Archive for the ‘Newdigate’ Category

County Council allows composting at Swires Farm

by Mike Ward on 29 July, 2014

Unfortunately the County Council’s Planning Committee has approved the application for composting at Swires Farm. This over-rides the objections of Mole Valley District Council and many local residents. See here for more detail. Councillor Stephen Cooksey, who represents residents in Blackbrook Road north of the Henfold Lane railway bridge argued for refusal at the meeting […]

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Mole Valley District Council’s Development Control Committee has recommended that the application for green waste processing at Swires Farm should be rejected. The application will be decided at Surrey County Council’s Planning Committee on 8 January. Speaking in the debate, Liberal Democrat Councillor, Valerie Homewood (Beare Green), said, “Henfold Lane is narrow. It’s got a […]

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Swires Farm Henfold Lane new waste application

by Mike Ward on 24 October, 2013

The owners of Swires Farm, Henfold Lane, have submitted another planning application for a windrow composting plant (to process green refuse) on their land. Composting our garden waste locally is of course a good idea in principle and may well save the Council money. The question is whether this site is an appropriate place to […]

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Major Road Repair Programme but gaps remain

by Mike Ward on 20 June, 2013

The County Council has announced a major programme of road repairs throughout the County thanks to additional funding from the Government. This means that several roads will be repaired over the next 5 years including some that have been in poor condition for some time and that we have mentioned here or in FOCUS. These […]

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Newdigate Parking

by Mike Ward on 19 June, 2013

The Local Committee decided last week to back a proposal by a local resident to put double yellow lines close to the junction of Village Street and Underhill Road in order to improve sight lines for vehicles exiting from Underhill Road. This is subject to statutory consultation. So it is likely to be a few […]

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