Effingham Residents Association (EFFRA) Policy on the GBC Local Plan

The Effingham Resident Association’s policy, regarding the GBC Local Plan and the Howard of Effingham School joint venture with Berkeley Home, is based on the responses from residents to our recent 2014 questionnaire, is:

  • Effingham should remain “washed over” by the Green Belt
  • Green Belt land should not be built on
  • The existing Green Belt boundaries should not be changed
  • The Effingham Settlement Area should not be expanded
  • There should be no car park on Effingham Common
  • The Howard of Effingham School should be refurbished or rebuilt on its existing site
  • The size of the Howard of Effingham School should not be increased
  • Houses should not be built on Effingham Lodge Farm, Lower Road or on Browns Field, Browns Lane

The policy does not exclude building on rural exception sites under the National Planning Policy Framework covering the proposed six Home Farm Traveller pitches for local families.