JOINT STATEMENT FROM LINGFIELD PARISH COUNCIL AND THE NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN STEERING GROUP – Issued 9th August 2018

Tandridge District Council (TDC) Local Plan Consultation

Site allocation for development in Conservation Area and Green Belt fields behind The Star public house, Church Road and bordering Town Hill and Station Road.

Lingfield Parish Council and the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group are opposed to development in the fields behind The Star public house (as set out in TDC’s Local Plan).

Following a public meeting at St Peter & St Paul Church held on July 26th, and attended by some 200 people, we believe we are representing the views of the majority of residents in this respect.

We are currently seeking further legal clarification on Tandridge District Council’s failure to consult on this site. Any advice received on this will be included in guidance we propose to issue to residents to assist them when responding to the consultation.

It is important that arguments are framed correctly and since the documentation has only recently been released we, and others, need time to read these and formulate appropriate responses. We want as many people as possible to write in but this has to be done in quite a particular way. The comments need to be focussed on specific policies in the draft plan and focus on two matters - these are the soundness and legal compliance of the plan.

We are working to help residents frame their responses and we assure you that we will formulate guidelines for your responses in good time to meet the 10th September deadline for the consultation.

WE WILL BE HOLDING A SECOND PUBLIC MEETING ON WEDNESDAY 5TH SEPTEMBER IN ST PETER AND ST PAUL’S CHURCH, STARTING AT 7.30PM to issue guidance notes on how to respond to this consultation in an appropriate manner. This information will also be available on the Neighbourhood Plan and Parish Council websites.

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Petition to Reduce Speed Limit

Lingfield Common Road

After 18 months of communication with Surrey County Council (SCC), Surrey Police, local representatives and a speed survey in December 2017 no action has been agreed to reduce the speed limit on Lingfield Common Road, despite further accidents in this period.

Residents have agreed that we need a joined-up approach. We have therefore worked together to create an on-line petition which sets out our request to Surrey County Council as follows:

We the undersigned petition SCC to lower the speed limit on Lingfield Common Road.

1. Reduction in current speed limits of 50mph and 40mph to 30mph throughout from the junction at Ray Lane to the junction with Crowhurst Road and Station Road.

2. Painting of double white lines throughout to prevent overtaking.

3. Police presence with speed cameras on a regular basis covering different times of the day and night to deter and fine speeding drivers.

Resident concerns are:

1. Excess speeds, especially during rush hours and late at night, creating dangerous conditions and high volumes of noise.

2. Excess heavy goods vehicles, also travelling at speed creating high volumes of noise and causing houses on Lingfield Common Road to shudder.

3. Poor sight lines, creating difficult and dangerous conditions due to speed of traffic when pulling in and out of resident drive ways, and turning in and out of resident roads.

4. Dangerous conditions when walking on pavement due to narrowness of pavement and speed of traffic.

We need a minimum of 30 signatures for the petition to be considered at the next Local Committee which is Friday 21st September 2018 at 1.30pm. Petitions need to be submitted 14 days prior, therefore, to be heard at the September meeting a petition would need to be submitted by 7th September 2018. This petition will therefore close on 6th September 2018.

Please can we have your support in making Lingfield Common Road a safer road for all residents. Please sign the petition NOW.

Please visit http://petitions.surreycc.gov.uk/SpeedLCR/ and sign the petition to reduce the speed limit as detailed above.

Note: SCC will only accept one email address per person and you must complete your name, address and email address in order for your submission to be counted. If you have multiple use of an email address at your residence you will need to create additional email addresses for them to be counted or request that your name is added as an off-line signature.


 

Draft Local Plan Consultation 

 

The Draft Local Plan Consultation starts today Monday 30 July at 9am and runs until 5pm on Monday 10 September. This consultation is an opportunity for residents to have their say about the legal compliance and soundness of the draft Local Plan, which will deliver:

  • A new Garden Community of around 4,000 homes in South Godstone.
  • Thousands of new jobs for the district.
  • New health care facilities, plus upgrades to existing health centres.
  • Two new primary schools and a new secondary school, plus improvements to many existing schools.
  • Road and rail improvements.
  • New play areas and improvements to existing play areas.
  • Measures to alleviate flood risk.

A fact sheet containing information about the plan’s contents in relation to each area is being delivered to every household in the district. The content includes sites for new homes, employment and infrastructure improvements. The information contained in the leaflet can be found on the website at www.tandridge.gov.uk/localplan.

 

The Draft Local Plan document is also available on the website, along with a Get the Facts leaflet and information about how to take part in the consultation. Hard copies of all the documents are available to view in libraries and at the Council Offices in Oxted.

 

Anyone can make comments by:

Councillor Keith Jecks, Chair of the Planning Policy Committee, said: “This is the last opportunity for residents and other stakeholders to have their say about the plan before comments are analysed and it is presented to a government appointed planning inspector. Unlike earlier consultations which considered alternative options, Regulation 19 is solely concerned with the legal compliance and soundness of the draft plan. This is a long and complex planning process and I appreciate it can be difficult to understand. All comments received will be made available to the inspector, so please do take part.

 

“In preparing this plan we have had to make some difficult decisions. We have had challenging and robust debates at recent committee meetings. But standing still and keeping things as they are is not an option. We believe we have put together a plan which will keep this district vibrant, thriving and sustainable for the next generation.”

