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.
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.
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:
Mrs Karen Newman
Elections were last held on 3rd May 2012.
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Our nine elected councillors are:
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.
Photo provided courtesy of The Woldingham Magazine