Hundreds of homes proposed for swathes of greenbelt around

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Landowners have proposed building hundreds of homes on swathes of greenbelt land.

Ten potential development sites, nine of which fall in the greenbelt, have been put forward for assessment and scrutiny by the people of Ashtead as Mole Valley Council develops its housing plan.

Ashtead Community Vision (ACV), the working group of Ashtead Neighbourhood Forum, has assessed the sites and is now holding a public consultation.

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Chace Farm south of the Warren

Andy Ellis, founder of ACV, said: "This is people’s chance to say what they think about the sites. We are seeking comments before they [the assessments] go off to Mole Valley."

Once residents have had their say, ACV and the forum will amend the assessments where necessary and submit them to Mole Valley District Council (MVDC).

Councillors will then decide which Ashtead sites are included in their draft Housing and Traveller Sites Plan for the whole of Mole Valley.

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Land south of Ermyn Way

Up to 340 homes have been proposed for 28 acres of farmland currently used to grow cereal crops between Ermyn Way and the M25.

Another proposal involves building 250 homes on 66 acres of open grassland where horses currently graze at Chace Farm at the southern end of the Warren.

The site also includes a farmhouse, which could be retained, outbuildings and stables.

Up to 70 homes have been suggested for 17 acres of neighbouring grassland used for hay and grazing sheep.

There is also a six-acre proposed site in Grade II-listed Ashtead Park, near City of London Freemen’s School, and another site further down Farm Lane at Lime Tree Lodge.

Other suggestions include an old chalk pit and Ashtead Park Garden Centre, in Pleasure Pit Road, on the boundary with Epsom.

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Ashtead Park Garden Centre

A site in Murreys Court, Agates Lane, is already allocated for housing but it is understood that its owner has no plans to dispose of it.

There is an open day at Ashtead Peace Memorial Hall, Woodfield Lane, Ashtead, on the morning of Saturday March 29.

The public consultation runs until Sunday April 6.

Comment on the sites at ashteadcommunityvision.org.uk.

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Old chalk pit in Pleasure Pit Road

 

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3:23pm Mon 10 Mar 14

unebalam says...

"In United Kingdom town planning, the green belt is a policy for controlling urban growth. The idea is for a ring of countryside where urbanisation will be resisted for the foreseeable future, maintaining an area where agriculture, forestry and outdoor leisure can be expected to prevail. The fundamental aim of green belt policy is to prevent urban sprawl by keeping land permanently open, and consequently the most important attribute of green belts is their openness."
"In United Kingdom town planning, the green belt is a policy for controlling urban growth. The idea is for a ring of countryside where urbanisation will be resisted for the foreseeable future, maintaining an area where agriculture, forestry and outdoor leisure can be expected to prevail. The fundamental aim of green belt policy is to prevent urban sprawl by keeping land permanently open, and consequently the most important attribute of green belts is their openness." unebalam
  • Score: 1

8:11pm Mon 10 Mar 14

EwellMan says...

Wrong wrong wrong....!!!! Too many houses in Surrey already. The most over populated country in the south east and going to get worse.

I have lived in the area for 40 years and seen it turn from lovely quiet villages to mini towns where it takes you 30 minutes to drive 2 miles you know the area has grown too big for itself.
Wrong wrong wrong....!!!! Too many houses in Surrey already. The most over populated country in the south east and going to get worse. I have lived in the area for 40 years and seen it turn from lovely quiet villages to mini towns where it takes you 30 minutes to drive 2 miles you know the area has grown too big for itself. EwellMan
  • Score: 2

11:52pm Mon 10 Mar 14

ticktock says...

WE ARE FULL END OFF,

NO MORE BUILDING HOUSES

THANK YOU
WE ARE FULL END OFF, NO MORE BUILDING HOUSES THANK YOU ticktock
  • Score: -3

1:20pm Tue 11 Mar 14

chessingtonman says...

more moaners and whingers I see!! what is the issue with bringing more homes to Surrey!! more homes equals populated growth which will mean a better growth on the economy of Surrey,

stop moaning and just get on with life's natural evolution!
more moaners and whingers I see!! what is the issue with bringing more homes to Surrey!! more homes equals populated growth which will mean a better growth on the economy of Surrey, stop moaning and just get on with life's natural evolution! chessingtonman
  • Score: -7

7:58pm Tue 11 Mar 14

Liberals are deluded says...

