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Attention Oakhill

April 22, 2010

Oakhill residents should access the Environmental Impact Assessment which has just been made and approved by officers and the Chair of Development Control 3 days ago. It was reported to Development Control Committee last evening.

We would be very interested to receive comments from residents either to this site or to us individually by email.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Angela Cade permalink
    April 26, 2010 11:36 am

    Dear Paul,
    I write with regard to the environmental impact assessment in respect to the Oakhill.

    I understand and whole heartedly support the developement of the polyclinic/school but can not believe that this will not have a huge impact on our environment ! We are adjacent to the site on two boundaries and the increase in traffic to the site will increase pollution and noise and quality of life. We live and trade from 90/92 Ewell Road and are extremely concerned about the impact this developement will have on our business and living conditions. Our greatest fear will be if the bus stop access to the polyclinic is resited in front of our premises and home. This has been only to apparent over the last three weeks during the temporary move of the said bus stop. We have had huge difficulty in accessing our car park and deliveries have been in array. The bus lane has already caused a huge loss of business, as customers are unclear about the operating hours of the bus lane.
    The pollution from the Ewell Road traffic is already immense and we would be interested to know if KPCT / RBK Council/ Developers and interested stakeholders have any intentions of helping small local businesses and residents survive the impact, for example help with double glazing in regards to extra noise pollution etc ?
    We look forward to hearing from you,
    Angela & Antonio

    • April 26, 2010 9:50 pm

      If you care to let me have your email address I can forward to you the full reply from Highways, of which an edited version appears on the ‘Home’ page.

  2. April 26, 2010 9:27 pm

    Dear Angela and Antonio,

    Thanks for this. It’s been too long since we last met.
    I appreciate your comments about the environmental impact of the polyclinic – especially if it has a 420 pupil school attached to it – and have already commented at some length to the authors of the Impact Assessment about the considerations you raise on traffic density. I can’t see any reason why the bus stop should be permanently relocated and any plan to do so would have to come to Councillors and residents for comment. As you know the tree Surbiton Hill councillors all resisted the installation of the bus lanes for the very reasons you state. We supported 292 people who signed a petition against them, but that petition was set aside by the Liberal Democrat Administration of Kingston.
    On the whole I think the polyclinic will be an asset to Surbiton’s health provision, provided parking etc. is kept at about the level which currently applies at the Hospital and provided that existing and valued local businesses are not damaged in any way. As ‘stakeholders’ we have been keeping this need very much in the forefront of the planners’ minds.

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