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Jane Carr There are a number of other key challenges including:
- poor infrastructure and congestion in Cobham, Stoke d'Abernon and Oxshott. This has worsened considerably in the past ten years.
-avoidance of further urbanisation and infill which would completely change the character of the settlements affected
-protection of the Green Belt which should remain an absolute
- maintain the environment, preserve SSIs and provide recreation areas, some of the reasons people move to these settlements in the first place.
16 Mar 2017 13:54
Jane Carr No, I disagree 16 Mar 2017 13:54
Marilyn Clarke No, I disagree 06 Feb 2017 14:31
Marilyn Clarke The fundamental basis is wrong. People live in the Borough and work elsewhere for all the reasons you explain. The priority should be to make the Borough pleasant to live in for those that are here. If they want cheap houses go and live elsewhere. If they want a job - travel to other boroughs and work there. 06 Feb 2017 14:31
Peter Tottle Its important to protect own local Green Belt. 28 Feb 2017 11:42
Peter Tottle No, I disagree 28 Feb 2017 11:42
Richard Carr No, I disagree 19 Feb 2017 22:26
Richard Carr Elmbridge is one of the most desirable areas in the UK in which to live. This is because the Council has taken great care to balance the needs of the community whilst protecting our natural environment, our living space and our towns and villages. Elmbridge is situated between London and the countryside. The balance between green land and built-up areas is finely balanced.
The other challenges which therefore need to be considered are:
To absolutely protect green-belt land and open spaces as we have done before, thus avoiding urban sprawl.
To protect the quality of life of existing residents.
To take in to account the views of local people to protect recreational use of open land.
To preserve the character of Elmbridge.
To fix the transport congestion for existing residents and not exacerbate the problem by adding more residents first.
19 Feb 2017 22:26
1939 (Elizabeth Ann) No, I disagree 11 Feb 2017 16:28
1939 (Elizabeth Ann) The main challenges facing EBC and the local population is to retain the quality of life for all who live here; and for the large number of visitors to this area who come to relax, see, and enjoy the valuable amenities and surrounding rich Green Belt with its woodlands and open spaces.
For decades, enormous numbers of expensive dwellings have been built in Cobham, Oxshott and Stoke D’Abernon. This has resulted in huge amounts of traffic causing evermore congestion and traffic jams and pollution on the roads – some of the more narrow and winding lanes become completely blocked every day.
Amenities supplying houses are stretched to capacity; commuters travelling in and out of London each day now have to stand on packed trains for long periods.
My family and I have lived here for 45 years and during that time the Countryside Management Teams have cared for, managed and improved the health and beauty of the woodlands, flood plain with its lake, ponds, and drainage waterways.
Their dedication and hard work has long been appreciated by the public. Surely, this should be acknowledged and supported in sustaining the status of Green Belt!? We should, therefore, continue to maintain the environment and avoid further irreparable pollution.
11 Feb 2017 16:28
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