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Response Details
From Jacky Atkins
Date Started: 02 Oct 2019 10:03. Last modified: 02 Oct 2019 10:03
Status Complete
Response ID #755463


Have you read the Options Consultation document?

You must provide an answer to this question.

  • Yes
  • No


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»


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)

Beautiful semi-rural environment, excellent villages and shopping in Cobham, Oxshott and Esher. Good facilities (transport, education, churches) and very friendly inhabitants.
Roads that are not overcrowded, safety and a lot of peace - so far.


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

Very few! Any increased housing should be confined to brownfield sites to maintain the peace, safety and relative quiet (even with the M25!) of the area and schools that are not overcrowded. Once the greenbelt is encroached upon, the character and beauty will be changed forever and never return.


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)
Because it concentrates on development being confined to brownfield (urban) sites where infrastructure can be provided. The Green Belt must be protected for future generations. Pollution should be kept to a minimum.


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)


As above.


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)
Brownfield sites, areas that are so far not developed but are not any part of the Green Belt.


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

  • Yes
  • No


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)
An explanation can be given only by the councils concerned. Our job is to let these councils/Elmbridge Borough know how we feel about them and how seriously the wrong decision can affect forever future generations.


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

Yes - please listen to us/read what we say. And (very important) make this questionnaire a lot easier to complete online and a lot more succinct!!


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

You must provide an answer to this question.

  • Yes
  • No