More details on how to get involved

Where to view the documents

The consultation document and associated technical studies are available to view on the District Council’s website (www.tandridge.gov.uk/localplan) or alternatively the document can be viewed on our consultation portal where comments can also be made directly (http://consult.tandridge.gov.uk/portal/).

Hard copies of the documents can be viewed in the Council Offices (8 Station Road East, Oxted, Surrey RH8 0BT) between the opening hours of 08:30 and 17:00 Monday to Thursday and 8:30 to 16:30, on Fridays.

Each of the of the libraries in the district (Oxted, Warlingham, Lingfield, Caterham on the Hill and Caterham Valley) as well as Edenbridge, Horley and Redhill libraries, have also been issued with documents for the public to view. The opening times of these are set out below:

Oxted Library,

12 Gresham Road

Oxted

Surrey

RH8 0BQ

Monday Closed

Tuesday 9.30am–5pm

Wednesday 9.30am–5pm

Thursday 9.30am–5pm

Friday 9.30am–5pm

Saturday 9.30am–5pm

Sunday Closed

Caterham Valley Library

Stafford Road

Caterham

Surrey

CR3 6JG

Monday Closed

Tuesday 9.30am–5pm

Wednesday 9.30am–5pm

Thursday 9.30am–5pm

Friday 9.30am–5pm

Saturday 9.30am–5pm

Sunday Closed

Caterham Hill Library

Caterham Hill Library

Westway

Caterham

Surrey

CR3 5TP

Monday 2pm - 5pm

Tuesday 10am - 1pm and 2pm - 5pm

Wednesday Closed

Thursday 10am - 1pm and 2pm - 5pm

Friday 10am - 1pm and 2pm - 5pm

Saturday 10am - 4pm

Sunday Closed

Lingfield Library

The Guest House

Vicarage Road

Lingfield

Surrey

RH7 6HA

Monday Closed

Tuesday 2pm–5pm

Wednesday 2pm–5pm

Thursday 10am–5pm

Friday 2pm–5pm

Saturday 10am–4pm

Sunday Closed

Warlingham Community Library

Shelton Avenue

Warlingham

Surrey

CR6 9NF

Monday Closed

Tuesday 9.30am - 1pm and 2pm - 5pm

Wednesday Closed

Thursday 9.30am - 1pm and 2pm - 5pm

Friday 9.30am - 1pm and 2pm - 5pm

Saturday 10am - 1pm and 1.30 - 4pm

Sunday Closed

Redhill Library

Warwick Quadrant

Redhill

Surrey

RH1 1NN

Monday 9.30am–5.30pm

Tuesday 9.30am–7pm

Wednesday 9.30am–5.30pm

Thursday 9.30am–7pm

Friday 9.30am–5.30pm

Saturday 9.30am–5pm

Sunday Closed

Horley Library

Victoria Road

Horley

Surrey

RH6 7AG

Monday Closed

Tuesday 9.30am–5pm

Wednesday 9.30am–5pm

Thursday 9.30am–5pm

Friday 9.30am–5pm

Saturday 9.30am–5pm

Sunday Closed

Edenbridge Library

The Eden Centre

Four Elms Road

Edenbridge

Kent

TN8 6BY

Sunday Closed

Monday 9.00am - 6.00pm

Tuesday 9.00am - 6.00pm

Wednesday 9.00am - 6.00pm

Thursday 9.00am - 6.00pm

Friday 9.00am - 6.00pm

Saturday 9.00am - 1.00pm

Representations

The Consultation runs from 9:00 on Monday 30 July until Monday 10 September at 17:00, by which time all comments must be received.

You can send us your comments using the online consultation portal Objective http://consult.tandridge.gov.uk/portal/ which allows you to access Our Local Plan: 2033 Consultation document and directly comment on the Plan. Alternatively you can submit your comments by:

  • E-mail to localplan@tandridge.gov.uk
  • Post to Local Plan Consultation, Strategy Team, Tandridge District Council, Council Offices, 8 Station Road East, Oxted, Surrey RH8 0BT

Please note that for a comment to be formally accepted, a name and contact address (preferably e-mail) must be provided. Comments to the Local Plan are part of the evidence base which supports the document. As such, all comments submitted as part of the consultation will be made publically viewable at the appropriate time.

Due to the technical nature of the Regulation 19 consultation and a focus on the soundness and legal compliance of the document; a guidance note to assist you in your response has been prepared. Following the guidance note and questions posed on the questionnaire is strongly recommended as this will ensure that comments are related to matters relevant to the subsequent examination by a Planning Inspector. If you are objecting to the proposed submission Local Plan and wish to speak at the examination, it is imperative that you make this clear on your representation form. Where comments submitted are not clear about whether they relate to a matter of soundness or legal compliance, the Council will make a judgement as to which matter they best relate.

If you have any further queries, please contact the Strategy Team on 01883 722000.

 

Vacancy for a Litter Warden

We are looking for a litter warden to work 10 hours a week to enhance the service provided by Tandridge District Council

The rate of pay is £9 per hour

If you are interested please contact the Parish Clerk on 01342 835557

Or email lingfieldpc@gmail.com

 

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The Report to the Annual Parish Assembly can be viewed here

 

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WALK LEAFLETS NOW AVAILABLE !!

The parish council has arranged for the printing of a series of 8 walk leaflets which were produced by Sandra Silvester.

Copies of the walk leaflets are available from the community centre.

 

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Grants

If you belong to a local organisation and have a project you need to fund, please contact the clerk for an application form.