Come to the meeting on 9th March 2016 and make your views known!!
Wednesday 9th March 2016 from 7.30pm to 9pm
Holy Trinity Church, High Street, Guildford, GU1 3RR.
Campaigners and local residents have been pressuring Surrey County Council to hold public consultations on the desirability and nature of any changes to Newlands Corner. We understood that this had been agreed by Cllr Mike Goodman at the Albury drop-in session on 9th February, however, it was announced at the SCC Cabinet on 23rd February, in response to a question from the campaign group, that an information meeting would be held in Guildford on 9th March 2016. This is apparently to take the form of a short presentation on the proposals, followed by a question and answer session to members of the Project board. A subsequent SCC poster states that the meeting is to ‘find out more about the changes and improvements’ at Newlands Corner. SCC and Surrey Wildlife Trust appear to be trying to make this a PR exercise and not the public consultation needed for a development of this nature.
The SCC poster also states that the online consultation for parking charges and the play structures under Phase 1 closes on 8th March, the day before the public meeting!
Our group asked a series of other questions to the SCC Cabinet on 23rd February 2016 and we will post a report on the meeting here soon. We are keeping up the pressure on your behalf!!