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Duncan Crane Yes 21 Mar 2017 12:00
Deleted User As above, I believe that the following are challenges which EBC should be addressing:

• To retain/improve the quality of life for existing residents in Elmbridge
• To resolve the transport congestion in our area - Cobham/Stoke D’Abernon/Oxshott have severe constraints due to enclosure by A3/M25, e.g. it takes around 45 mins to get through Cobham High Street from Blundel Lane in weekday rush hour, and also after 10am on a Saturday.
• To avoid further development on our green belt
• To avoid further urbanisation and in-fill
• To maintain the environment and avoid further pollution
21 Mar 2017 11:46
Deleted User Yes 21 Mar 2017 11:46
Save Cobham Green Belt (Keith… There are the following additional key challenges:

• To imprve the quality of life for existing residents in Elmbridge
• To resolve the transport congestion in our area - Cobham/Stoke d’Abernon/Oxshott have severe constraints due to enclosure by A3/M25
• To avoid further development on our Green Belt
• To avoid further urbanisation and in-fill
• To maintain the environment and avoid further pollution
• Improve cycle and recreation facilities
21 Mar 2017 11:14
Save Cobham Green Belt (Keith… Yes 21 Mar 2017 11:14
Birds Hill Oxshott Estate Co.… Ensuring associated infrastructure is too broad a ‘challenge’, and should be broken down into separate elements. It is already well known that some aspects of local infrastructure cannot cope and their scale and nature need to be identified; For example, the locations of additional schools and medical facilities should be considered, planned and funded prior to the delivery of new housing.

How the Borough’s waste needs are met is a further example of key infrastructure that would need supporting alongside housing growth, and again does the land and capacity exist for growth, whilst also considering the environmental effects of such provision.

Transport links should also be considered. It is noted that around half of residents currently commute into London. It is far from certain that the transport capacity exists to support current growth expectations, particularly amongst the key railway routes into London Waterloo.
21 Mar 2017 11:06
Birds Hill Oxshott Estate Co.… Yes 21 Mar 2017 11:06
Deleted User One of the crucial challenges is how the Council meets its development needs in full and balances different land uses in a relatively constrained Borough. As explained in our answer to question 21, there is a substantial retail need in the comparison sector that policy has not yet grappled with. There is market signals evidence of a clear need for additional retail floorspace and policy ought to respond to that need. 21 Mar 2017 10:53
Deleted User Yes 21 Mar 2017 10:53
Carter Jonas on behalf of BGL… These challenges are articulated in the form of pressures for development and this is an accurate
reflection of one aspect of the many challenges facing the Council in its preparation of the
development plan, namely the pressures for different types of floor space and sectors. It is
necessary also to acknowledge in full the environmental and social pressures that already exist in
the Borough and how these pressures have to be reconciled as an integral and essential step to
sustainably meeting the needs for future development. These pressures arise in questions such
as quality of life, access to essential services such as health and education, and so on. This is
touched upon at paragraphs 2.17-2.20, but more as a constraint to development. We consider
that this should be explained as equal parts to the challenge of how to achieve sustainable
development, thereby balancing social, economic and environmental considerations.
21 Mar 2017 10:25
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