Headlines from the June Meeting of West Clandon Parish Council
The development of the West Clandon Neighbourhood Plan is still very much on track. Following an analysis of the results of the West Clandon Survey we have produced a ‘first draft’ of the core policies which will have to be considered when planning applications are decided in the parish, as well as a range of more aspirational statements which will aim to set the tone and direction for developments in future.
A ‘drop in’ exhibition on the Neighbourhood Plan will be open from 1.00pm – 4.00pm next Sunday in the Poppy Room.
Please come along if you have questions or comments or simply want to learn a bit more about what it’s all about.
The draft vision for the Neighbourhood Plan is, “to achieve the sustainable, well planned and high quality development of West Clandon in a manner which preserves and respects its rural setting, its open character and its architectural heritage and which offers housing, community facilities, infrastructure and communications that will continue to meet the needs of all generations while achieving the highest environmental standards.”
More info can be found at www.westclandonplan.org.uk
Surrey has completed its first cut of Parish footpaths on schedule and we have supplemented these with work to keep open the paths across Clandon Regis towards East Clandon and towards the Downs.
On the Recreation Ground, following observations from residents, the Council has approved work to replace or repair the gates to the children’s play area. Work will commence once satisfactory estimates have been received. The Recreation Ground contractors have again complained about the dog mess on the grass citing health and safety concerns. The dog warden has been alerted and new signage ordered. Meanwhile problems can be reported at https://www.guildford.gov.uk/article/18355/Report-a-dog-issue-online-form
While in complaints mode concerns have been expressed over the state of some hedges in the area which have been allowed to grow over the narrow pavements on the Street. This is a chore for many of us at this time of year but please remember the needs (and safety) of those on foot, in wheelchairs or pushing prams who need to squeeze past on our already inadequate village pavements.
The next meeting of the Parish Council will be on Wednesday 10th July 2019 at 8.00pm in the Village Hall. All interested residents are invited to attend.
John Stone, Parish Clerk