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Effingham Eye: Aftermath Of Homes And School Planning Decision

Effingham Eye: Aftermath Of Homes And School Planning Decision

Chris Dick‘s roundup of Effingham News, featuring… The aftermath of the Secretary of State’s Berkeley Homes decision Summer Fete and Dambusters Talk Toddlers’ playground appeal donations No fireworks but some…

Opinion: We Need A SAD Local Plan

From Fiona Curtis The local plan must be sustainable, achievable and deliverable (SAD), an easy to remember and somewhat ironic acronym. All of those things are perfectly doable if money…

Opinion: Government Analysis of the Housing Issue is Intellectually Dishonest

By Ben Paton There are plenty of issues to worry about in the world. The extinction of the white rhino and the blue whale are issues. Global warming is an…

Opinion: Planning Inspector’s Questions Don’t Surprise Me

By John Rigg Director of the Guildford Vision Group (GVG) The questions posed by Jonathan Bore, the planning inspector who is examining the borough council’s Local Plan, should come as…

Opinion: The Wey Direct – Not Sports Direct

Opinion: The Wey Direct – Not Sports Direct

By David Bentley – photos by Mandy Millyard One of the nicest places to go in Guildford, these days, is Debenhams restaurant. But I am worried that the store’s excellently…

The Kingston View: David Hodge Re-elected and Other County Council News

By Keith Witham Conservative county councillor for Worplesdon In his occasional column  giving his personal view of county council matters Cllr Witham covers: the re-election of David Hodge as the…

The Dragon Says: Why The Secrecy Over University of Surrey’s Student Housing?

Why is there so much secrecy over the University of Surrey’s student housing? The university and Guildford Borough Council (GBC) have been talking about it in private for months. According…

Effingham Eye: Treasured Village Mementos Retrieved

Effingham Eye: Treasured Village Mementos Retrieved

Chris Dick‘s roundup of Effingham News The discovery of a silver cup,  donated in memory of Effingham resident Ronald Tyrell, and missing for sixty years, brought tears to the eyes…

Opinion: Will Selling West Lodge Really Make A Dent In The Council’s Deficit?

Opinion by Gavin Morgan Guildford Heritage Forum On Tuesday, February 20, Guildford Borough Council passed a resolution to sell West Lodge in Chilworth. The argument for selling is financial. Previous…

Opinion: Following the ‘Great Wall’ Go-ahead Expect More ‘Greedy Style’ Proposals

By Martin Giles “The worst planning decision in Guildford’s history!” That is how Alderman Gordon Bridger described a planning inspector’s decision to allow the massive re-development of Guildford railway station.…

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