Category Archives: Parish News

New Pond Road replacement bridge road closure

New Pond Road  B3000 will be closed with diversions from 23rd April to 13th July inclusive

A drop in session will take place on Tuesday 20th February 2018 at Shalford Village Upper Hall, Kings Road Shalford between 16.00pm and 19.00pm where members of the project team will be able to answer questions about the project

Please click on the link for further details here

Public Art For Shalford…

Guildford Borough Council has obtained a S106 payment (£4,500) from the new houses on the old Nelco Works in Station Road for a piece of public art in the village.

It has been suggested that this should be something with a naturalistic theme, that it should enhance the area, and be where as many people as possible will see it – maybe near the pond, another part of the Common, the railway bridge or the Orchard between the bridge and Snooty’s Grocery Store. Suggestions so far include a Swift Tower, an interactive information board but there is no definite plan yet.

Guildford BC will lead on commissioning an artist and developing a brief to produce the work. We want to involve residents in the decision making and development of the project so if you have ideas and would like to be involved or would like more information.

Please contact the Parish Council office on 01483 459108 or shalfordpc@gmail.com

Many thanks,

The Shalford PC Team.

Dunsfold Park Development

DUNSFOLD PARK DEVELOPMENT  

As reported over recent months, the planning application for this development has been ‘called in’ to be decided by the Secretary of State after a Public Inquiry. The Inquiry opens at the offices of Waverley Borough Council (WBC) in Godalming on 18th July this year and is estimated to last for 12 days. This has taken everyone by surprise, because there is usually some delay in making the necessary arrangements. It seems likely that the early date has been chosen to keep in step with the Examination of  WBC’s Local Plan (opening on 27th June), which depends on the Dunsfold development of 1800+houses and associated facilities to meet much of the Borough’s housing needs. 

The case for refusing the planning application is being made jointly by two bodies: the POW (Protect Our Waverley campaign) and the group known as the Joint Parish Councils, which in addition to Shalford PC includes eight councils from Waverley Borough and two from West Sussex.  Procedure at the Inquiry will be very like that of a trial, and funding is needed for legal representation and expert evidence from planning and traffic consultants. Parish Councils in the areas which would be most affected by the development are contributing to a fund for this purpose, and in addition a fair amount of money has already been raised by the POW from fund-raising events and donations from individual residents. However, the unexpectedly early date for the Inquiry means that additional funds are urgently required.

 At its April meeting Shalford PC resolved to make a contribution to the Joint PCs’ fund. In   reaching this decision, Councillors took into account the consequences for the parish if the Secretary of State decides to permit the development. In order to ‘mitigate’ the additional congestion which the development would create on roads between Dunsfold and Guildford, a package of measures known as the ‘Shalford Common Works’ would be carried out. A new roundabout would be created at the junction of the Broadford Road with the Horsham Road (A281), the existing roundabout at the junction of the A281 and Kings Road (A248) would be improved and the road between the two roundabouts would also be ‘improved’. The new road system would be required to make provision for pedestrians, cyclists and buses. At the very least, these plans must involve the construction of major traffic lanes in both directions on the A281 and the loss of significant parts of Shalford Common, particularly around the cricket green, changing the character of this central part of the village for ever.  A statement would be developed in consultation with GBC, detailing the process for deregistering the common and transferring the land required for the works.

In our view, this threat to the centre of Shalford village and the common would by itself be sufficient reason for supporting the Joint Parish Councils’ opposition to the development, but councillors are well aware that Chilworth and Peasmarsh will also suffer from the increase of traffic on New Road, Broadford Road and the Old Portsmouth Road, and the growth of rat-runs along narrow country lanes.  The JPCs’ fund for fighting the development is being co-ordinated by Alfold Parish Council and Shalford PC will decide how much to contribute to it at the May meeting. If you share our concern about the effect this development would have on the parish, please make a donation to the fund – for details of how to do so, see below

Cheques can be made payable to Alford Parish Council and sent to them c/o Lock House Lodge, Knightons Lane, Dunsfold GU8 4NU. For details of making a BACS payment please contact

clerk@alfoldparishcouncil.co.uk

Surrey County Council and Guildford Borough Council Consultations

Surrey Country Council Consultation on Community Recycling Centres

The following explanation for the consultation were received in a letter from SCC Cllr Mike Goodman, Cabinet Member for Transport and Environment

I am writing to let you know that Surrey County Council is launching a consultation about possible changes to community recycling centres (CRCs).

The Council very much regrets having to make these proposals. Whilst they create efficiencies, which take into current account patterns of use, they are at the same time a reduction in service that I know is highly valued by our residents.

Continued cuts to funding, rising costs and increasing demand for key services means that the need to find savings has reached unprecedented levels. This year alone we need to make savings of more than £100m – that’s about 10% of our overall budget.

The following changes are proposed:

  1. Permanent closure of four smaller CRCs – Bagshot, Cranleigh, Dorking and Warlingham
  2. Ending the free daily allowance of non-household waste
  3. Closing CRCs on two weekdays so all sites are open for five days a week
  4. Restricting users of vans, trailers and pick-ups to larger CRCs only
  5. Ensuring CRCs in Camberley and Farnham are only used by Surrey residents

For more information, please visit the consultation webpage at www.surreycc.gov.uk/recyclingcentres. The questionnaire will be live from Friday 23 June.

Hard copies will also be available at CRCs and by calling 03456 009 009 or texting 07860 053 456. The consultation closes on Monday 7 August. We are encouraging consultation returns to be made via the above webpage where at all possible for ease of processing.

The consultation responses will be used to inform the final plans which will be agreed by SCC’s cabinet this autumn. Your support in encouraging residents to take part in the consultation is appreciated.

Although I understand why these changes will not be welcomed I do firmly believe that they will allow a comprehensive and efficient CRC service to Surrey’s residents to be maintained while delivering savings to the taxpayer to help protect essential services.

Shalford PC response can be seen here – SCC Recycling response

Guildford Borough Council Local Plan

The final consultation stage of the borough Local Plan is now underway and finishes at Monday 24th July at midday

Residents can comment online or in writing to Guildford Borough Council. Full details of the Local Plan can be seen at

www.guildford.gov.uk/newlocalplan/proposedsubmissions

This consultation will only deal with changes to the proposals from 2016, although all comments will go to the Planning Inspector.

Shalford PC comments can be seen here – Local Plan Final Consultation comments

Comments from the 2016 consultation can be see here – Local Plan response July 2016

Comments from the 2014 consultation can be see here – Local Plan response Sept 2014

Guilford Towncentre Masterplan Consultation

The plan is looking at making improvements to the town centre by adding more pedestrianised areas, better access for cyclists and pedestrians , and encouraging traffic out of town centre.

This consultation takes place until Monday 16th November 2016 and the full details can be found at www.guildford.gov.uk/tcmp

The Shalford Parish Council response can be seen here

Surrey County Council Guildford Town Centre Transport package

This consultation is running alongside the Town Centre consultation and addresses some of the important transport issues associated with the plan.You can see the proposals under consideration and complete the individual questionnare at www.surreycc.gov.uk/roads-and-transport by the end of Monday 16th November

The Shalford Parish Council response can be seen here

 

Shalford Parish – Happy to help you.

Shalford Parish Council is made up of 9 councillors representing the three wards of the parish – Chilworth, Peasmarsh and Chilworth, and who are all unpaid volunteers. The Council employs a part time Clerk. The Parish Council is here to serve the local community and manages and funds a range of activities on its behalf. It also works with Guildford Borough Council, Surrey County Council and other local organisations for the benefit of the three communities and to protect and support the local area.

You can contact the Council members through the office, and all residents are warmly invited to attend the monthly meetings of the Council held at different venues around the parish (please click here see our meeting schedule for this year).

Thanks
The Shalford Parish Council Team.

Shalford Parish Council