LOSRA is pleased to support local residents’ crowdfunding campaign to challenge Elmbridge Council’s decision to grant itself planning permission for a huge sports stadium in the green belt, next to the river Thames.
We think this is inappropriate development which will wreck the tranquility, views and enjoyment of one of the most beautiful stretches of the River Thames, popular with cyclists, walkers and boaters alike.
Matches and crowds will create noise disturbance on both sides of the river, but ironically the Council says they cannot use acoustic screening, because that would conflict with the ‘openness’ of the Green Belt area.
Over 2,500 local people have already signed a petition calling on Elmbridge Council to remove the floodlighting and look for alternative sites away from the banks of the Thames, but the Council brushed it aside. Only a Judicial Review will stop this going ahead and cause the Council to rethink this scheme and prevent this tragic loss of green open space for future generations. The hearing date has been set for 6 December at the Royal Courts of Justice in the Strand.
You can help make this a reality by pledging what you can to save the Green Belt, the river Thames landscape, the wetlands wildlife, the dark skies, access to the countryside, the peace and tranquility of the Thames Path and riverside pubs, and the picturesque setting of the historic village of Sunbury-on-Thames.
Just click on the link: https://www.crowdjustice.co.uk/case/you-can-help/