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Response Details
From Geoffrey Mallett
Date Started: 01 Oct 2019 17:38. Last modified: 01 Oct 2019 17:38
Status Complete
Response ID #755363

1

Have you read the Options Consultation document?

You must provide an answer to this question.

  • Yes
  • No

2

Which area do you live in?

You must provide an answer to this question.

  • Claygate
  • Cobham
  • Esher
  • Hersham
  • Hinchley Wood
  • Molesey
  • Oxshott
  • Stoke D'Abernon
  • Thames Ditton and Long Ditton
  • Walton
  • Weybridge
  • Other

If other, please specify (200 maximum characters)
«No response»

3a

Place-making and the continued success of well designed, well-functioning places is fundamental to developing a growth strategy for the borough. What are the key characteristics that make your area a great place to live? (Maximum 500 characters)

A quiet, semi-rural character with public facilities eg library, doctor's surgery, small row of shops.

3b

What changes would you like to see in the borough over the next 15 years? (Maximum 500 characters)

1. A return to more visible policing or increased police resources.
2. No further destruction of woodland areas (trees).

4a

This options consultation document sets out 5 options for housing growth for the borough.  These are:

Option 1-intensify urban area
Option 2-optimise urban area and 3 area of Green Belt release
Option 3-optimise urban area and large Green Belt release
Option 4-optimise urban area
Option 5-optimise urban area and small areas of Green Belt release

 

Which option will best suit your area?

 
  • Option 1
  • Option 2
  • Option 3
  • Option 4
  • Option 5
  • Other

Please tell us why you have chosen this option (Maximum 600 characters)
I am opposed to any change to green belt areas. Housing development will cause more overcrowding in schools, on transport and roads and will urbanise the current semi-rural character.

4b

Please give details of any alternative ways you think we could meet the government’s ambitious housing target for Elmbridge of 623 new homes each year for the next 15 years. (Maximum 600 characters)

 

Use brownfield sites/currently vacant properties; oppose the policy of central government.

5.

How do you think we should plan for the new homes we need in your area?

  • Higher densities
  • Green Belt release
  • A mixture of higher densities and Green Belt release
  • Other

Please provide any comments here (Maximum 500 characters)
I have lived in Esher for 10 years after a lifetime in London. I am concerned to see the increase in traffic in this time.

6a

Are you aware of any planning issues that need to be addressed in our detailed day-to-day planning policies?

  • Yes
  • No

6b

If yes, please specify which planning issues

  • Density
  • Design / Character
  • Building heights
  • Parking
  • Conservation Areas
  • Historic features (e.g. listed buildings)
  • Sustainability / renewable energy
  • Flooding
  • Open spaces
  • Other

Please provide an explanation of the issue(s) (Maximum 400 characters)
Please see above comments.
All the above issues threaten the nature of this area and would turn Esher/Claygate into a 'cloned' urban settlement.

7

Do you have any comments to make in relation to this Options Consultation? (Maximum 600 characters)

I am aware of the political pressure from central government to urbanise rural areas, including the Green Belt. I am opposed to the entire policy.

8

Did you respond to the previous Local Plan Strategic Options Consultation in 2016?

You must provide an answer to this question.

  • Yes
  • No