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More Green Belt sites under review

by Mike Ward on 1 June, 2014

400 new houses and new school for Beare Green? New sites also proposed for Capel, Charlwood & Hookwood New sites are being included in Mole Valley’s Green Belt Review. Formal consultation is expected to start on these sites on Monday 9 June and will run until 21 July. So if you have views it’s important […]

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Farming sunshine in Beare Green?

by Mike Ward on 8 January, 2014

TGC Renewables, a renewable energy firm, is showing interest in developing a solar farm on land at Crackerbarrel Farm in Beare Green. The plan is to build banks of solar panels, known as a ‘solar array’ on farmland either side of the Capel Bypass (A24), just south of Beare Green Roundabout. The panels would face […]

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Cherkley costs rise as Council ignores public opinion

by Mike Ward on 27 December, 2013

Mole Valley District Council has decided to carry on with its legal action defending its decision to grant planning permission for a golf course at Cherkley Court rather than leaving the legal action to the developers. This decision was taken in the face of a petition signed by over 700 people expressing strong opposition and […]

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Green Belt Review Consultation details revealed

by Mike Ward on 27 December, 2013

Mole Valley District Council is consulting on around 70 potential sites where up to 1,000 homes and some traveller sites could be built in the Green Belt on the edges of towns and villages. The proposals result from the District Council seeking to meet a target of providing 3,760 new homes in the District in […]

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Mole Valley District Council’s Development Control Committee has recommended that the application for green waste processing at Swires Farm should be rejected. The application will be decided at Surrey County Council’s Planning Committee on 8 January. Speaking in the debate, Liberal Democrat Councillor, Valerie Homewood (Beare Green), said, “Henfold Lane is narrow. It’s got a […]

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Swires Farm Henfold Lane new waste application

by Mike Ward on 24 October, 2013

The owners of Swires Farm, Henfold Lane, have submitted another planning application for a windrow composting plant (to process green refuse) on their land. Composting our garden waste locally is of course a good idea in principle and may well save the Council money. The question is whether this site is an appropriate place to […]

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Please sign our petition against the recent decision of the Conservative/Independent administration of Mole Valley District Council to appeal against a High Court judgement overturning a planning approval for a hotel and golf course at Cherkley Court, Leatherhead. This is an historic house with extensive grounds in a sensitive, Green Belt location. Your Liberal Democrat […]

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Kiln Lane Brockham – 3rd application refused

by Mike Ward on 22 October, 2013

A 3rd application for a new housing development at Kiln Lane in Brockham has been refused. This time the request was for 34 houses of which 15 were ‘affordable’. This follows two previous applications that were rejected for 45 and 44 houses. The rejection of the first application was confirmed by the appeal decision made […]

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Locals to get better share of social housing?

by Mike Ward on 15 August, 2013

My colleague Paul Potter, Mole Valley District Councillor for Brockham, Betchworth & Buckland, is trying to get a better deal for local residents when it comes to allocating social housing. He wants villagers to have more chance of being able to remain in the village where they grew up or have family, work or school […]

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Hookwood – Speed Limits a step nearer

by Mike Ward on 20 June, 2013

Lower speed limits for Hookwood moved a step nearer last week when the Local Committee approved 30 mph limits for Povey Cross Road and Reigate Road and 40 mph for the A217 between the Hookwood roundabout and the Longbridge roundabout. The Committee also decided to ask the Cabinet Member to agree to 40 mph for […]

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