Date: Mon 10 Oct 2016

Vote for Phil Davies - this Thursday, October 13th. Limpsfield Ward by-election, Tandridge District Council

Phil Davies and the Oxted and Limpsfield Residents Group have had great support from Limpsfield residents, now is the time to translate this into votes on the day. Every vote counts.

Voting for Phil and OLRG will mean that we, backed by our legal and planning experts, can:

  • Fight to put right the Local Plan documents, including the inflated housing need figure and the flawed Green Belt assessments.
  • Fight to stop the building of thousands of houses on our Green Belt and open spaces to meet London's overflow.
  • Fight to ensure that local infrastructure (Health Centre, schools, roads, parking) is put at the centre of the Council's planning process.
  • Fight the Moorhouse planning application for a massive parcel delivery super-depot which threatens thousands more vehicles on our roads.
  • Thoroughly scrutinise the work of the Council's Planning Department.
  • Fight to ensure residents are listened to early in the decision-making process.
  • Put the community first and represent residents' interests.

Phil's second election leaflet is now being delivered to all residents of Limpsfield. To read it click here

Voting is at St Peter's Hall in Limpsfield High Street this Thursday, October 13th, from 7am-10pm.

We understand that redevelopment of the gasholder site is once again being promised during canvassing for the by-election. Just to clarify that the gasholder site is owned jointly by National Grid and SGN (Scotia Gas Networks) - not by the Council - and it is those owners who are in control of any redevelopment.

Councillor Wren recently looked into the prospects for redevelopment and was told in an email from the Council's Chief Executive that National Grid has told Tandridge Council it does not want any public sector funding to redevelop the site nor does it want the Council as a joint venture partner in any redevelopment. The email added that the Council has been informed that National Grid are considering a joint venture with Berkeley Homes, operating as St William, to redevelop the site.

It seems clear, therefore, that the timing and the shape of any redevelopment will be controlled solely by National Grid/SGN and the Council's role in the future of the gasholder will be to assess any planning application that may be put forward by National Grid and Berkeley Homes

Thank you so much to everyone who has helped with Phil's campaign. The support and enthusiasm has been incredible.

Please vote for Phil and OLRG on Thursday!