Green fields to new Primary School & sports facilities?

Green fields to new Primary School & sports facilities?

One of Cranleigh Society’s members has looked at the plans very carefully and is fearful about the plans as they stand – what do you think?

“Surrey County Council is planning to relocate Cranleigh CoE Primary School to the playing fields behind the houses on the Common and build over 70 houses on the existing school site opposite Glebelands.   Parents of very young children will have to access the school via two long narrow passageways, one running up from the Common opposite the Curry Inn, and the other from the corner of Parsonage Road. There is no parking provision nearby so busy parents will probably park on the Common, in the driveways or simply stop in the High Street and allow their children to run across the green sward to the entrance of the footpath.  This would lead to traffic chaos and is very unsafe for the children.  The police will not be able to prevent parents from parking on the Common.

The new school should be built on its present site, in the heart of the village with safe access via the post office to the High Street.  The playing fields should be retained for use by the school for sport, especially as the pupil numbers will increase to over 600.

The idea of funding a new school by selling its land to build houses whilst disposing of a playing field is totally unacceptable – it’s certainly not in the children’s or village’s best interests.  This application is driven by financial considerations and housing targets.  Surely, with all the new houses being built around Cranleigh the developers should be made to contribute towards building a new school on its present site??”

The planning and regulatory committee is due to consider this application in June.  If you wish to comment go to

planning360.waverley.gov.uk 
Ref WA/2018/2044 

Planning Application WA/2018/2044 – Valid From 05/12/2018
GLEBELANDS SCHOOL, PARSONAGE ROAD, CRANLEIGH, GU6 7AN
Consultation under regulation 3 for construction of a two and single storey building with associated car parking provision landscaping all-weather sports pitch and new access from parsonage road to provide a replacement for Cranleigh primary school 
EVIDENCE NEEDED by Task Group for Dumps – sorry – CRCs

EVIDENCE NEEDED by Task Group for Dumps – sorry – CRCs

EVIDENCE REQUIRED TO SAVE OUR DUMP! – sorry – Community Recycling Centre

We must prove somehow that we need the centre more than previously measured!  We must learn to use it for just recycling! So instead of just avoiding it or being even more careful with our lives and rubbish, we must present some evidence to keep it open!  Can you?  If so please send it to us and we will go to County Hall with the evidence! Or send straight to Cllr Andrew Povey Surrey County Council

We used to call it the dump – you know that place at the end of Elmbridge Road where the kind people helped us all with any kind of stuff we needed to get rid of.

Whether we are people helping old folk, our families or just clearing out the garage – we all need to clear out sometimes.   

Surrey County Council discovered that ours is one of 4 in Surrey that isn’t used as much as all the others.  They think they should just close it and save the money. 

Petitions, letters and conversations helped to get this postponed – so what now?

Surrey County Council Councillor Andrew Povey is Chairman of a task group. It is  tasked with finding out and reporting on the issues of the Community Recycling Centres around Surrey.

He has written to many interested parties to invite evidence around the CRCs.  He can, in due course, forward some of the paperwork to Cranleigh Society. 

If Cranleigh Civic Society would like to give evidence to the task group he can ensure that we are invited to County Hall to present the evidence. 

thank you!!!

Cranleigh Society News

Cranleigh Society News

Cranleigh Society News 9 Feb 2019

Firstly – Social –  join us at The Three Horseshoes pub on Monday 11th Feb, any time from 6.30pm – let’s share a drink, chat and action plans too. There is always an option to buy meals or snacks too. 

Next – Cranleigh Society asks – What would YOU say and want to know from Waverley if you were sitting in a room with their undivided attention?  Our next meeting is coming up.

Soon – What would YOU ask MP Anne Milton when she next comes to Cranleigh?  Flood forum – Friday 22nd March  10.30am Band Room – VERY Important YOU attend. We will provide information sheets and hope to sort out the lack of microphones by then for the Band Room. Let us have your worries and questions please.

Surrey County Council consultations – so here’s the thing – our democracy requires many things such as hard working officers working for the community and elected Councillors, such as consultations – when they get to points where they can see a large impact on communities – and they have to count them and take their views into account. So if we don’t write in etc. we don’t count!!! Please go onto the Website for Surrey County Council consultations and read what they have put up. BTW – if ever you can’t – please go to the library and ask for help with the computers there – it’s your right and this too could be taken away if not used enough.

Cranleigh Parish Council – all public are welcome to their meetings – and there is a moment in those meetings when the councillors are free to discuss matters more openly when the public are excluded – reasonably. Local planning applications are considered by members of the Planning Committee on a three weekly basis.  The Planning List of planning applications to be considered by the Committee is displayed at the Council Offices. Look at their web site – meetings for dates – they change!

There are twelve Parish Councillors who take an active part in village life and who are elected to represent the community. The Council has adopted a Business Plan for the period 2019 – 2023 which can be viewed here.  CPC looks after many amenities – Snoxhall fields, village Hall, Cemetery, Allotments, and also lists information about ROAD CLOSURES, REPORTING FLOODING, DEFIBRILLATOR, FIRST RESPONDERS.

Cranleigh Neighbourhood Plan is up for reading and commenting up – please see their web site – click the top tab Neighbourhood plan, then Draft, then Regulation 14 consultation!

FLOOD ALERTS – GOV.UK WEB SITE – https://flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk/warnings

Thank you for reading this far – please do join in

County Needs You!

County Needs You!

Subject: Surrey Waste Local Plan: Publication of Submission Plan for representations

Visit www.surreycc.gov.uk/newwasteplan and complete the questionnaire. Views need to be submitted by 24 February 2019.

Last month, Surrey County Council’s Cabinet approved Surrey’s new Waste Local Plan for publication. We are required to produce the plan which contains planning policies and potential sites for new facilities to manage the county’s waste.

Before it can be adopted by the county council, it now has to be submitted to the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government and examined in public by an independent planning inspector.

Residents and businesses together with all other stakeholders, including districts and boroughs, now have a final opportunity to comment on our Submission Plan, and have their views considered by the inspector. To do this they can visit www.surreycc.gov.uk/newwasteplan and complete the questionnaire. Views need to be submitted by 24 February 2019.

We are running a communications campaign on digital channels to reach residents and encourage them to share their views on the proposed plan. Please do encourage residents, businesses and stakeholders to feed in their views.

We are encouraging representations to be made online where at all possible. Nevertheless there is the opportunity to submit representations by email or in writing. Hard copies of documents will be available at district and borough offices and by calling 03456 009 009 or texting 07860 053 456.

For more information, please visit the Minerals and Waste Planning Policy webpage for the new waste plan: www.surreycc.gov.uk/newwasteplan. Or if you wish to contact an officer in the Minerals & Waste Policy Team please email wasteplan@surreycc.gov.uk and they will get back to you.

Surrey County Councillor
Email: mike.goodman@surreycc.gov.uk