Success for Green Belt campaigners in East Surrey

Success for Green Belt campaigners in East Surrey

The Oxted & Limpsfield Residents’ Group (OLRG), which works closely with CPRE Surrey, has launched the latest phase of its “Save the Green Belt” campaign. Last weekend a total of 983 local residents signed up to save the area’s beautiful green fields, and more are signing all the time,  a fantastic demonstration of the determination there is locally to preserve the environment from destruction by developers.

OLRG had stands at the Donkey Derby and outside Boots which were at times besieged with people wanting to pledge their support for the protection of the Tandridge Green Belt. The group also had a stand outside Downs Way School where the developers, Oxted Residential Limited, were holding an exhibition to promote their plans to build on the Green Belt field behind Chichele Road. They have already ring barked old oaks on the site to kill them before submitting any planning application. This stand was nowhere near as busy as the others and virtually everyone attending the developers’ exhibition said “no” to the proposal and “yes” to maintaining the Green Belt,  coming out of the exhibition to immediately sign an OLRG objection card.

East Surrey MP Sam Gyimah visited the exhibition and showed his support for residents’ opposition to the development. The group expresses its thanks to everyone who helped deliver leaflets beforehand, everyone who helped on the stands on the day, and to all those hundreds of local people who share CPRE and OLRG’s wish to keep Tandridge special and to preserve our precious green spaces.

 

NB:  OLRG has 1500+ members  and many more have joined over the weekend who have not yet been added to the list.

 

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