Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Redhill Aerodrome Housing Plan

      This planned development will create a huge estate and cause urban spread from South Nutfield west towards Redhill and south towards Horley.
      See details of our initial observations > NCS points being considered which may assist you when sending your own comments regarding this inappropriate development.
      These can be sent by email to       or writing to Tandridge District Council at: 8 Station Rd East, Oxted, Surrey RH8 0BT.       
Correspondence should have the heading "Garden Village Consultation".     
You have until Monday 9 October to make any comment.  
            also see >BBCSurrey/comments                         
     We are working closely with the  Parish Council regarding this critical campaign     see >details of Public Meeting 21 Sept                            
     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).

·     Residents living near to the aerodrome site have been extremely concerned at the prospect of this rural area being destroyed on the scale proposed by the housing development.  Although the site is not itself within the Surrey Hills AONB, it is a central view from Nutfield Ridge (a candidate for AONB status) and the negative impact issue pertains. This was given weight in 2014 when planning permission was refused for a hard runway in the Green Belt location.-  The proposers confirm that, due to access issues,  their proposal will not be deliverable unless a new motorway junction (and link) is built. Tandridge Council have put on record their concern about the absence of a commitment from Highways England for a new junction and further concern that, even if a commitment were to be given, the length of time that would be taken to build the junction would likely result in non-delivery of housing within the Local Plan period to 2033. 
Nutfield Conservation share Council’s concern and fear that additional Council resources are likely to be expended on considering a site that is in serious jeopardy of proving to be undeliverable.

Nutfield Conservation Society therefore calls for the Redhill Aerodrome site to be withdrawn from consideration as a suitable location for a Garden Village.
See also our detailed comments made to Tandridge Council                                     Request to remove Redhill Aerodrome as potential Garden Village site

Click here to access the Tandridge Garden-Villages-Consultation documents
which include:  1.  Garden Villages main document/Consultation Questionnaire/and supporting documents
and 2.  Specific Redhill Aerodrome proposal documents:  Masterplan/Presentation and Representation 

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

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:
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.