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Date Started: 14 Jan 2017 11:25. Last modified: 14 Jan 2017 11:57
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Response ID #516211

1

Agree that the challenges set out in section 2 of the consultation document are the key challenges facing Elmbridge?

 

  • Yes, I agree
  • No, I disagree
  • I don't Know

Please explain your answer
I disagree...Elmbridge functions poorly at the moment with insufficient amount of schools & school places,nursery places, congested roads & building another 2000 homes in Hinchley Wood/Long Ditton would only compound an already big problem. The Loss of the green belt and erosion of our communities & way of life would be another area I would be deeply concerned about is this plan were to go ahead.

2

Do you consider there are other challenges that we should be addressing?

 

  • Yes
  • No
  • Don’t know

Please explain your answer
Schools & school places
Nursery & nursery places
Roads & associated Infrastructure

3

Do you consider any particular challenge or challenges that are more important than the others?

  • Yes
  • No
  • Don’t know

Please explain your answer
Current Schooling issues - places issues
Current Infrastructure - roads congested currently
Current travel chaos
Current parking chaos

4

Agree that Option 2 is the most appropriate option?

  • Yes, I agree
  • No, I disagree
  • I don’t know

If you disagree, please explain why and what other option would you support and why?
As mentioned earlier the loss of the current greenbelt between Hinchley Wood and Long Ditton (Stokes Field/One Tree Hill) to build 2000 new homes would be a major loss to our area, community and way of life.

The increase number of people moving to this area would have a major impact in every part of our day to day lives with all amenities (schools - primary & secondary, nurseries, GP appointments,hospitals etc) which are already a huge problem will only be compounded by such a development and influx of additional people to the area.

The infrastructure required to support this increase in people movement will be at a critical level as the roads are already chaotic & congested in this area therefore bringing more cars and people to this area will only exacerbate an existing current problem.

Hinchley wood, Long Ditton & Thames Ditton are a series of communities which have individual character & to go ahead with this development would erode our community identities and way of life.

5

Do you consider the suggested exceptional circumstances are sufficient to support the amendment of the Green Belt boundary?

 

  • Yes
  • No
  • Don’t know

Please explain your answer
No I don't agree. Green Belt boundaries are there for a reason and this requirement to shift this boundary is not merited nor required.

6

Agree that, given the appropriate exceptional circumstances, these three key strategic areas are appropriate for removal from the Green Belt?

 

  • Yes, I agree
  • No, I disagree
  • I don’t know

Please explain your answer
As mentioned earlier the removal of the green belt area to accommodate 2000 new homes and up to 5000 people will have a major impact upon my area. We are already at saturation point and this development will only exacerbate an already large problem in my area across all amentiies, infrastructure and way of life.

7

Do you know of any sites within any of the three key strategic areas that could be considered for future development?

 

  • Yes
  • No

Please explain your answer
No...but I certainly don't agree with the site proposed

8

Do you consider that other areas of land should be removed from the Green Belt including those that are moderately or strongly performing?

 

  • Yes
  • No
  • Don’t know

Please explain your answer
No don't agree with this.

9

Do you agree that we should seek to provide more of a balance in terms of the size of new homes being built?  

 

  • Yes, I agree
  • No, I disagree
  • Don’t know

Please explain your answer
Yes but in a more definable and manageable way.

10

Given the over delivery of homes with 4 or more bedrooms should we try to limit their delivery in future?

  • Yes
  • No
  • Don’t know

Please explain your answer
if developers have planning permission for a client and they meet the criteria then they should be built. High rise apartment blocks being built to house 1 or 2 bed flats will only detract from such a beautiful area.

11

Should we seek to increase minimum densities at sustainable locations in the urban areas, such as in town centres and at train stations, above 40 dwellings per hectare, where this would not impact on local character?

  • Yes (If yes, what density do you think would be appropriate?)
  • No
  • Don’t know

Please explain your answer
this would only saturate even further an issue with densities at certain locations

12a

Within the three key strategic areas we will be exploring opportunities for accommodating our development needs taking into account site constraints, land ownership, compliance with other planning policies and the need to support sustainable development.  If potential housing sites are identified within these areas, do you consider it appropriate to

a. deliver at higher densities i.e. above 40 dwellings per hectare, in order to maximise delivery?

 

  • Yes
  • No
  • Don't Know

Please explain your answer
have you considered any brownfield sites for this type of requirement

12b

Within the three key strategic areas we will be exploring opportunities for accommodating our development needs taking into account site constraints, land ownership, compliance with other planning policies and the need to support sustainable development.  If potential housing sites are identified within these areas, do you consider it appropriate to:

b. Support lower density developments that maintain the open character of an area and reflects the surrounding character

 

 

  • Yes
  • No
  • Don't Know

Please explain your answer
have you considered other brown field site locations

13

Agree with our approach to continue to apply Policy CS21 of the Core Strategy e.g. consider on a case by case basis whether local circumstances are sufficient to warrant the requirement of affordable housing contributions on all sites where there is a net increase in housing and where it is viable?

