Monday, 29 January 2018

REDHILL AERODROME land 'safeguarded' by Reigate&Banstead Council

Running alongside the Tandridge Local Plan negotiations – is the consultation
(Regulation 19 Development Management Plan) from Reigate & Banstead Council
Refer to pages 158/159

Vast amounts of greenbelt are proposed to be 'safeguarded' (including part of Redhill Aerodrome) for possible housing development post 2027.  Less than 40% of the aerodrome land is within the Reigate & Banstead Authority boundary and the larger balance is controlled by Tandridge District Council.
DMP Sustainability Appraisal Oct 2017:  "The development is likely to have a significant negative impact on landscape character due to the size of the site in a currently undeveloped area in the countryside"
It is good that MP Crispin Blunt is opposed to any housing development on the aerodrome site - see his quote: “I will, therefore, be enlisting support for my opposition to the Redhill Aerodrome Development proposal in the coming months and believe that there is a groundswell of local like-minded opinion to support such a campaign”.
Any proposed housing development on green belt land on or adjacent to the aerodrome site will have a huge negative effect upon the local community with a large increase in traffic using local lanes which are already overloaded by vehicles using these as short-cuts.
  
THE CONSULTATION CLOSES at 5pm on Friday 23 February 2018 
Refer to the SUMMARY LIST OF OBJECTIONS  your own responses

See also the NCS RESPONSE ON DMP CONSULTATION


                                                                               

Saturday, 30 December 2017

Council query Government Housing Target for Tandridge

We were pleased to see that TDC have opposed the proposed Government housing target of 12900 suggested -  See Tandridge Council Press Release

There are already severe strains upon local greenbelt to achieve the current assessed housing need (OAN) of 9400 (470 pa) over a 20 year period under the proposed draft Local Plan, which met the original Government assessment of 9220 (461 pa).

However, local greenbelt will be decimated if there is an insistence from Government to increase the Tandridge number  to £12900 (645 pa), as this would not take into account the local conditions applying to the district involving several areas designated as AONB.

The Government appear to have have a mistaken belief that building a substantial number of houses in Surrey greenbelt will help to solve the current housing problem, although these houses are unlikely to be within the financial reach of most local people seeking to own their own property. These properties will more likely be purchased by investors in the private rental market thus inflating local property costs even more than currently.

There are some really critical stretches of greenbelt in the Tandridge district which will be lost forever if exposed to the pressure to build a housing volume far beyond any local need.
We hope the Government will resist their current approach and allow Tandridge Council to work within a realistic local housing need.


Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Redhill Aerodrome Housing Plan

NUTFIELD CONSERVATION SOCIETY OBJECT TO THE PROPOSED GARDEN VILLAGE DEVELOPMENT ON REDHILL AERODROME GREENBELT 
     
      This planned development will create a huge estate and cause urban spread from South Nutfield west towards Redhill and south towards Horley.

            also see >BBCSurrey/comments                         
     A  number of obstacles involved with the consideration of Redhill Aerodrome as a ‘Garden Village’ site have been identified by Tandridge District Council (TDC) which make the potential delivery  dates unrealistic within the 2033 timescale applicable to their Local Plan.
TDC have expressed in their Garden Village Consultation concerns that “…..development would not commence within a  timeframe that could suitably contribute to meeting any of TDC needs for the plan period which would be an unsound approach and highly challenged…..”
The site has performed a valuable purpose as a local aerodrome since 1930 and is an important strategic employment location within Tandridge district.

The area involved is critical Green Belt (as accepted in the 2014 Public Enquiry) and this inappropriate housing proposal would breach a number of protections afforded under the National Policy Planning Framework (NPPF).

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PLEASE NOTE THE CONSULTATION CLOSED ON 9th OCTOBER

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Nutfield Litter Pick - April 2017

Thanks to volunteers for another successful Village Litter-pick. 
We were pleased to receive the support of additional helpers this year which enabled more areas of the village to be included in the schedule. Thanks to Tandridge Council for providing additional picking equipment and removing the litter pile afterwards and appreciation to Nutfield Parish Council for extending their insurance cover for this community event.
The weather was particularly kind to us this year and over 60 bags of litter was collected, together with a large pile of used tyres dumped in roadside areas (obviously as a result of the change in recycling policy involving a charge being made for such items).
Nevertheless, the total bags collected this year was down on previous years,  which is a hopeful sign that the message is getting across
PUT LITTER IN BINS….OR TAKE IT HOME

It was pleasing to see those of you pictured above able to gather outside Holborn’s and participate in Dean’s kind hospitality after the event ended on the Sunday lunchtime.  
If you want to be involved in the Litter Pick next year please contact us via email:  info@nutfieldconservationsociety.org.uk
Many thanks to Committee Member Paul Beard for organising this event again which hopefully helps us all to focus on the importance of maintaining a Parish Litter-Free zone.

Wednesday, 21 December 2016

TANDRIDGE LOCAL PLAN













NOTE THAT UNDER THIS CONSULTATION TANDRIDGE COUNCIL IS CONSIDERING THAT THE VILLAGES OF NUTFIELD AND SOUTH NUTFIELD ARE RECLASSIFIED AS 'INSET' AREAS WHICH WILL INVOLVE LOSS OF EXISTING GREEN BELT STATUS.
View details on page 29 of >Sites Consultation 2016 - Green Belt Assessment 
See Conservation Society response >NCS response Dec 2016

Additional sites were submitted by developers too late for consideration in the 2016 Consultation and has now led to a new 'Garden Village' vision being agreed;      
See >TDC Garden Village strategy - March 2017

Five 'Garden Village' sites are being assessed by TDC under their Local Plan which includes the Redhill Aerodrome site   see >Five sites being assessed  .

Monday, 12 September 2016

GATWICK FLIGHTS OVER NUTFIELD

      

We continue opposition to Gatwick route 3 which directs planes over Nutfield at heights below 4000ft. See below the CAA record showing the altitudes of aircraft flying over the village on this route during 2013 and 2014. This shows during these years 50% of aircraft flew below 4000ft.      
See the NCS submission made to the Civil Aviation Authority requesting a full review regarding the changes made to this route following the implementation of RNAV technology Route 3 CAA Submission - November 2016

 




See also a response from The Dept of Transport regarding a planned reduction in costs for Gatwick night flights which will undoubtedly lead to an increased volume of these flights VIEW: Dept of Transport response - LGW Night Flights

Saturday, 5 March 2016

TANDRIDGE LOCAL PLAN

















See latest statements from Tandridge Council   > Update on TDC preparation of Local Plan
Note approach to build 4500 houses on Green Belt > See Redhill Aerodrome project

Earlier this year the Society carried out a review of the >Issues & Approaches document issued by Tandridge under the Regulation 18 Consultation see >NCS letter Feb 2016
The Society had particular concerns regarding the methodology being used to reclassify Green Belt within the area and our submission focused on these concerns.

We are now reviewing the revised Sites document forming the current consultation which commenced on 4th November 2016.