Walton Lane Environment Agency flood meeting

Residents of Walton Lane, Weybridge, have gained new insights into the Thames Scheme flood plans by talking directly with people working for the Environment Agency on modelling river flows and levels. A very informative meeting in Walton Lane on 25 April was attended by local residents, including PPDRA committee members Doug Myers and Miles Macleod. In the course of the meeting it was agreed that flows of specific alternatives to widening … [Read more...]

Survey 2015: What do you want for Weybridge?

PPDRA is conducting a survey of local residents' concerns and wishes for Weybridge, to help us continue to reflect local views. Our Survey 2015 covers: Weybridge Town Centre - how to make it more attractive to visit. Parking - on-street and off-street provision. Traffic through residential areas - volume and speed, and how to manage it. Public riversides, green spaces and footpaths - appreciation, concerns and wishes. Other local … [Read more...]

Portmore Park & District Annual Residents Meeting – 3 Nov 2015

Residents of north Weybridge are invited to share views at our Portmore Park & District Residents Annual Meeting Meet other residents and local councillors Tuesday 3 November, 7:30 for 8:00 pm St Charles Borromeo School Hall, Christ The Prince Of Peace (Portmore Way) 7:30 – Chat and light refreshments 8:00 – Hear about and discuss local matters which affect our community We will also briefly conduct the formal business of the PPDRA … [Read more...]

School buys local Green Belt land

Aerial photo of St Georges Junior Land Purchase

St George's Junior School has completed the purchase of the adjacent Green Belt land at Greenlands Farm -- part of the remaining riverside farmland between Weybridge and Walton -- which had been offered for sale as a 'strategic development opportunity'. Ownership by the school looks to be a significantly better outcome, in terms of impact on our local community,  than the land being sold to a property developer or to someone interested in … [Read more...]

Local Green Belt landscape at risk

Land for sale: green belt floodplain Feb 2014

Land at Greenlands Farm has been offered for sale as a 'strategic development opportunity', despite being Green Belt, working floodplain, a potential mineral zone, and an important element of Thames riverside landscape. This is part of the remaining farmland which separates Weybridge from Walton -- a significant piece of local countryside, with traditional hedgerows and field pattern. The farmland helps define the local landscape, and is … [Read more...]

Gravel pit threat persists


Millions of tons of gravel and aggregate sit below our local Green Belt, and Surrey County Council have parts of north Weybridge earmaked as Potential Mineral Zones, labelled PMZ22 and PMZ23. Quite rightly, these sites have been rejected at successive reviews of which PMZs to excavate, for access and landscape reasons. But Surrey has to  meet targets for gravel extraction, and has regular PMZ reviews, so residents of Weybridge are wise to be … [Read more...]