Tandridge District Council will no longer be considering one of the locations put forward for a garden village development. Recent evidence on the location at Chaldon, which encompassed land at Alderstead and Tollsworth Farm, has now demonstrated this area has a number of issues which cannot be overcome and it will not be included in the Local Plan: Garden Villages Consultation which starts shortly.
Each location put forward for consideration for a garden village development has been subject to rigorous assessment and evidence gathering. In the Council’s view, emerging evidence on the Chaldon location has now demonstrated that because of a number of key considerations, including access issues, negative impact on the landscape and its setting within an area of outstanding natural beauty, the location should no longer be considered.
The four locations which will now be consulted on are:
The consultation will run from Monday 14 August to 5pm on Monday 9 October and all details of how to get involved and have your say including days and times of the five public exhibition events, are on the website www.tandridge.gov.uk.
As part of ongoing work on the preparation of the Local Plan, members of the Local Plan Working Group have met all developers who submitted plans for the proposed locations. This has given the Council the opportunity to challenge developers on their ability to deliver infrastructure and community benefits. The Council has made it clear they will not proceed with any development unless it will deliver benefits for the local community and district as a whole. Notes from the sessions are available at www.tandridge.gov.uk.
Two of the potential locations are partly within the jurisdiction of neighbouring authorities and the Leader and Chief Executive have also been meeting their counterparts to explore the potential of working together if any of these locations are preferred.
Councillor Peter Bond, Chairman of the Planning Policy Committee, said: “The evidence gathering on the locations is a rigorous process. We are now satisfied the Chaldon location is not a viable option and we will therefore no longer be considering it as a location for a garden village. We will continue to update residents regularly and look forward to hearing their views during the upcoming consultation as we decide on the future of our district together.”
PERIOD FOR THE EXERCISE OF PUBLIC RIGHTS
ACCOUNTS FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 March 2017
Local Audit And Accountability Act 2014
Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 (SI 2015/234)
Chaldon Village Council's annual return needs to be reviewed by an external auditor appointed by Public Sector Audit Appointments Limited. Any person interested has the right to inspect the accounting records for the financial year to which the audit relates and all books, deeds, contracts, bills, vouchers and receipts and other documents relating to those records or documents. These documents for Chaldon Village Council are to be made available on reasonable notice by application between the hours of 10.00 a.m. and 4.00 p.m. on working days (excluding public holidays).
Commencing on 19 June 2017
Ending on 28 July 2017
If you wish to view them then please contact the named smaller authority representative:
Name: Mrs Helen Broughton
Position in Smaller Authority: Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer (RFO)
'Phone number: 01883 382151
Local electors and their representatives have rights to question the auditor about the accounts and object to the accounts or any item in them. Written notice of an objection must first be given to the auditor and a copy sent to the smaller authority. The auditor can be contacted at the address below for this purpose during the inspection period which commences on 19 June 2017 and ends on 28 July 2017.
The smaller authority's annual return is subject to review by the appointed auditor under the provisions of the Local Audit and Accountabitity Act 2014, the Accounts and Audit Regutations 2015 and the NAO's Code of Audit Practice.
The appointed auditor of Chaldon Village Council is:
BDO LLP, Arcadia House, Maritime Walk, Ocean Village, Southampton, SO14 3TL
Telephone: 023 8088 1941.
Help shape the future for Tandridge - public consultation on the Local Plan sites considered for development.
See Chaldon Matters Winter 2016 for more information
The final Local Plan will set out the vision for the district for the next 20 years and provide a framework for the future improvement, development and local protection of the area and Green Belt.
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