EFFRA’s Autumn newsletter, which was published in October 2017 and distributed to residents, is now available electronically on the website here. We also plan to make available some of the older versions of the newsletter.
The Autumn newsletter focusses on the passing of the Neighbourhood Plan by the Examiner, which should now go to Referendum in February 2018 subject to twenty two required modifications being made to it to meet the “Basic Conditions”, e.g. compliance with national planning policies, and the current Local Plan. These modifications take into account the concerns expressed by EFFRA over the last two years about some of the allocated development sites as these were shared by the Examiner. EFFRA committee members have been contributors to the Plan particularly on environment and heritage policies and the production of the maps and now that the housing policies are to be modified to meet the Basic Conditions, we are pleased that we will be able to support the Plan at the Referendum.
The Newsletter also covered the launch of the new Effingham Tradesmen’s Register on 23rd October. Three tradesmen have been added to the Register since the launch with more applications currently being processed. The Register is already being accessed by a large number of residents.
The Newsletter is delivered to most homes in the parish although we are currently not able to cover the far southern part and we would be very grateful for any suggestions on how to cover that area. We have also been asked by residents just over our boundary for copies of the Newsletter so we are making copies available in the following places:
- The Bakery, The Street, Effingham
- Bevan’s Butchers, The Street, Effingham
- Bookham Library
- Effingham MiniMart, Effingham Junction
- Horsley Library
- KGV, Browns Lane, Effingham
- Loolabels at the KGV
- Sibleys, Guildford Road, Effingham
- The Vineries, Lower Road, Effingham