No thanks! Already the most populated country in Western Europe and the south east bursting at the seams...seriously more houses more people? Absolutely no. The loonys who are for this need to get the wool out of their eyes. You obviously have zero consideration for the environment and the existing population. You are anti civilized.
No thanks! Already the most populated country in Western Europe and the south east bursting at the seams...seriously more houses more people? Absolutely no. The loonys who are for this need to get the wool out of their eyes. You obviously have zero consideration for the environment and the existing population. You are anti civilized. Liberals are deluded
  • Score: -5

8:27pm Tue 11 Mar 14

EwellMan says...

chessingtonman wrote:
more moaners and whingers I see!! what is the issue with bringing more homes to Surrey!! more homes equals populated growth which will mean a better growth on the economy of Surrey,

stop moaning and just get on with life's natural evolution!
I dont see anyone moaning, i just see people reponsing to the article stating that some Greebelt land is being proposed for housing.

Lets get one thing stright here, Surrey is the most populated of all south east counties and certainly does not need to be built on the one thing that makes it the lovely rural place - the Greenbelt. If you allow this then within 10 years the place will be concrete everywhere. I have live in Surrey for 40 years and seen massive growth of housing (horton, Epsom Town being the biggest) has this made the local economy boom? Absolutely not, Epsom has 20/30% less proper shops and Ewell Village shops are slowly disappearing so i'm not quite sure where you thintk the growth will come from. A well known economist once said that building more and more houses does absolutely nothing for the economy long term, what you need it to promote and built business, factories that employ people and therfore raise taxes and money for the country and that is exactly right.

I chose to live in Ewell because i like the rural village feel, Council/Governemnt planning restrictions is turning it into main roads and a mini town. I never had a say in this? Is the council going to compenate me so i can move to a village again? Didnt think so!! So you wonder why so many people on here are annoyed by things that affect the whole reason they live here.
Lastly, i doubt buliding more houses and roads could be classed as natural evolution? man made yes. Grass, Trees and wildlife maybe are part of natural evolution and slowly being destroyed by greedy politicians and councillors. Thats not made up thats fact!
[quote][p][bold]chessingtonman[/bold] wrote: more moaners and whingers I see!! what is the issue with bringing more homes to Surrey!! more homes equals populated growth which will mean a better growth on the economy of Surrey, stop moaning and just get on with life's natural evolution![/p][/quote]I dont see anyone moaning, i just see people reponsing to the article stating that some Greebelt land is being proposed for housing. Lets get one thing stright here, Surrey is the most populated of all south east counties and certainly does not need to be built on the one thing that makes it the lovely rural place - the Greenbelt. If you allow this then within 10 years the place will be concrete everywhere. I have live in Surrey for 40 years and seen massive growth of housing (horton, Epsom Town being the biggest) has this made the local economy boom? Absolutely not, Epsom has 20/30% less proper shops and Ewell Village shops are slowly disappearing so i'm not quite sure where you thintk the growth will come from. A well known economist once said that building more and more houses does absolutely nothing for the economy long term, what you need it to promote and built business, factories that employ people and therfore raise taxes and money for the country and that is exactly right. I chose to live in Ewell because i like the rural village feel, Council/Governemnt planning restrictions is turning it into main roads and a mini town. I never had a say in this? Is the council going to compenate me so i can move to a village again? Didnt think so!! So you wonder why so many people on here are annoyed by things that affect the whole reason they live here. Lastly, i doubt buliding more houses and roads could be classed as natural evolution? man made yes. Grass, Trees and wildlife maybe are part of natural evolution and slowly being destroyed by greedy politicians and councillors. Thats not made up thats fact! EwellMan
  • Score: 7

7:39pm Sun 23 Mar 14

Dr Martin says...

Liberals are deluded wrote:
No thanks! Already the most populated country in Western Europe and the south east bursting at the seams...seriously more houses more people? Absolutely no. The loonys who are for this need to get the wool out of their eyes. You obviously have zero consideration for the environment and the existing population. You are anti civilized.
United kingdom is not the most populated country in Europe
[quote][p][bold]Liberals are deluded[/bold] wrote: No thanks! Already the most populated country in Western Europe and the south east bursting at the seams...seriously more houses more people? Absolutely no. The loonys who are for this need to get the wool out of their eyes. You obviously have zero consideration for the environment and the existing population. You are anti civilized.[/p][/quote]United kingdom is not the most populated country in Europe Dr Martin
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