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Anne Stevens New housing is not an Exceptional Circumstance to allow Green Belt removal.
A proper detailed assessment of brownfield sites should be the first priority.
Increased urbanisation of the more major urban areas in the borough would be better.
EBC has not demonstrated any exploration with neighbouring boroughs.

The Green Belt Review (ARUP) report fails to set out the process clearly and fairly.
The Green Belt Review (ARUP) Purpose 3 assessments incorrectly score Parcel14 and Parcel 20 too low.
Parcel 14 and Parcel 20 would not be identified as 'Weakly Performing' if correctly scored.
Planning constraints (infrastructure, traffic, etc.) make Chippings Farm unsuited for development.

It is unlikely that any more affordable housing would be available for local residents.
Traffic congestion on local roads would be a problem.
Local infrastructure is already under pressure; Option 2 would make it worse.
Parcel 20 is too far from the centre for sustainable development.
15 Mar 2017 11:52
Anne Stevens No, I disagree 15 Mar 2017 11:52
Barbara Waterfield Regarding consultation questions 1,4,5 & 6, I agree with the evaluation and choice of option 2.

The assessment of green belt land is essential for protecting dark green land , as in Walton, Hersham and Molesey, to avoid merging these areas.

As it is, I feel that these areas are suffering from over development. The traffic is getting very heavy, leaving side roads to join main roads is quite difficult and dangerous.
Parking is also becoming a significant problem.
01 Feb 2017 18:39
Barbara Waterfield Yes, I agree 01 Feb 2017 18:39
Cobham CAAC (David Taylor) A proper detailed assessment of brownfield sites should be the first priority.
Increased urbanisation of the more major urban areas in the borough would be better.
EBC has not demonstrated any exploration with neighbouring boroughs.
The Green Belt Review (ARUP) report fails to set out the process clearly and fairly.
The Green Belt Review (ARUP) Purpose 3 assessments, incorrectly score Parcel 14 and Parcel 20 too low.
Parcel 14 and Parcel 20 would not be identified as 'Weakly Performing' if correctly scored.
It is unlikely that any more affordable housing would be available for local residents.
Traffic congestion on local roads would be a problem.
Local infrastructure is already under pressure; Option 2 would make it worse.
Parcel 20 is too far from the centre for sustainable development.
28 Feb 2017 12:06
Cobham CAAC (David Taylor) No, I disagree 28 Feb 2017 12:06
David and Cheryl Meggitt 1) Agree with your choice of Option 2. 06 Feb 2017 12:40
David and Cheryl Meggitt Yes, I agree 06 Feb 2017 12:40
Gill Money I strongly disagree. Option 2 is not the most appropriate option:
The proposed plans are not aligned with the Government's White Paper on housing as published on 07/02/2017. The Paper has clear intent to protect Green Belt land and expresses a preference for higher density and medium rise buildings and urban development on existing sites. EBC has not explained nor discussed other options in the supporting documentation. Options 1 and 3 appear to have been dismissed without providing much supporting evidence. I cannot see how 'Exceptional Circumstances' have been demonstrated. The scoring mechanism used to classify Green Belt land into strong, moderate and weak performing appears to be internally inconsistent. Background material suggests that over 50% of housing stock is for those who may or may not move into Elmbridge in the future based on assumptions of conditions that are rapidly changing, especially in view of Brexit and the Government's focus on reducing immigration.
The current housing density of Cobham, Oxshott and Stoke d'Abernon is approx. 9hph. To propose an increase to 60+hph is completely unrealistic and unsustainable in view of the existing infrastructure challenges. The impact on traffic congestion alone must be considered as discussed above.
16 Feb 2017 17:36
Gill Money No, I disagree 16 Feb 2017 17:36
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