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Garden cities, Redhill Aerodrome and investing in companies: Our questions to the Council

The Green Councillors have tabled three questions to tonight’s meeting of Reigate and Banstead Borough Council. The usual procedure is that the Council Executive member with the relevant portfolio will read out an answer, then we will have the right to ask a supplementary question. If you’d like to hear the answers, you can watch […]

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“Tory debate on air quality is hot air without action on Heathrow “say Surrey Greens

Cllr Jonathan Essex, Green County Councillor for Redhill East, has criticised Surrey’s Conservative Councillors for preventing the mentioning of Heathrow expansion during a discussion on air quality across the county. Cllr Essex moved an amendment to a Conservative motion at Council on Tuesday 10 July, calling for the County Council to support local authorities opposed to Heathrow expansion because of […]

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Let’s stand up for the Green Belt: Briefing on the DMP consultation

We have produced a briefing for those who wish to respond to the Council’s consultation on its Development Management Plan. It contains information and suggestions for points to raise about four aspects of the DMP: Proposed ‘urban extensions’ into the Green Belt Affordable homes for local people Identifying sites where homes can be built Redhill […]

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“Invest in recycling in Surrey, not a retail park in Loughborough”: Greens propose budget changes

As Councillors meet this week to decide on Surrey County Council’s budget, the Greens have come up with an alternative way of doing business. Instead of accepting Government cuts, Surrey Greens are calling on the Tory majority on Surrey County Council to fight back.

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“Crisis for affordable housing, crisis for the Green Belt”

More than 100 local residents packed Redhill Football club yesterday evening (1 February 2018) to hear about plans which might bring thousands of homes to green spaces in the area. They were particularly concerned about the scale of development planned for Redhill aerodrome, where some 8,000 houses could be built.

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Public meeting: have your say on development plans

Stand up to defend the Green Belt from development threats AND secure the affordable homes we need.  Come to an open meeting to find out about our local Council’s Development Plans and how you can put your views across. 

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Surrey’s Waste Plan: secret incinerators and unambitious recycling targets

Surrey Greens have reviewed the County’s draft Waste Plan to 2033, which highlights a massive planned increase in incineration at the cost of recycling. The Plan, which is open for consultation until February 7th, proposes up to six new incinerators on Green Belt land, even though Surrey is joint top for recycling in England.

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Last chance to save Green Belt from housing development

Reigate & Banstead Borough Council is consulting on its Development Management Plan for the final time. Despite widespread objection to the idea of removing land from the Green Belt to build hundreds of new homes, the final draft Development Plan still allows for: 1400 new homes on Green Belt adjacent to Redhill, Reigate and Merstham […]

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Green Councillors secure brownfield site review

Reigate & Banstead Borough Council’s draft Development Management Plan is out for consultation – and threatens to allow a house-building boom in the Green Belt to meet high developer demand. We have fought the idea of housing in the Green Belt throughout the long process of writing and rewriting this draft Plan. Our detailed response […]

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Green Motion to improve Surrey’s investment strategy agreed

Surrey County Council has agreed changes to its multi-million pound property investment policy to ensure that it is environmentally sustainable and will help address the affordable homes crisis – thanks to a Motion tabled by Green County Councillor Jonathan Essex at a Council meeting on Tuesday 5th December. The Motion won the backing of Councillors from across the Council […]

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