Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Redhill Aerodrome Housing Plan

PRESS STATEMENT – 25th JULY 2017

Tandridge Council have announced that Chaldon which had been selected for consideration as a ‘Garden Village’ development  has now been removed from the original list of five candidate sites for such a development.

- Evidence suggested that the Chaldon site should no longer be considered due to access issues, plus the proposed development having a negative impact upon the landscape and its setting within an area of outstanding natural beauty (AONB).

These same issues also apply to the site at Redhill Aerodrome. Although the site is not itself within the Surrey Hills AONB, it is a central view from Nutfield Ridge (a candidate for AONB status) and the negative impact issue pertains. This was given weight in 2014 when planning permission was refused for a hard runway in the Green Belt location.-  The proposers confirm that, due to access issues,  their proposal will not be deliverable unless a new motorway junction (and link) is built. Tandridge Council have put on record their concern about the absence of a commitment from Highways England for a new junction and further concern that, even if a commitment were to be given, the length of time that would be taken to build the junction would result in a non delivery within the Local Plan period to 2033. Officers asked for assurances by the 18th July to inform the forthcoming consultation process. No assurance was forthcoming.
Nutfield Conservation share Council’s concern and fear that additional Council resources are likely to be expended on considering a site that is in serious jeopardy of proving to be undeliverable.

Nutfield Conservation Society therefore calls for the Redhill Aerodrome site to also be withdrawn from consideration as a suitable location for a Garden Village.
See also the more detailed comments made to Tandridge Council                                     Request to remove Redhill Aerodrome as potential Garden Village site

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Nutfield Litter Pick - April 2017

Thanks to volunteers for another successful Village Litter-pick. 
We were pleased to receive the support of additional helpers this year which enabled more areas of the village to be included in the schedule. Thanks to Tandridge Council for providing additional picking equipment and removing the litter pile afterwards and appreciation to Nutfield Parish Council for extending their insurance cover for this community event.
The weather was particularly kind to us this year and over 60 bags of litter was collected, together with a large pile of used tyres dumped in roadside areas (obviously as a result of the change in recycling policy involving a charge being made for such items).
Nevertheless, the total bags collected this year was down on previous years,  which is a hopeful sign that the message is getting across
PUT LITTER IN BINS….OR TAKE IT HOME

It was pleasing to see those of you pictured above able to gather outside Holborn’s and participate in Dean’s kind hospitality after the event ended on the Sunday lunchtime.  
If you want to be involved in the Litter Pick next year please contact us via email:  info@nutfieldconservationsociety.org.uk
Many thanks to Committee Member Paul Beard for organising this event again which hopefully helps us all to focus on the importance of maintaining a Parish Litter-Free zone.