Second petition aims to protect Cobham site

Petition: Looking to protect Lian Yard, Cobham

Petition: Looking to protect Lian Yard, Cobham

First published in News This Is Local London: Photograph of the Author by , Chief reporter - Richmond and Twickenham

Campaigners have presented a second petition to Elmbridge Council in protests of a development at Lian Yard, Cobham.

Members of the Surrey Environmental Guardians (SEG) campaign group previously handed a petition to the council against the issuing of a lawful development certificate for the site.

The group believed the certificate should be cancelled because the site owners had not met the requirement of using the site continuously for 10 years.

A further petition, against a planning application to develop three single-storey buildings for light industrial use, was presented to Councillor Keith Egan to hand to Robert Moran, chief executive of Elmbridge Council, outside the Civic Centre, Esher, on January 22.

Ben Ruddock, chairman of SEG, said: “Local people have fought a continuous battle over the years to preserve the greenbelt in what is a residential and leisure road, enjoyed by golfers, equestrian riders, cyclists and walkers.

“There seems to be a never ending stream of people, driven by the notion that they only need to buy a piece of land, never mind where, and get planning permission to make a big profit, only to leave the local residents in a mess.”


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