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Flood Grant Deadline Extended

by Mike Ward on 15 February, 2015

The County Council has extended the deadline for applying for grants to protect homes against future flooding to 20 March 2015. The grants are available to people who were flooded between 1 December 2013 and 31 March 2014. They are for measures to contain or reduce the impact of future flooding and the maximum is […]

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Liberal Democrat Roger Abbott is calling for Surrey County Council to carry out a full geological survey to understand the sources of groundwater flooding threats to Brockham & Betchworth. Please sign his petition. He says, “The risk of flooding continues to be a major concern in parts of our villages. A large element of this […]

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Gatwick noise increased? New campaign group formed

by Mike Ward on 21 October, 2014

A new campaign group, PlaneWrong, has been  formed to campaign against the changes in Gatwick departure routes to the north of the airport. People across a wide area from Capel to Beare Green and Coldharbour and then across the Holmwoods, Brockham, Betchworth & Leigh to Reigate and Redhill and beyond are being affected for the […]

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Aircraft nuisance to continue to November

by Mike Ward on 13 August, 2014

Information from the Civil Aviation Authority reveals that the noise nuisance from aircraft flying the new flight paths is likely to continue until November. A review and final decision is due at that point. This means that it is vital to keep complaining, even after the consultation closes on 14 August, whenever we are disturbed […]

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If you live in The Holmwoods, Beare Green, Capel or parts of Brockham, Betchworth & Leigh, you will have been only too aware of the increase in flights and noise overhead since the start of the year. For many of us, we have gone from having occasional flights, but not enough to be much of […]

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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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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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Brockham – Wheelers Lane Parking Proposals

by Mike Ward on 20 June, 2013

        Following requests from residents to deal with road safety and access issues caused by parking in Wheelers Lane, proposals have been agreed to limit parking as indicated on the map above. The red line means no parking at any time and the green line restricts parking Monday to Saturday. There will […]

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Major Road Repair Programme but gaps remain

by Mike Ward on 20 June, 2013

The County Council has announced a major programme of road repairs throughout the County thanks to additional funding from the Government. This means that several roads will be repaired over the next 5 years including some that have been in poor condition for some time and that we have mentioned here or in FOCUS. These […]

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