Community Hospital Review - Public Consultation
At the CDRA Residents’ Meeting in April 2015 we heard about the review of NHS community hospital services by Surrey Downs Clinical Commissioning Group. This has examined inpatient and outpatient services across Cobham, Dorking, Molesey, Leatherhead and the New Epsom and Ewell Community Hospitals.
A report was published with a number of recommendations plus some options for further investigation. These involve choices about which community hospitals remain open and which services are provided at each site. Two of the four options that have been short listed for consideration would involve transferring in-patient services from Molesey Community Hospital to Cobham Cottage Hospital.
A public consultation on the options for re-configuring the services is taking place from 28th January to 5th May 2016. The Review Team will be holding a drop-in event at Cobham Cedar Centre on Thursday 18th February from 9.30am to 1pm. You can also find out more and fill in the on-line survey at Hospital Review Consultation.
Three Farms Meadow/Wisley Airfield - Revised Planning Application January 2016
A revised outline planning application for the redevelopment of the former Wisley Airfield has been submitted to Guildford Borough Council. The site is on Green Belt land adjoining Ockham and close to Downside. The application is for 2068 houses plus associated infrastructure in a phased development over 12 years. It would include changes to roads and junctions with a knock on effect on Cobham and Downside.
We urge you to object. If you have already objected to the earlier application we strongly advise that you should write in again.
This is a complex application to comment on, but help is at hand. A full list of concerns is at www.cobhamgreenbelt.org.uk *. Briefly, this application is for a high density development in the Green Belt, completely out of character with the rural surroundings and having a significant impact on traffic, roads and air quality in the area.
Email your views to
, remembering to include your name and postal address and to quote the reference 15/P/00012. It is more effective if you use your own words in your objection. The closing date for comments was originally the end of January but has been informally extended to 29th February 2016.
* Cobham Green Belt Group was formed by the CDRA, CCHT and Cobham Chamber of Commerce to promote and encourage retention of the Green Belt in and around Cobham.