Dear Forum Member
Woking Development Plan - SADPD
The initial planning Inspectors report – “without prejudice for the final report” – was issued on Friday 14th February.
The good news is that no mention is made of either of the two fields in Pyrford.
Clearly though, we must wait for the final report to be absolutely sure they are excluded.
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The Inspector does have a number of change recommendations for WBC to consider and respond. These include a consultation until 9th March on the Annual Housing Management Review (AMR) published on 19 December 2019. Click https://pyrfordforum.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/WBC-annual-housing-monitoring-report-1819-19-01-19.pdf for full details. In summary the AMR suggests that the forecast housing supply will exceed the Core Plan targets by 1,394. However, in reality a lot could change. The inspector also recommends a clearer policy on when ex Green Belt sites, like West Hall, are released for development.
Pyrford Neighbourhood Forum Renewal
Under the Localism Act 2011, The Pyrford Neighbourhood Forum (PNF) existence is time limited.
The approved Neighbourhood Plan is still valid until 2027, but a representative group for the Pyrford Area needs to be re-designated every 5 years. That time has come, so in the next 6 weeks the Pyrford Forum will approach Woking Borough Council (WBC) to be re-designated for the same neighbourhood area covered by the current Pyrford Neighbourhood Plan.
The Forum needs to provide a list to WBC of at least twenty-one members who are a representative cross- section of the Pyrford community and some demographic information about our members. If you are happy to be one of the twenty-one , please let us know by email at email@example.com.
Heritage Conservation Assessment (HCA) latest
Forum work on the HCA project continues, as does the fundraising effort. We have now raised over £11,500 but we still need to raise a further £1,500 to cover the estimated costs. Donations would be most welcome. Why not purchase a copy of Our Pyrford Heritage - the video PNF has made and showed very successfully at the AGM? A trailer can be found at http://www.pyrfordforum.org, with further details about how to order for £10.00/copy.
West Byfleet Post Office CLOSURE
Unfortunately, it has recently been announced that the West Byfleet Post Office will close on 31st March 2020. Whilst the Post Office is advertising the franchise there is no further news at this time - see the RA web site at https://the-residents.org/2020/02/post-office-closure-in-west-byfleet/ for details. In addition local councillors have issued a joint statement on Sheer House which can also be found on the RA site at https://the-residents.org/2020/02/sheer-house-development/#more-1308 for a few more details.
PYRFORD VILLAGE EVENTS – SAVE THE DATES
As you know there are regular village activities each year in Pyrford Village and this year will include a new one-off event:
VE Day 75th Celebration - Friday 8th May - the new date for May Bank Holiday (moved from 4th May). Plans are being drawn up for a Pyrford Village Event in the afternoon and evening, starting around 4pm. More details as we get them, but think Street Parties, 1940s style entertainment, family games and side shows.
Other dates for your diary include:
PLT 60s Night - Friday 28th & Saturday 29th February - at 7:45PM in the Pyrford Village War Memorial Hall. Tickets for £10:00 can be purchased via firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at 07724 223126. You should bring your own drinks & nibbles around 40 seats are available each night.
Residents’ Association Public Meeting - Wednesday 16th March 2020 - 7:30pm at St John's Church, W. Byfleet to explain what is being proposed for 'out of hospital' services , in particular the possible closure of Woking Walk-in Centre as part of The Big Picture programme. The meeting will be addressed by a speaker from the NHS, North West Surrey Clinical Commissioning Group followed by a Question and Answer session..
Residents’ Association AGM - Wednesday 18th March 2020 - 7:30pm at Byfleet Village Hall, Byfleet.
The Old House Open Day - some time in June - Joy Sachak will open the house and recent Twisted Stone acquisition to visitors - details TBA
Annual Pyrford & Wisley Flower Show & Fete - on Saturday 11th July
The Prudential Bike Ride - Sunday 16th August.
If there are any other Pyrford Village wide events happening that PNF could publicise. Please do let us know at email@example.com.