Building upon the success of the daffodil bulb planting project at Riverhill last year, the Cobham Conservation and Heritage Trust have again joined forces with Elmbridge Borough Council's Leisure and Cultural Services team and three local schools to continue the project.
Around 40 children and their families made short work of planting 1,500 daffodil bulbs on the Leg O'Mutton field in Cobham last Saturday morning.
The bulbs were planted around the bases of the oak trees which run through the middle of the field. Volunteers from The Royal Kent School, St Matthew's School and St Andrew's School each planted their own stretch of trees with Narcissus Tete-a-Tete bulbs, a dwarf variety of daffodils which flower in early Spring.Read more: New Daffodil Display for the Leg O’Mutton
Special Christmas Offer available to Trust members only. Two books from our "A Guide and History" series including our latest title for Downside, only £12 + £1.20 p&p. Individual books available at £6.99 + £1.20 p&p.
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Christmas Book Offer,
Cobham Conservation & Heritage Trust,
PO Box 335,
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A Christmas and Craft Fair will be taking place at the Cobham Village Hall, Lushington Drive on Saturday the 29th November 2014 from 12 to 4pm.
The Fair will include local crafts, Christmas gifts, cards & gift wrap, jewellery, mulled wine & mince pies and Santas Grotto.
Proceeds from the event will go towards the development of the Cobham Village Hall.
This planning application is for a detached one storey building with rooms in the roof space for A1/A3 use (shops and restaurant) on ground floors, and D1 use (Medical Aesthetics Clinic) on first floor with external link to 51 High Street (formerly the cSee boutique), and detached two storey building for A1/A3 use (shops and restaurant) on ground floor and C3 (residential) on first floor with ancilliary landscaping to include cycle parking and bin store, following demolition of existing shed and garage – listed buildings.
We believe this development could be classed in the same league as the White Lion. Please consider supporting us in our objection and if you agree please object before the 31 October 2014.
Update: Elmbridge Borough Council Planning Department has refused this planning application as it "...would appear to be an alien addition that would appear incongruous with the character of the area and the street scene due to its disproportionate height and prominant location...". Full details on the EBC Planning Department website.
This planning application (Ref No. 2014/3905) is to site a 12.5m high telephone mast at the corner of Miles Lane and Ashcroft Park. This is very much a residential area.
You may recall that a similar application was turned down by the Planning Inspector in 2013 who stated "I do not consider that the operational needs of the Appellant and Co-Operator, outweigh the significant harm to the character and appearance of the area that would result from siting a column of this height in this particular location." What has changed regarding this location?
Developers are planning to redevelop the former White Lion on the Portsmouth Road (previously known as the Vermont Exchange & NY Bar and Grill). This is a Grade II listed building and is an important Cobham landmark.
The developers have submitted their planning applications to devlop this important site and propose to convert the imposing Grade II listed building into four flats maintaining the Georgian façade on to the street and construct a large number of dwellings around. You can view the proposals on the Elmbridge Planning website under: Planning Application 2014/3752 & 2014/3417. Click here to go to the Elmbridge Planning website.
We are not at all happy about this and if the development is allowed to proceed as planned, the special and imposing Grade II building will be over shadowed. We shall be opposing this most strongly but our voice will not be enough and we need your support.
Please examine the proposal and if you think fit please object before Tue 4th November 2014 (was Fri 17th Oct and then 27th Oct but now extended to the 4th Nov 2014).
Objections could include the following:
Please consider supporting us in conserving this vitally important landmark; we are not against sensitive development but this is insensitive and of the worst kind.
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