STOP NEW HAW COMMON BEING TURNED INTO
AN INDUSTRIAL ESTATE
The RA would like to make Members and local residents aware of an initiative sent to us by a residents’ group in the neighbouring Borough of Runnymede. It relates to a request to develop land west of Byfleet Road (rear of 98-138 Byfleet Rd) New Haw KT15 3LA.
The Plan number is PLAN RU.21/0207 (previously RU.19/0373 and RU.19/0378)
Please note that whilst the deadline referred to in the post below has passed, the application is still being considered and comments can still be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org referencing the above plan number and including your postal address, or by calling 01932 425131.
The Runnymede action group’s Nextdoor post is below:
Stop New Haw Common being turned into an Industrial Estate. Planning permission has again been filed to construct an industrial estate with 30ft high warehouses between the River Wey Navigation and Byfleet Road. We are getting traction to oppose this scheme and thanks to all who have objected – we do need to fund a professional objection though as only planning arguments have validity. This will cost some £2000 to retain a town planner to act on our behalf. Please support the appeal on Crowdfunder (this is the fundraising regulator’s recommended way of raising such funds) by visiting https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/stop-industrial-development—river-weybyfleet-rd to pledge your support. This land has been in public use as a common since at least the 18th Century. Development will ruin local habitats, create noise and air pollution, increase flooding in a high flood risk area and increase traffic to bursting point through the single file bridge at Byfleet and New Haw Station as well as being an eyesore from both the Wey towpath and local properties which will be totally shaded by the development. We have the support of local councillors to stop this – support them by making your objections direct to the council on the Runnymede Borough Council website before March 16th. Last time round we got the application withdrawn as a result of the hard work of our retained local planner – we need to make sure this application is refused this time round. A crowdfunding site to raise funds to cover his fees has been launched at https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/stop-industrial-development—river-weybyfleet-rd. Our choice is between deer, open space, and dog walking and monstrous warehouses.