NOTE THAT UNDER THIS CONSULTATION TANDRIDGE COUNCIL IS CONSIDERING THAT THE VILLAGES OF NUTFIELD AND SOUTH NUTFIELD ARE RECLASSIFIED AS 'INSET' AREAS WHICH WILL INVOLVE LOSS OF EXISTING GREEN BELT STATUS. View details on page 29 of >Sites Consultation 2016 - Green Belt Assessment
and make comment direct to Tandridge District Council expressing concern regarding this potential change in status. Comments will be accepted after the 30 December deadline. See Conservation Society response >NCS response Dec 2016
We continue opposition to Gatwick route 3 which directs planes over Nutfield at heights below 4000ft. See below the CAA record showing the altitudes of aircraft flying over the village on this route during 2013 and 2014. This shows during these years 50% of aircraft flew below 4000ft. See the NCS submission made to the Civil Aviation Authority requesting a full review regarding the changes made to this route following the implementation of RNAV technology > Route 3 CAA Submission - November 2016
Earlier this year the Society carried out a review of the >Issues & Approaches document issued by Tandridge under the Regulation 18 Consultation see >NCS letter Feb 2016
The Society had particular concerns regarding the methodology being used to reclassify Green Belt within the area and our submission focused on these concerns.
We are now reviewing the revised Sites document forming the current consultation which commenced on 4th November 2016.
Hill Airport (LBHA) operates, almost exclusively, on two runways designated Rwy
21 and Rwy 03 (typically they are opposite ends of the same strip). The main
factor to designate runway use is wind direction. Rwy 21 requires arrival and
departures to operate on a south westerly track. Rwy 03 on a north easterly
proposal for change concerns only Rwy 03 arrivals and is predicated on a move
to Instrument Approach Procedures (IAP’s)
aircraft using Rwy 03 to land arrive from the north, fly over the airport,
circle and then turn north east to land. The proposal is for aircraft on IAP’s
to approach from the north then head west, turn to the east travel along the
M25 corridor and turn north east on the
final descent to LBHA.
current system operates in the M25 corridor entirely north of the motorway. The
proposed system will bring aircraft to the south of the M25 (at about 2,000ft)
and thus be flying over communities not currently so affected (including
UPDATE (1st August 2016)
A planning decision is awaited regarding a further application by J&J Franks to remodel Glebe Lake involving a reduction in depth by several metres which will reduce the flood risk to nearby properties resulting from the removal of sand aggregate from the land adjacent to the lake..
WATER MANAGEMENT/FLOOD CONCERNS (1st September 2015)
At the planning meeting in June, Surrey Council dismissed the various concerns raised regarding water management at the Mercers South site on Nutfield Marsh where development by J&J Franks is expected to commence in 2017.
Given the nearby landfill history the Society remain concerned regarding the possible pollution of aquifers and contamination of the local water supply and these concerns are shared by Sutton and East Surrey Water Authority who objected at the planning meeting when they expressed the following views: 1. De-watering at the quarry will lower groundwater levels in the area and potentially affect abstraction from local boreholes. 2. Post-development, a 7.5ha catchment from Glebe Lake will be diverted into Brewer Street Brook via a ditch; this will reduce infiltration into the ground. 3. It is unclear in the Long Term Water Management Monitoring Plan whether the applicant will be required to use subsoil which does not change the permeability of the ground compared to pre-development. 4. It is unclear whether ground levels will be returned to pre-development levels. Any reduction in ground levels would increase the risk of contamination to the aquifer. 5. Consideration needs to be given to the impact of using 'The Moors' as a flood alleviation scheme for Redhill Brook, in combination with the proposed drainage plans and dewatering operations for Mercers South.
In May 2015, the Society reiterated concerns regarding the perceived flood risk due to the proximity of Glebe Lake and the increased risk of damage to local aquifers resulting from the proposed mining activity: see >Objections to Flood Management Plan
The Society has raised both the above concerns at a meeting with Sam Gyimah MP who will be taking these up with Surrey Council to ensure robust monitoring takes place regarding local water extraction and air quality and that these remain within National standards.
Commission’s analysis shows that expanded airport capacity is crucial for the UK’s
long-term prosperity. While each of the 3 schemes shortlisted was considered a
credible option for expansion, the Commission has unanimously concluded that
the proposal for a new northwest runway at Heathrow Airport, combined with a
significant package of measures to address its environmental and community
impacts, presents the strongest case and offers the greatest strategic and
economic benefits – providing around 40 new destinations from the airport and
more than 70,000 new jobs by 2050. View > Howard
Davies statement on Airport commission Final Report