Epsom and Ewell Borough Council is about to launch its public consultation for its next local development plan. The plan is an essential part of ensuring that the Borough can meet its housing needs while at the same time putting […]
MP Chris Grayling call for Wells Centre rethink
Epsom and Ewell MP Chris Grayling has thrown his weight behind the campaign to save the Wells Centre being spearheaded by Councillor Bernie Muir. He is urging local residents to make their views known to the Borough Council before the deadline on September 2nd. He has written to […]
Firstly, I wanted to reassure you that the consultation is not specifically about Epsom and Ewell. Heathrow is carrying the consultation out across a large swathe of the London area so that people are aware that they want to make changes to their flightpath arrangements.
This is not a Government consultation, and indeed we have received […]
I have been asked by a number of people about the Government’s housing strategy, and how it will affect our area. I thought it might be helpful to explain the situation so that you are fully briefed.
Firstly, there is no doubt that we need to build more houses in the UK. There is a […]
I am writing to you finally with more news about what is happening about Oyster and pay as you go ticketing for Epsom.
As you will recall, I wrote after becoming Transport Secretary to say that I wasn’t simply in a position to introduce changes for my own constituency – the rules rightly do not […]
Network Rail have confirmed that there will be a delay of several months before they can start work on the level crossing at Ashtead station. Chris met representatives of the company on July 17th to discuss the problems. He said afterwards: “This is a very annoying development, though they have changed some of the switches […]
I have had a meeting with Reigate and Banstead Council about the issue of backland development in Nork. I am concerned that the scale of development in some streets is still changing the character of the area inappropriately.
The new national planning framework should give local councils much greater autonomy over local development, as long as […]
I am, though, working as hard as I can to ensure that the problems on the Southern routes are dealt with as quickly as possible. The industrial dispute remains an ongoing issue. But it is not the only problem.
At the moment GTR, the train operating company, runs the trains, and Network Rail runs the tracks […]
Chris Grayling handed in a petition to Epsom & Ewell Council last week signed by around 80 residents who want to protect the bridleway off Downs Road in Epsom.
The residents are objecting to a planning application that seeks to sell of part of a back garden in order to build a new house which would be accessed be via […]
Chris is one of a group of local people who have established the Save Epsom campaign to put pressure on the Borough council over planning strategy for the town following the controversial redevelopment of the area around Epsom station. The group has held a number of meetings with the Borough and has been instrumental in […]