Waverley housing need target ‘overstated by 29 per cent’

Waverley housing need target ‘overstated by 29 per cent’

A new report commissioned by CPRE Surrey shows that the housing target of 590 houses per annum, 11,210 homes over the life of the emerging Local Plan to 2032, which is expected to be imposed on Waverley Borough Council as a result of the recent Planning Inspector’s Examination-in-Public, is overstated by at least 29%, equivalent to a total of 2,500 houses.

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Autumn issue of Surrey Voice out now!

Autumn issue of Surrey Voice out now!

The Autumn 2017 issue of CPRE’s magazine Surrey Voice is out now, with news, views and comment from across Surrey. Copies can be obtained from our Leatherhead office and a pdf version can be downloaded here: 

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Guildford Council ‘failing in its duty to defend the Green Belt’

Guildford Council ‘failing in its duty to defend the Green Belt’

CPRE Surrey Branch opposes Guildford Borough Council’s plans for large-scale housing development in the countryside around Guildford and has expressed its dismay at the council’s proposals for “inappropriate urban extensions, large housing estates and widespread ‘insetting’ in Green Belt villages”. In its response to the consultation on GBC’s revised draft Local Plan, CPRE Surrey criticizes the council for its failure to give proper consideration to “the widespread and serious constraints on development within the borough” and says that councillors should be doing more to “protect and enhance the Green Belt” rather than undermining it.

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Latest issue of Surrey Voice out now!

Latest issue of Surrey Voice out now!

The Spring 2017 issue of SURREY VOICE, the CPRE magazine for Surrey, is out now – with articles on the Guildford and Waverley local plans, the Housing White Paper, the Surrey Hills ‘Quiet Lane Zones’, the Woodland Trust’s WWI Centenary Wood, an update on the Elmbridge Sports Hub saga, and much more!

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Have your say on Mole Valley Local Plan

Have your say on Mole Valley Local Plan

Mole Valley District Council is consulting on its draft Local Plan and is holding a series of public meetings and exhibitions around the district. CPRE is urging residents to take part by completing the Future Mole Valley online survey, and hopes that public opinion will steer the Council towards options that focus on regeneration of urban and brownfield sites rather than allowing housebuilding and other development to sprawl out into the countryside, the Green Belt and AONB.

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Come to Painshill and hear CPRE’s National Chairman Su Sayer

Come to Painshill and hear CPRE’s National Chairman Su Sayer

The Annual General Meeting of CPRE Surrey Branch will take place at Painshill Park, Cobham, on Wednesday 21st June 2017, starting at 2.00pm. The principal guest speaker will be Su Sayer, National Chairman of CPRE. Please contact the CPRE Surrey Branch office in Leatherhead, email cpre.surrey@btconnect.com, for details.

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General Election 2017: CPRE calls on candidates to endorse its Manifesto for Surrey

General Election 2017: CPRE calls on candidates to endorse its Manifesto for Surrey

The Surrey Branch of CPRE has issued a “Manifesto for Surrey” setting out policies to protect our countryside and Green Belt. Candidates of all political parties in the General Election are being encouraged to endorse the Manifesto and agree to incorporate its policies in their election addresses. Here are the CPRE Surrey policies:
● Protect the Green Belt and other countryside and green spaces in Surrey from inappropriate development…

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Dunsfold New Town scheme ‘called in’ by Secretary of State

Dunsfold New Town scheme ‘called in’ by Secretary of State

There will be a Public Inquiry into the planning application for 1,800 houses at Dunsfold, approved last December by Waverley Borough Council. This follows a request from CPRE’s Waverley group to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Sajid Javid, to “call in” the application.

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