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Burwin Investments (Mark Wingfield) I am a director of Burwin Investments limited that own an area of land within parcel 14. The area of land is south of Polyapes Scout camp on Blundel lane and is 9.36 hectares in size. 17 Dec 2016 11:28
A.B Cotterell Adding more houses would put undue pressure on local services - medical, educational and recreational - for no gain at all. If Elmbridge is not careful with Area 58, Kingston will soon make another bid to take over Long Ditton, Hinchley Wood, Claygate, even Esher. The present Green Belt is a buffer that we cannot afford to lose. 29 Dec 2016 08:59
Deleted User I support EBC’s option 2 and the Green Belt assessment at the end of the consultation document (page 58).

This pragmatic approach allows EBC to decide where Green Belt development can occur. The adoption of the Elmbridge Green Belt Boundary Review gives EBC a defensible position so that ‘planning by appeal’ is avoided.

In our immediate area I agree with identifying Dark Green around Fieldcommom Estate and to the north and south of there. This is critical to maintain the effectiveness of the Green Belt with respect to Walton-on-Thames, Hersham, Weston Green and Molesey. This is indeed ‘Stongly performing Green Belt’ and is under pressure from developers as evidenced by the ‘Drake Park’ proposal.

I believe Option 1 would be seen as an uncooperative position to take up. It would leave EBC open to challenges from the inspectorate and developers that they are being unreasonable with respect to Green Belt land. All urban areas would be under great pressure and EBC may lose control of where Green Belt development occurs.
06 Jan 2017 08:32
FEDORA (David Cooke) A more rigorous look at Brownfield sites. 06 Jan 2017 13:27
Deleted User 11 13. 21 23 seem like good options given the neighbouring boroughs are less densely populated. 08 Jan 2017 09:54
Rachel Warren Any development in these areas would fundamentally change the nature of remaining parts of the Green Belt 08 Jan 2017 16:28
Deleted User • 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):
• topography next to Blundel Lane is steep, flood risk and was also a landfill site – so unsuitable for development
• has a Scout Camp which is widely used not just by Elmbridge but also by neighbouring boroughs including Kingston. Historic memorial present
• has a number of Ancient Woodlands
• has a lake at the top of it and springs around the lower levels and floods
• 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
• Cobham RFC has a very long lease on part of the land
09 Jan 2017 08:55
Jamie Mainwaring The plans could lead to:
• The complete merging of HinchleyWood and Long Ditton, connecting them with Hook to create one super conurbation.
• The total loss of our green public space, nature reserve and allotments - a bio-diverse, open space which is used daily by residents and which helps stop the spread of Greater London into Elmbridge.
• The creation of major new access roads through our communities: for example the reconfiguring and widening of Manor Road and Bankside in HW and Woodstock Lane near Squires in LD.
• Extreme pressure on local infrastructure – for example on GP and hospital appointments and on primary and secondary school places.
• Even more parking and traffic chaos in rush hours and school run times.
• The complete erosion of our community identities and way of life, and a resulting drop in property prices.
09 Jan 2017 12:00
Deleted User All sites unsuitable 09 Jan 2017 21:26
John Girdley I do not consider that EBC has fully considered all options and is taking the easy option by only looking at large land masses. 10 Jan 2017 10:46
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