Green Belt at Risk - Knowle Park, Stoke D'Abernon
Green Belt at Risk - Chippings Farm, Cobham
Green Belt at Risk - Knowle Park
Green Belt at Risk - Chippings Farm, Cobham
The Cobham Green Belt Group and its affiliated local groups from Cobham, Oxshott, Downside and Stoke D’Abernon, are pleased to invite the public to a meeting to discuss the Elmbridge Borough Council’s Local Plan consultation on Thursday 19th September 2019 at 7.30pm.
The consultation asks residents to choose between five ‘strategic options’ to help the council draft this Local Plan and is open until 30th September 2019. We will be joined at our meeting by our local councillors led by James Browne who will be pivotal as this plan develops.
These Options include one that foresees 16,300 new homes in Elmbridge. This would nearly double our local population as our share of these new houses would be both in our further developed urban areas and in two or more large areas of our local Green Belt (see www.cobhamgreenbelt.org.uk for more details).
The meeting will give all local residents an opportunity to hear and discuss these options, and how we may influence the final plan.
The meeting will be held at St. Andrew’s Church, Downside Bridge Road, Cobham KT11 3EJ. There is limited car parking there and on the local streets. Free car parking in the Hollyhedge Road car park is available from 7pm onwards.
We hope you and all your friends and neighbours will be able to join us for this important event.
The Cobham, Oxshott and Stoke D'Abernon meeting on the 2nd Sept 2019 is Sold Out but will be webcast live at 7pm so you will be able to attend ‘virtually’ via the following link:
These webcasts are also available to view via this link after the meeting so you do have an opportunity to see what was said from the following day.
The Cobham Green Belt Group has been studying the Elmbridge Local Plan Consultation and recommends residents respond to the questionnaire by choosing Option 4.
Further information of how you can find out more and take part in the consultation is available on our Local Plan Consultation pages.
The Elmbridge Borough Council (EBC) Local Plan consultation opened on 19th August 2019 as expected and now that we have access to the full consultation documentation our team is busy analysing the information.
The consultation information and online questionnaire are provided via the EBC consultation website which has had some technical problems, and some have had problems navigating the site and finding the questionnaire itself.
The technical problems seem to have been resolved but some are still having problems navigating the site. In particular, access to the online questionnaire is not obvious as it appears at the foot of the “A New Local Plan: The Options Consultation” page, which is not seen unless you scroll to the very bottom of the page.
The free EBC’s public meeting on the 2nd September 2019 for Cobham, Oxshott, Downside and Stoke D’Abernon is 'Sold Out' but we are pressing the council to provide an additional one for Cobham, Oxshott, Downside and Stoke D’Abernon. You can register to attend one of the other meetings even though their focus will be on a different area of Elmbridge. The dates of the meetings currently announced are:-
You can only attend one of the meetings and you must have a ticket. To obtain your ticket you must register online via the following link:
All these meetings will be webcast live so you will be able to attend ‘virtually’ via the following link:
The Cobham Green Belt Group will be having a public meeting in mid-September (venue and date to be confirmed soon) to give residents an opportunity to ask questions about the process and hopefully get answers. We will be inviting our councillors to join us at that meeting.
Our team is analysing the information provided and will provide advice and recommendations via the www.cobhamgreenbelt.org.uk website by the 1st September 2019. This will enable our residents to take part before the end of the consultation on Mon 30th September 2019.
In the meantime, do register on the EBC Consultation website at
and look at the information available.
One of the key EBC documents is “The Options Consultation Document”. For your convenience we have made it available via the following link in case you have difficulty finding it on the Elmbridge Consultation Website:
For all the latest consultation documentation and the questionnaire, be sure to visit