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by Christine E
Mon Aug 27, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Local discussion
Topic: Birdseye Building - SOLD FOR RESIDENTIAL
Replies: 136
Views: 36109

Re: Birdseye Building - SOLD FOR RESIDENTIAL

For info - yesterday this message was noticed on the Twitter feed of the 20th Century Society: 'We’ve asked the Secretary of State to call in decision by @ElmbridgeBC to allow demolition of the Grade II-listed Walton Court. Razing this for new housing does not satisfy the strict listed-building demo...
by Christine E
Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Local discussion
Topic: Sainsburys empty shelves
Replies: 5
Views: 531

Re: Sainsburys empty shelves

Weird co-incidence, Tescos at Brooklands was the same last evening, I just wondered if they were rotating stock but all the end of isle shelves were completely empty. Sometimes it's refrigeration issues but they were actually on but empty. There is a problem with crops ripening too soon due to the h...
by Christine E
Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Local discussion
Topic: Excel pool. Filthy
Replies: 68
Views: 15919

Re: Excel pool. Filthy

Christine, is there any oversight of the People for Places contract? As far as I can see, they are very good at profiteering by running Council owned leisure centres. They do this by employing people on the lowest wage possible, preferably people that they have trained themselves from being part ti...
by Christine E
Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Local discussion
Topic: Excel pool. Filthy
Replies: 68
Views: 15919

Re: Excel pool. Filthy

Popped in today after avoiding the place for many months. The teaching pool is broken cannot be raised up or down. Apparently for the last 6 weeks. The jacuzzi is out of order. The toilet in the ladies changing room is still out of order. I didn’t check this one with my own eyes. Might go again aft...
by Christine E
Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Local discussion
Topic: Birdseye Building - SOLD FOR RESIDENTIAL
Replies: 136
Views: 36109

Re: Birdseye Building - SOLD FOR RESIDENTIAL

Thanks for this Christine, such a shame that the building has to be demolished. Also terrible that the search for the John McCarthy bronze has been abandondoned. Do you know if there's been any discussion about the future of the concrete pillars/monoliths in the inner courtyard? These were created ...
by Christine E
Mon Aug 06, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Local discussion
Topic: Speeding motor bike
Replies: 11
Views: 903

Re: Speeding motor bike

Not sure is there is a community spreed watch in this area? Yes there is, and aways looking for volunteers, you need to do a half day training with Surrey Police. If anyone is interested Pm or email me (celmer@elmbridge.gov.uk) and can pass on to the co-ordinator. Regards the speeding bike suggest ...
by Christine E
Mon Aug 06, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Local discussion
Topic: Excel pool. Filthy
Replies: 68
Views: 15919

Re: Excel pool. Filthy

Passed onto Elmbridge Leisure Dept to pass to the company who run it, People for Places. While googling who it was saw other similar complaints.
by Christine E
Mon Aug 06, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Local discussion
Topic: Mini tornado ?
Replies: 4
Views: 352

Re: Mini tornado ?

Absolutely, exact same where we are, the gazebo took off into next door's hedge and was only stopped by the washing line.

I have photos :lol:
by Christine E
Fri Aug 03, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Local discussion
Topic: Birdseye Building - SOLD FOR RESIDENTIAL
Replies: 136
Views: 36109

Re: Birdseye Building - SOLD FOR RESIDENTIAL

Yes the unit numbers increased over time, it's now under the new ownership of Crest Nicholson/A2D, who I recall bought it for 20m. The highways issues were covered in the officer report, and one of the counter arguments is the site having been empty for over 10 years people have got used to 'less tr...
by Christine E
Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Local discussion
Topic: Birdseye Building - SOLD FOR RESIDENTIAL
Replies: 136
Views: 36109

Re: Birdseye Building - SOLD FOR RESIDENTIAL

Yes I understand that, but sometimes abstaining is the only option. On this there were 2 applications, the first was essentially to decide on the case for change of use from employment to residential, and to build 275 units (99 affordable). The other application was to decide if the Grade II Listed ...
by Christine E
Mon Jul 30, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Local discussion
Topic: Birdseye Building - SOLD FOR RESIDENTIAL
Replies: 136
Views: 36109

Re: Birdseye Building - SOLD FOR RESIDENTIAL

The Grade II Listed Station Court/ex BirdsEye Building in Walton will be demolished: Application to build 375 units permitted by 12 votes with 3 Abstentions. Application to demolish permitted 11 For, 2 Against, 2 Abstentions.
by Christine E
Fri Jul 06, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Local discussion
Topic: Birdseye Building - SOLD FOR RESIDENTIAL
Replies: 136
Views: 36109

Re: Birdseye Building - SOLD FOR RESIDENTIAL

BirdsEye Building/Station Court (Planning Application numbers 2017/0928 & 2017/1084) The Planning applications for the proposal to demolish the Grade II Listed ex- BirdsEye Building, known as Station Court are to come to the North Area Planning (NAP) Sub-Committee on Monday 16th July. The Planning O...
by Christine E
Sat May 26, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Local discussion
Topic: Drake Park appeal.
Replies: 21
Views: 4971

Re: Drake Park appeal.

Full details/direct link of Drake Park decision by Sec of State Brokenshire. The representations of those who attended the Public Inquiry last October/November to give evidence are included in the report (pages 70-75). https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/recovered-appeal-land-east-of-weylands...
by Christine E
Thu May 24, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Local discussion
Topic: Drake Park appeal.
Replies: 21
Views: 4971

Re: Drake Park appeal.

We were informed today the decision by the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG), James Brokenshire MP, was to dismiss the appeal by Bonnar Allan against Elmbridge Council’s Joint Planning Committee. The Secretary of State endorsed Elmbridge Council’s decision to r...
by Christine E
Sat May 05, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: Local discussion
Topic: Walton Park
Replies: 6
Views: 970

Re: Walton Park

It can’t be anything re ‘Sunnyside’ that was agreed by the North Area Planning Committee as it would be too confusing. I don’t think Walton Park can be used as the final choice either as there is another road called that. The ward Cllrs will get consulted and it should be a name with no known confli...