Thank you to all those who came to St Andrew's Church, Cobham on Thursday 19th September 2019 to attend the Cobham Green Belt Group's public meeting to discuss the Elmbridge Local Housing Plan.
The church was packed out with concerned residents who wanted to understand more about the consultation options, especially when the Elmbridge council public meeting focused on Cobham, Oxshott, Downside and Stoke D'Abernon was unable to accommodate all those who wanted to attend.
After a warm welcome by Mike Branscombe, the vicar of St Andrew's, Sir Gerry Acher of the Cobham Conservation gave an introduction about the consultation and emphasised how important it was that all residents took part in the consultation before it closed on Monday 30th September 2019.
Adrian Wise, Chairman of the Cobham Green Belt Group, then gave a presentation about the consultation options and details of the housing numbers involved. He also explained why Option 4 was the best option. The presentation slides can be downloaded here.
Councillor James Browne then gave some further background about the consultation and explained all the local councillors were recommending Option 4.
Gerry Acher then opened the Questions and Answers section and invited other local residents associations to join the panel at the front. Residents then had the opportunity to ask questions and to express their concerns.
Finally, Gerry Acher thanked the panel and the residents for taking the time to get involved and urged everyone to take the next steps:-
- Complete the Questionnaire via the Elmbridge Borough Council website
- Encourage all your Friends and Families to complete the questionnaire
- Visit the www.cobhamgreenbelt.org.uk website for more information, suggestions help.
- Choose Option 4
- Complete all the questions and say what else you want in the local plan