 

  • Yes, I agree
  • No, I disagree
  • I don't know

Please explain your answer
where appropriate and also for workers who need affordable housing close to their places of employment(nurses,doctors, firemen etc)

14

Are there any other aspects of Government policy which you think we should consider with regard to meeting the accommodation needs of non-travelling Travellers?

 

  • Yes
  • No
  • Don't Know

Please explain your answer
No, I believe they already receive sufficient benefits.

15

Do you consider there to be any other specific housing needs that are an issue within Elmbridge and that we should seek to address as part of the new Local Plan?

 

  • Yes
  • No
  • Don't Know

Please explain your answer
Some affordable housing for Key public sector workers (doctors, nurses etc)

16

Do you agree that the Council should seek to protect our most important and strategic employment areas from redevelopment to uses other than offices, warehousing and factories?

 

  • Yes, I agree
  • No, I disagree
  • I don't know

Please explain your answer
«No response»

17

If not, what degree of flexibility do you consider would be appropriate with regard to alternative uses in such areas?

«No response»

18

Do you think that there are any exceptional circumstances that would support the amendment of the Green Belt boundary at Brooklands to support the further development of employment uses at this site?

 

  • Yes
  • No
  • Don't Know

Please explain your answer
Similar to that mentioned earlier Green Belt boundaries should not be touched.

19

Other than Green Belt what other barriers do you consider could prevent further development at Brooklands?

Infrastructure
schools
nurseries

20

We will seek to maintain our broad support for tourism related development as set out in the Core Strategy. However, to recognise the importance of Sandown Park Racecourse as both a sporting and exhibition venue should we:

Encourage the redevelopment of Sandown Racecourse to provide improved and extended conference and hotel facilities?

  • Yes
  • No
  • Don't Know

Please explain your answer
This would bring more business to our area therefore should be explored

21a

Maintain our policy of focussing new retail development to town and village centres?

  • Yes
  • No
  • Don't Know

Please explain your answer
where possible to assist the high streets and bring back communities to use local retailers rather than online.

21b

Continue to protect primary shopping areas from other uses as set out in the current Core Strategy?

  • Yes
  • No
  • Don't Know

Please explain your answer
as above

21c

Consider allowing other important uses in primary high street shopping frontages such as doctor’s surgeries, dentists and libraries?

  • Yes
  • No
  • Don't Know

Please explain your answer
where required important uses should be explored

22

Should the Council continue to give a high level of protection to all open spaces and designate those spaces that meet the criteria for Local Green Spaces?

 

  • Yes
  • No
  • Don't Know

Please explain your answer
Local Green spaces are being eroded and need protection so that communities can use them well.

23

Do you agree with our approach to biodiversity and mitigating the impact of new development on the Thames Basin Heaths habitat?

 

  • Yes
  • No
  • Don't Know

Please explain your answer
Similar to all green belt requirements there should be strengthening of the boundaries and not an enlargement of the boundaries

24

Do you agree that our strategic and pro-active approach to supporting our heritage assets is appropriate?

  • Yes, I agree
  • No, I disagree
  • I don't know

Please explain your answer
We must keep these for our future generations

25

If not, what approach do you think we should take?

«No response»

26

Do you agree that the Council’s current approach to considering design and character is appropriate?

  • Yes
  • No
  • Don't Know

Please explain your answer
retention of design and character should be of paramount importance

27

If not what approach do you think we should take?

«No response»

28

Should we look at including a policy providing more detailed advice on what is required to limit the cumulative impact of small scale development on flood risk?

  • Yes
  • No
  • Don't Know

Please explain your answer
all avenues should be explored to ensure flood risk is at a minimum.

29

Do you consider the existing policies seeking to reduce the impacts of new development with regard to delivering more sustainable travel patterns outlined above are still appropriate?

  • Yes
  • No
  • Don't Know

Please explain your answer
travel is always a concern and new developments bring increases in number of commuters and number of vehicles to an already crowded and chaotic area.

30

Are there other approaches we should consider?

  • Yes
  • No
  • Don't Know

Please explain your answer
«No response»

31

What do you consider to be the essential infrastructure items required to support new communities e.g. the potential development of the 3 key strategic areas?

Schools
Health Care
Infrastructure

32

What smaller infrastructure improvements do you think could be made within your local area to address some of the negative impacts arising from new development?

«No response»

33

We recognise that there may be other issues or options we have not considered that you would like to raise. If there are we would like to hear these and consider them as part for this consultation. Please use this space to write anything else you would like us to consider.

 

«No response»

34. Files

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