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Deleted User Council’s approach to only detail the largest three land masses is simplistic and wrong.

Area 58 includes:
• Surbiton Hockey Club (founded in 1874) which has produced 3 Olympic Gold medallists.
• Long Ditton Cricket Club (dating back to 1924) - a local club providing cricket for colts and seniors as well as social events.
• Stokes Field Nature Reserve which has a variety of habitats including woodland, grassland and scrub. It also has a pond. Plant species of note include crab apple, cuckoo flower and pyramidal orchid.
• Sugden Road Allotments, which are well used and maintained.

Once declassified, then it is all open for building on and whilst there may be no intention on the part of the Council to develop on all of it now, intentions change. Without Green Belt protection, no part
of Area 58 is guaranteed to be safe in the future - even the Nature Reserve, Allotments, Cricket Club and Hockey Club

Local infrastructure would not cope (schools, roads, hospitals, public transport etc). The trains and buses are already at breaking point!

Pollution levels are already high due to the A3.

If the Council’s target is to build affordable homes (with 56% being social housing) then is any part of Area 58 (right by the main road away from local amenities) really an appropriate location? I think not.
10 Jan 2017 12:40
Deleted User I don't have sufficient knowledge of the other areas apart from Long Ditton to give an opinion. 10 Jan 2017 13:08
Michael Gadbury • I believe that this is the responsibility of the Council and would request that details of further options be provided. If the Council has not fully evaluated all the other options in these three areas it clearly must do so.
• I believe that the Council's approach to only detail the largest three land masses is simplistic and erroneous. The actual amount of developable land is a more relevant and critical component.

Parcel 14 (Knowle Hill Park and north of Blundel Lane, Stoke d'Abernon):

• Parcel 14 topography next to Blundel Lane is steep, flood risk and was also a landfill site – so unsuitable for development
• Parcel 14 also has a Scout Camp which is widely used not just by Elmbridge but also by neighbouring boroughs including Kingston. Historic memorial present
• Parcel 14 also has a number of Ancient Woodlands
• Parcel 14 is covered with protected animal species
• Parcel 14 has a lake at the top of it and springs around the lower levels and floods
• Parcel 14 has clay work mine shafts and underground bunkers used during the Second World War

Parcel 14 also had a covenant on it to protect it from any developments. This was removed by the council without proper notification being given to local residents.


Parcel 20 (next to Portsmouth Road, Cobham):
• No part of Parcel 20 is suitable for development
• There are allotments on Parcel 20 which constrain development
• The Rugby Club has a very long lease on part of the land
11 Jan 2017 16:36
John Millward I do not know of specific sites but I believe that any part of the three areas which do not have other protections (eg ancient woodland) should be considered as possible development sites. Chippings farm has previously submitted planning applications and is a fairly large site. 12 Jan 2017 16:01
Raymond Coe Why can't Field Farm Common be used? I believe this is infilled gravel pits. 12 Jan 2017 17:44
Deleted User a 13 Jan 2017 14:33
Paul Rosewarn Not sure i understand this question, but i propose Chelsea FC training ground. 14 Jan 2017 09:54
Deleted User No...but I certainly don't agree with the site proposed 14 Jan 2017 11:25
Mrs Barnes • We believe that this is the responsibility of the Council and would request that details of further options be provided. If the Council has not fully evaluated all the other options in these three areas it clearly must do so.
• We believe that the Council’s approach to only detail the largest three land masses is simplistic and erroneous. The actual amount of developable land is a more relevant and critical component.

Parcel 14 (Knowle Hill Park and north of Blundel Lane, Stoke d’Abernon):

• Parcel 14 topography next to Blundel Lane is steep, flood risk and was also a landfill site – so unsuitable for development
• Parcel 14 also has a Scout Camp which is widely used not just by Elmbridge but also by neighbouring boroughs including Kingston. Historic memorial present
• Parcel 14 also has a number of Ancient Woodlands
• Parcel 14 is covered with protected animal species
• Parcel 14 has a lake at the top of it and springs around the lower levels and floods
• Parcel 14 has clay work mine shafts and underground bunkers used during the Second World War


Parcel 20 (next to Portsmouth Road, Cobham):
• No part of Parcel 20 is suitable for development
• There are allotments on Parcel 20 which constrain development
• The Rugby Club has a very long lease on part of the land
14 Jan 2017 14:40
Daphne McFarlane The land between the Portsmouth Road and A3, Chippings Farm, despite potential traffic and access problems. 15 Jan 2017 16:16
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