posted 28 Mar 2009, 08:45 by Unknown user   [ updated 28 Mar 2009, 08:46 ]

With so many applications submitted for development in the area over the last few years, it was felt that we really should be keeping an eye on future applications. Getting information back to the Committee swiftly such that it can offer its support or voice its objection to applications will be most important.


We are monitoring and have requested that MVDC send us the weekly planning application list as an interested organization, so that at the 6 weekly Committee meetings we can review the situation. If we identify works of a significant nature (new builds and not extensions, tree removals and not trimming) planned in the area then the Committee will be notified. We like to think that we will be writing to support applications continually but in the case of an objection, the Association will write and it will also request that residents who are in agreeance do the same. We aim to keep residents notified at all stages of applications and also of their outcome.


As the website takes shape we will be establishing an area in which we will dedicate a clear English explanation of the application process to residents and also information on the current development strategies in place by MVDC, especially the Local Development Framework.


Another area of involvement is that of establishing who the owners are of all non-domestic property in the Pixham area are and then finding out what their plans are as regards the future of these properties, for example, the land owned by Friend’s Provident and Thames Water. Riverdale, the property owned by Friend’s Provident on the London Road is currently up for sale so we’ll be keeping an eye on that.


Some of our activities will be carried out in close liaison with the Dorking and District Preservation Society.


If you would like to lend a hand with any of the research outlined above, please contact Patsy via