The Cobham Farmers' Market will be open in Hollyhedge Road this Saturday which is located between the Downside Bridge Road car park and the High Street.
Both new and old traders will be there as well as involvement from local shops. Stalls will be selling a wide selection of items including eggs, cheese, meat, vegetables, cakes, pies, even plants for your garden.
The market is open from 9:30am to 2pm on the fourth Saturday of every month.
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 Mon 27th October 2014 (was Fri 17th Oct but now extended).
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.
This new book covers Downside and the surrounding areas and as with the previous Cobham Tilt book, has been written by the local historian David Taylor and published by the Cobham Conservation & Heritage Trust. The proceeds from these books are going towards Trust projects which enhance the local area.
Both of these books provides a brief history and include a guide which takes the reader on a circular route around the area covered and introduces them to some of the historical buildings which occupy these attractive conservation areas. The books are illustrated throughout with pictures from the past and today.
If you would like to buy a copy, either for yourself or as a gift, you can purchase the book direct from the Trust. Alternatively, we are very pleased to announce the Cobham Bookshop will be keeping them in stock.
The cost of each book is £7.99 from the Cobham Bookshop or direct from the Trust for £8.20 which includes delivery. Alternatively, if you purchase either book at an Open Meeting or one of our other events, each book will be on sale for £6.99.
All orders by post should be sent to:-
Cobham Heritage Trust
Downside/Tilt Book Offer
PO Box 335
Living Surrey TV also attended Cobham Heritage Day and featured an interview with Sir Gerry Acher our Chairman and Richard Ward, Chairman of the Cobham Mill Trust during an episode of their weekly news and current affairs programme shown on Sky and via their website.
You can view the whole episode by clicking on Living Surrey on the left. The first 18.5 minutes covers the Tour of Britain Cycle Race in Camberley but you can skip to the 18.5 minute point to just see Cobham Heritage Day and Cobham Mill.
Update: Guildford Borough Council has extended the consultation to midnight on Fri 26th September after confusion at the council as to the time when responses to the consultation would be accepted. The previous date was Mon 22nd Sept 2014.
At midnight on Fri 26th Sept 2014 consultation closes on the Draft Guildford plan which amongst other things includes proposals for a 2,000 dwelling development on the site of the old Wisley Airfield. We as a group are very concerned at the implications of this draft plan and the possible Wisley housing development.
We have already submitted an earlier comment and shall be submitting further comments on Monday. Although we are on the periphery of this area it could still affect us for two reasons: weakening and developing the green belt will have repercussions on all green belt land and particularly that land nearby ie. in our area. Secondly the proposed development at Wisley will cause major problems to our already inadequate infrastructure and overcrowded roads.
So if you wish to submit a comment please do so post haste.
The Cobham Conservation and Heritage Trust (CCHT) was relaunched in November 2005 from the Cobham Conservation Group. You can find out more about the Trust on the About Us page.
We hope you enjoy exploring our website and find the information interesting and stimulating and if you are not already a member that this will spur you on to join and support us. Click on the Membership menu for more details.