EFFINGHAM RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION
Minutes of Meeting
Held on 13th November 2014
In the Parish Room
Chairman Chris Dick
Secretary David King
Treasurer Juliet Newton-Smith
Planning Peter Mott
Press Vivien White
Parish/Borough Cllr Liz Hogger
Publicity Pat Bleasby
1. Apologies: Julie Iles (Wardens officer)
2. Minutes of previous meeting were approved
3, Matters Arising
5.1 St. Lawrence School: meeting scheduled for 5-12-14. CD, VW PM will attend.
8. PB to follow up responses regarding website sponsorship from PJB Cars and MPS.
9. VW/JN-S confirmed that list of questionnaire responders’ emails has been drawn up.
11.1 It was agreed that the letters to Chairman EPC and our Borough Cllr were no longer required.
11.2 VW to draft follow-up letter to the Rt. Hon. Paul Beresford MP then pass to DK.
PM stated that there had been no significant applications in the last month.
4.1 The Committee heard an up-date on:
Manor Barn: this is not a listed building and planners are minded to allow demolition.
Ranmore Manor: applicant now wants to amend approved plans by building 2x houses to replace an office building.
4.2 Guildford Local Plan: nothing to discuss at this stage.
4.3 SANG car park, Eff. Common: Action: DK to write follow up letter to his of 17th Oct, in absence of a reply to date.
4.4 Berkeley Homes/Howard.
The documents lodged are still not complete to satisfy GBC to enable the application to be registered, e.g. Plans of existing buildings on the sites are missing.
VW, PM will review/amend DK draft of letter to residents giving bullet points of grounds for objection In order to tie in with the EPC public meeting scheduled for 9th Dec. and enable EPC Chairman’s letter and EFFRA letter to be delivered together, the following target timescale was agreed:
VW, PM Complete letter to pass to PB and printers 19-11-14
Receive 1100 copies from printers 21-11-14
Distribute copies to Wardens JI/committee 22/23-11-14
Wardens to complete deliveries by end 30-11-14
CD to ask JI to forewarn Wardens of the need to deliver during wk. 24-11-14.
DK to write to GBC (John Busher) requesting an 8 week period for consultation.
VW is preparing a map showing boundaries of Green Belt, Settlement Area, Conservation Area and Effingham/Lt.Bookham and also including locations of listed building with some photographs thereof.
VW is also having posters made for mounting in the village and for householders.
4.5 Neighbourhood Plan:
The EPC Steering Committee is due to meet in next 2 weeks but Committee heard that not much will happen on this until mid-Dec. It is anticipated that it will emerge as an “Outline Plan” to submit to GBC in March 2015, following discussion in the village around end-Feb. It was confirmed that EFFRA is happy in principle to assist in drafting of the plan.
4.6 Chalk Lane, Lt. Bookham: