Woldingham Parish Council
Our Parish Council meets at 7.30pm on the last Thursday of every month in the Village Hall (except July & October which are held in the Garden Village). The public is welcome to attend and may speak on any matter before the meeting begins. They should advise the Clerk before the meeting starts that they wish to speak.
**** Woldingham Neighbourhood Plan: Consultation on Minimum Plot Size and Downsizing ****
The Parish Council has been working on the Woldingham Neighbourhood Plan. Once in place it will help shape the development of Woldingham over the next fifteen years. Last year we carried out a Residents' Survey. It helped to confirm a number of policy areas which residents wished to be given priority in the Plan. We are now seeking your further views on two of the policies in the Plan: a policy on minimum plot size for dwellings and a policy on smaller accommodation units for downsizing.We warmly welcome your participation in this consultation. We would be grateful if you could also encourage other residents to complete the consultation by post (you should receive your consultation booklet by post shortly) or online at Woldingham Neighbourhood Plan or surveymonkey.com/.
THE REPLY DEADLINE BY FREEPOST OR ONLINE IS 31st JANUARY 2015.
With best wishes
Chairman of Woldingham Parish Council
Chairman of Woldingham Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group
Phone 01883 653371
EXTENDING PERMITTED DEVELOPMENT RIGHTS CONSULTATION - YOUR PARISH COUNCIL RESPONSE
The Government has been consulting on various relaxations
of the Permitted Development regulations that would allow
the construction of home extensions measuring up to double
the current size limits. Extensions of up to 8 metres
would be allowed without the need to get planning
permission - or even tell the neighbours! The Parish
Council finds this unacceptable. For some time we have
been campaigning for removal of anomalies in the current
regulations and for their disapplication to the Green
Belt. The new proposals would greatly increase the threat
to the Green Belt around Woldingham. They would also be a
big potential threat to the character of the urban part of
the village. The claimed economic benefit has been widely
challenged. We have issued leaflets encouraging residents
to lodge objections to the DCLG online consultation by the
response deadline of 24th December and/or to write as soon
as possible to Sam Gymah MP, at the House of Commons.
Please feel free to quote our arguments if you wish.
Click here to view our strategy paper
Reviewing planning applications is one of our major
activities. To help preserve the character of the Village
the Parish Council produced a Village Design Statement
(VDS) that has been adopted by Tandridge District Council.
Compliance with it ensures that our village maintains its
unique desirable character, non-compliance is likely to
lead to a failed planning application.
Any correspondence to the Parish Council should be sent
to the clerk at the address below or by email as follows:
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Mrs Karen Newman
Elections were last held on 3rd May 2012.
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Keith Jecks (co-opted September 25th, 2014)
The role of the Council covers planning, highways (including pathways), transport and community facilities & projects. All matters currently being dealt with are included in the minutes of the Council's meetings which are posted on this web site.