Protecting greenbelt and green spaces in the borough will top the agenda at the Thames Ditton and Weston Green Residents’ Association’s AGM.

Speakers from the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) and Cobham Greenbelt action group will attend the meeting at the Vera Fletcher Hall on Tuesday, March 18.

Gerry Acher, chairman of Cobham Green Belt, will speak about the plans for 500 homes and a secondary school on greenbelt land at Chippings Farm, off Portsmouth Road, Cobham, while Christine Drury from CPRW will speak about the wider issues of protecting the countryside and the pressures to build on it.

Councillor Ruth Lyon said “All residents concerned about the increasing threat to our green spaces are invited to come and hear what can be done about the future of Elmbridge as an attractive place in which to live.”

The meeting takes place at 8pm.