If you follow the link below you will see a document showing a plan for a Cafe on the Newlands Corner site.  NEWLANDS CORNER CAFE PLAN

You can see that this will not be where the current café is positioned but in the front of the parking area, therefore, spreading onto the grass area in front.  When visitors arrive they will be faced with a view of a coach park and the back of the cafe instead of the wonderful views of the countryside!  There are also plans to add 5 trails throughout the area one of which is a play trail.

Surrey County Council based their approval on a Cabinet meeting of 27th December 2015.  You can read a report of the meeting by following the link below.  There is no mention of the ancient yew trees, protection of wildlife and plants, effect on road safety, the effect on local car parks/parking areas or the adverse effect on the health of those people who cannot afford the new parking charges.

SCC REPORT – INVESTMENT IN IMPROVEMENTS TO THE VISITOR FACILITIES AT NEWLANDS CORNER.