Changes to local bus services?

From 29 and 30 August there will be changes to some local bus services in Surrey. These changes were drawn up following two wide-spread public consultations in which thousands of residents and stakeholders had their say. 

For details of all of these changes, please see the attached booklet, which can also be viewed online at surreycc.gov.uk/transportreview. Paper copies of the booklet will be available from early August in libraries and local council offices in all areas of Surrey where changes are planned, as well as on all affected bus services. Copies of the booklet in standard, large-print or easy road format can also be requested by calling 0300 200 1003 (SMS: 07527 182 861). 

New timetables will be available from late July and during August online at surreycc.gov.uk/buses and traveline.info/se as well as via bus operator websites and leaflets. Where applicable, Surrey County Council’s Bus Guide booklets will be updated to reflect the changes, and new timetables will be available at bus stops from late August. 

These changes are being made as part of the first phase of the council’s local transport review, which aims to secure or strengthen the local transport services that residents rely on most in the face of huge funding pressures. The changes take into account feedback from over 6,800 residents and stakeholders about which local transport services are most important to them, and the views of over 1,500 residents and stakeholders on the proposed changes. Some of the original proposals have been modified for the better, as the council has listened and acted where there were strong local concerns. There are also a number of improvements and increased travel choice in some places. 

If you would like any more information, please email localtransportreview@surreycc.gov.uk. 

The Local Transport Review: 

Visit:                          http://www.surreycc.gov.uk/transportreview 
Email:                 localtransportreview@surreycc.gov.uk 
Write to:                 Local Transport Review | Room 365 | County Hall | Kingston Upon Thames |  KT1 2DN
Phone:                 0300 200 1003
 
SMS Text:                   07527 182 861   

Why I voted as I did at Planning last night

Why I voted as I did planning meeting 20.07.15

Development: 14/0532 Land south of 24-46 Kings road et al

• Planners Recommendations: refuse

• Issues of Contention: this was refused in 2007, and nothing major has changed since then, would not comply with the NPPF

• How I voted: for refusal, unanimous

• Why: the paperwork argument is compelling

Development: 14/0594 Land North of Bedlam Bridge Road

• Planners Recommendations: refuse, most the above issues

• Issues of Contention: lots, residents believe we should be more strident in our objections

• How I voted: for refusal, 13-1

• Why: no reason not to, there was no compelling reason not to do this

Development: 14/0869 12 Streets Heath, West End, 60 bed care home

• Planners Recommendations: grant

• Issues of Contention: NIMBY, noise, residents don’t want any changes to their village, size

• How I voted: for, matter carried by 9-5

• Why: this is a much needed facility and if refused would have to be done on non-valid planning reasons, and would be overturned on appeal, as there was no realistic planning reason to deny this

Development: 15/0141 Weston Paddocks

• Planners Recommendations: grant

• Issues of Contention: none that we can see, access to the estate

• How I voted: for, unanimous

• Why: no reason not to, there was no compelling reason not to do this

Development: 15/0216 Unigate Dairies in Windlesham

• Planners Recommendations: grant based on drainage

• Issues of Contention: drainage

• How I voted: for, carried by 10-4

• Why: no reason not to, there was no compelling reason not to do this

Development: 15/0427 Chobham Meadows Land

• Planners Recommendations: grant

• Issues of Contention: no real ones, although some comments have been received

• How I voted: for, unanimous

• Why: no reason not to, there was no compelling reason not to do this, we need the SANG access

Development: 15/0033 Unit 2 Trafalgar Way

• Planners Recommendations: grant

• Issues of Contention: none

• How I voted: for, unanimous

• Why: no reason not to, there was no compelling reason not to do this

Development: 15/0504 87 Park Road

• Planners Recommendations: grant

• Issues of Contention: none

• How I voted: for, unanimous

• Why: no reason not to, there was no compelling reason not to do this