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Newsletter No.61 – 17th May 2022


  1. Annual General Meeting

The TRG AGM will be held on 21st June 2022 at 20.00 hours at 34 Princes Road, Weybridge in order to:

  1. Receive the committee’s report

  2. Elect the committee

  3. Decide on any resolution duly submitted to the meeting 

Any member may propose a resolution at the AGM provided that the resolution is signed by three other residents and is sent to trgweybridge@gmail.com at least 14 days before the date of the Meeting
The committee or any three residents may propose one or more candidates to serve as committee members providing written notice of the proposal, supported by each candidate’s signed agreement to serve if elected, is sent to trgweybridge@gmail.com not less than 14 days before the AGM.
The current committee will be standing for re-election.
The candidates receiving the most votes shall be declared elected.
Please let us know at trgweybridge@gmail.com if you intend to attend the AGM so that we can make appropriate preparations.
 
2. Parking in the Triangle

Following the TRG parking survey and subsequent meetings with Cllr Tim Oliver and representatives of the Parking Department in 2020, it was Surrey CC’s advice that the Triangle should be included as a supplement to the Atkins Study, which is considering traffic and parking in Weybridge.
This advice was informed by the wish to address the Triangle holistically and recognise the needs of residents, Manby Lodge School and businesses.
With this in mind, TRG representatives met with the Surrey CC team on 21st March 2022 and conveyed residents’ concerns.
The Surrey CC team undertook to consider the points made, carry out further studies and revert.

3.  Land North West Of Campbell Cottage And 1 Beacon Mews South Road Weybridge Surrey KT13 9DX  (Application, 2020/3213 Appeal Reference APP/K3605/W/22/3291046

An appeal has been lodged against refusal by Elmbridge of an outline application for a detached two-storey building to provide 4 flats with no off-street parking.
The appellant has requested that the appeal be conducted through Written Representations.
TRG is planning to submit a third party representation.
Residents can make representations to the Inspector at APP/K3605/W/22/3291046. These must be submitted by 31st May 2022


4. Application 2021/4385, 3 Beacon Mews, South Road, Weybridge, KT13 9DZ

This is an application for a first-floor extension with roof terrace to create an additional flat. Neither of the two apartments would have off-street parking.
As parking in South Road is extremely constrained and there is no capacity to absorb additional cars on-street, this means that the inevitable additional vehicles will seek parking spaces in the Triangle.
The application contains many obvious flaws, such as:
•          The creation of two flats would mean that both will fall short of national space standards
•          The claim that this is a “highly built-up area” forming part of the “town centre” in order to justify high density development. This is of course a local centre.
•          The building’s footprint does not increase but the height certainly does. In effect, there will be an impact in terms of mass.
•          The Elmbridge parking standard for areas of high parking stress is still one parking place per residence. In this case, two residences created from the one house should mean two parking spaces. The applicant argues that no current off-street parking space exists therefore no additional provision is needed.
 This ignores a series of decisions by Inspectors that have recognized the problem of parking stress in the area (see APP/K3605/W/20/3259759 & APP/K3605/W/21/3271737)  and of the cumulative impact of no-parking applications on increasing that stress.
21 objections have been lodged.
The closing date for comments was 25th March 2022 but residents can submit their views until the Committee is held. No date for that meeting has yet been scheduled.
They can do this by email to tplan@elmbridge.gov.uk, remembering to include the application details and number and their own name and address, or via the EBC portal at 2021/4385
   
5. Land North West Of Campbell Cottage And 1 Beacon Mews South Road Weybridge Surrey KT13 9DX(Application 2020/3188, Appeal Reference APP/K3605/W/21/3286858)

The application was for outline permission for a detached two-storey building to provide offices for use by the visually impaired. No off-street parking was proposed.
Following refusal at the Planning Committee on 1st October 2021, an appeal was lodged. TRG made a submission before the cut-off date of 7th April 2022.
No decision has yet been announced.
 
6. Number 6 Pine Grove
 
This elegant 1860s villa has been bought by developers and the overgrown grounds have now been cleared to reveal a building of significant historical merit.
This was not obvious before the clearance as the house was hidden behind thick vegetation.
TRG has written to the Planning Department and the Elmbridge Conservation Officer, copied to Surrey County Council, to request that this building be locally listed.
 
A Triangle resident has also made an application to English Heritage.

7. Weybridge Jubilee Fair and Arts Festival, 25th June 2022, Churchfields Recreation Ground, Weybridge from 12:00-18:00
 
The Weybridge Jubilee Fair and Arts Festival is being held on June 25th.  You may even know someone who is performing or helping at a stall that afternoon.  For this event the Weybridge Society and the Weybridge Town Business Group are combining to honour the Queen’s seventy years of service and launch the Weybridge Arts Festival at the Weybridge Community Fair. We are bringing together schools, community organisations, charities and churches to offer a day of celebration, fun, activity, music & the arts.  Brooklands Museum will be exhibiting some of their vintage cars and we will also be holding a dog show which we expect will draw much interest. The event is being held on the Churchfields Recreation Park in the centre of Weybridge and run from noon to 6pm. It will be covered by Brooklands Radio and will receive extensive publicity.
 
Hamptons are among those supporting the Jubilee Fair and Arts festival this year and to help promote and advertise the event we would like to use a board campaign.  We are reaching out to see if you would be amenable to having a board erected outside your property for about 3 weeks, ideally from the weekend of the 4th June. Previous experience shows that such advertising is worthwhile.  When all the offers have been received Hamptons will review the locations offered and select up to 100 sites which give the best positions around Weybridge for maximum publicity.
 
If you are happy for a board to be erected, would you please send an email to fairboards@weybridgesociety.org.uk giving your name, email address, postcode and house name or number. 
Hamptons will contact you if you have been selected to
have a board installed with an update on the date of
the installation.
 
The Organising Team is also seeking marshals for 25th June 2022 to direct traffic onto, around and off the site, ensure safety of attendees and assist with the smooth running of the day. If you are willing to volunteer, please email chairman@weybridgesociety.org.uk
 
 
 8. TRG Committee & Communications 

Triangle residents who would like to join the Committee or participate in TRG activities should email trgweybridge@gmail.com  or speak to Nick Thripp on 01932 855579.
TRG normally communicates with residents via email. Please let us know at trgweybridge@gmail.com if you would like to be added to our e-mail list.
The TRG Committee (Nick Thripp, Dave Arnold, Ferdi Fischer, Greg Popper and Alan Wright) Website: www.trgweybridge.com

 

 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 
 
                                                                                          
 
 
 
 






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