Effingham Parish Council

NEWS UPDATE

 

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SUCCESSFUL EXAMINATION FOR EFFINGHAM NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN 

 

Effingham Parish Council is delighted that following a successful examination Effingham’s Neighbourhood Plan is now well on the road to adoption. The Independent Examiner Peter Biggers recommended that subject to minor modifications the Plan should proceed to a formal referendum of Effingham residents. Guidford Borough Council have agreed to make the modifications and the Referendum is likely to be in February 2018. The Examiner's report is available here, and the Parish Council's press release here.

 

You can view and download the Submission Neighbourhood Plan, together with the Evidence Base and supporting documentation, on the Neighbourhood Plan page.

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WISLEY AIRFIELD PLANNING APPEAL – SURVEY

 

Effingham Parish Council (EPC) and Effingham Residents Association (EFFRA) recently circulated a survey and questionnaire, having a return deadline of 7th July 2017, to seek the opinions of Effingham residents on the proposed development at Wisley. The proposals include the development of up to 2,068 dwellings at the site of the former Wisley Airfield. The planning application was refused by Guildford Borough Council, however the developer, Wisley Property Investments Ltd,  has appealed. The planning appeal will take the form of a public inquiry and is due to start on 19th September 2017. EPC and EFFRA will be presenting the views of Effingham’s residents to the Inquiry. The results of this survey will form part of our evidence base.
 
The survey results can be viewed here.

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BERKELEY HOMES / HOWARD OF EFFINGHAM – APPEAL DECISION DUE IN JANUARY 

 

The three-week Public Inquiry into the appeal by Berkeley Homes and The Howard Partnership Trust against refusal of planning application 14/P/02109 closed on Friday 2nd June. The application was to rebuild the Howard of Effingham School on Effingham Lodge Farm, paid for by enabling development of 295 new homes, all to be built on Green Belt land. The Inspector has now submitted his report to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, who will make the final decision whether to allow or dismiss the appeal. A decision is now expected in January.

 

Effingham Parish Council instructed barrister Mr Scott Stemp and was a full party to the Inquiry, supporting the Borough Council's refusal of the application. Read the Parish Council's evidence to the Inquiry and Scott Stemp's closing submission on the  Appeal page.

 

The Parish Council's Press Release issued at the end of the Inquiry is available here.

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EFFINGHAM PARISH COUNCIL AUDIT FOR YEAR ENDING 31 MARCH 2017

 

Effingham Parish Council Audit Results:

 

• see here for the Notice of Conclusion of Audit and for Sections 1-3 of the Annual Return.

 

For copies of the statement of accounts/annual return, or for any other queries, please contact the Clerk.

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We want to help you better understand what the Parish Council is, how it works, and what it does in the village. We also hope it will be a useful point of contact for residents who want to keep in touch with each other.

 

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The galleon used as this website's logo is the emblem of both the Parish Council and the village. It is the Ark Royal, the flagship of the English fleet in which Lord Howard of Effingham successfully faced the Spanish Armada in 1588. Sir Walter Raleigh had the ship built at Deptford in 1587 for his own use, but before launch she was purchased by Queen Elizabeth I for £5,000. Today’s HMS Ark Royal, 5th to bear the name, is still flagship of the ‘Senior Service’ – the navy. An emblem to live up to!

 


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