sign e-petitions on various topics.
We have located the following e-petitions which are applicable to the issues surrounding development on green field sites, loopholes in Government Planning legislation, and the issue of “buy to let” companies snapping up all the new properties to make large profits, which you may wish to sign:
Re use of brownfield sites not green
http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/52174 (closed 3rd July with just 80 signatures)
http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/64228 (OPEN – due to close on 30th March 2015)
http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/58941 (OPEN – due to close on 10th January 2015)
Request to disband the planning inspectorate and return control to local authorities:
http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/64227 (OPEN – due to close on 30th March 2015)
Amend the NPPF
http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/59376 (OPEN – due to close on 27th January 2015)
Give material consideration to pending Local and Neighbourhood Plans when deciding planning applications
http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/54681 (closed on 10th September 2014 with 256 signatures)
Request to review Buy to Let issues:
http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/54779 (OPEN – due to close on 1st October 2014)
Bring unused existing buildings back into use instead of building new ones:
http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/55670 (OPEN – due to close on 17th October 2014)
http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/54192 (closed on 28th August 2014 with just 5 signatures)
The e-petitions site has a search facility, to enable you to find petitions on various topics, or you can, of course, start your own, which is something that is currently being considered by the WEAG.
The Campaign for the Protection of Rural England has a Charter which they are seeking people to sign up to: