SESW have submitted revised plans. Reigate and Banstead have extended the deadline date, so comments can still be made on this planning application for boundaries and landscaping.
Despite photgraphic evidence of slowworms, lizards in the boundary hedging /woodland, and other wildlife, it appears that SESW are intent and confident that they will be starting their plans in October/November. It appears utility companies are exempt from normal planning procedures and adhering to the laws as set in the wildlife countryside act 1981.
To: Crispin Blunt & Reigate and Banstead planning
Save Woodmansterne Green Belt
We want them to send planning application 14/02077/f back to consultation so that the public can have their say on the future of this greenbelt field.
Why is this important?
We want to protect our greenbelt so that future generations can enjoy the benefits of our unspoilt countryside. They are planning on destroying 55 metres of hedgerow and trees without any consideration to the wildlife inhabiting it. A road will be installed through the field. We believe this is for future development. Security fences will block our footpaths which we are currently aiming to register as public right of ways
According to our governments manifesto.(they proposed to make it easier for local people to have a say in planning and to save our greenbelt)Every part of this promise has been breached by Reigate and Banstead council. We don't feel the notification procedure was carried through adequately (as in ...very few knew until it was passed) We feel the water company Sutton and East surrey water have badly mismanaged their company and purely led for maximum profit rather than the benefit for the community and our future countryside. Only a decade ago they sold off a large area of their site for housing. They claimed that the reservoir/soakaway lagoon were redundandt and no longer required. Now they say their site is cramped and need an external location for a new lagoon. What next?