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  • Welcome to the LOSRA Website

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    The Lower Sunbury Residents' Association Read More
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  • LOSRA's Aims

    LOSRA's Aims

    To optimise and enhance the quality of life for Lower Sunbury residents by all appropriate means Read More
  • Sunbury As It Was

    Sunbury As It Was

    Visit the LOSRA Gallery for images past and Present Read More
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Welcome to the LOSRA Website

As with any other local neighbourhood, the policies and actions which affect the character and future of Lower Sunbury are generally framed and implemented by a combination of local and national government, along with the vested interests and market forces which operate within those frameworks. Lower Sunbury is by no means unique in being under threat from a creaking infrastructure brought about by rapid urban development, the growth of traffic, and other pressures affecting the quality of life and the character of the area.

Working with the local authorities, we see it as the responsibility of residents’ and amenity groups such as LOSRA to address the underlying issues which fundamentally affect their members’ lives, as well as the minutiae of everyday life with which such groups are often concerned.

Please sign up to receive our regular e-bulletins by subscribing via the facility at the top left hand of this page. It goes without saying that, without your continued support we would cease to function so we urge you to join, or renew your membership now Subscriptions (£5 per household) for 2023 are now payable.

Police College, Full Planning Application Now Submitted by Linden HomesFurther to articles published on this Site on 20th October and 3rd November, Linden Homes has now formally applied for full planning permission for the Police College Site in Green Street.

The application follows a period of public consultation and one-to-one representations from neighbouring residents.

The site is a "brownfield" (ie previously developed land) and the number of homes falls within the density limits.

The planning application and associated documents may be viewed by clicking here

The following announcement comes from the Chairman of the Sunbury Sports Association:

"A belated Happy New Year to you all, and here’s hoping, among other things, for some great evenings of music at Sunbury Cricket Club during 2012. This is by way of an introduction to the events already in the diary for the first few months of the year, which will be added to and updated as we go along. However, as you will see, we already have some exciting things in the book. We have built on the experience of our first year or so, and have tried to bring you names with a real background and heritage in the business, and also one or two important contemporary stars, including touring American artists. We are also aiming to increase the frequency of the music nights, so that they are occasionally at fortnightly intervals rather than monthly, as we have quite a pool of new bands to bring into the calendar, quite apart from those who have appeared before who we would like to get back."

To see the calendar of events and artists click here.

Gravel ExtractionLOSRA has just been advised that the gravel mining firm, CEMEX Ltd will be holding a public consultation event at the Holiday Inn, Ferry Lane, Shepperton.

So far as we understand it, the event will take place during the afternoon and evening of 23rd January. At the time of writing we have had no formal communication from the Company and this Site will be updated just as soon as more detail becomes known.

Update as at 19th January; the following email has been received from the applicants Cemex Ltd:

"As part of the Mineral Plan, adopted by Surrey County Council, we propose to extract sand and gravel over 4 – 5 years from Watersplash Farm site, off Fordbridge Road, Shepperton.

We plan to extract the material in phases and progressively restore the land back to agriculture and nature conservation, while minimising the environmental impact.

Please do come and join us at an informal public consultation on Monday 23rd January 2012, from 1 – 8pm in the Hampton Suite, Holiday Inn Hotel, Shepperton TW17 8NP. Our plans will be displayed and you will be able to discuss them with colleagues."

For further information contact: Mark Kelly, Project Planner CEMEX UK - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We are very disappointed at the very short notice given for this consultation and appropriate representations have been made to Cemex.

Eco Park - Not too Late to Make Your Views KnownDespite the numerous articles published on this Site, Spelthorne Council has received a mere 4 letters in opposition to the proposed Eco Park.

The planning application for the Eco Park is back with Surrey County Council for final approval. The Minister for Local Government and Communities has not given it his approval, but handed it back to Surrey to determine.

Despite all the flaws in the application that have been pointed out, Surrey has no alternative plan so it is very likely to be passed.

Spelthorne Borough Council is also aware of the shortcomings of the application and will be opposing it but needs to be able to state that there is strong local opposition. There is a petition going round but individual messages are far more effective. 

If, after reading the following facts, you are as incensed as us that Charlton Village will be used as a receptacle for large amounts of Surrey’s waste then please email the Deputy Leader of the Council at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and express your opposition to the plan. You can use some, or all, of these points in your message:

  • Surrey says that the technology proposed is proven. Not true – the example it uses is still not working after at least 18 months. It is also potentially dangerous as it produces highly explosive gas by heating unsorted black-bag waste. The plant will be sited only 400 metres from Charlton Village and incorporates a Community Recycling Centre where you drop off your domestic waste. Remember, if it can go wrong it will!

  • Surrey says that the Eco Park will not affect air quality. Not true – Spelthorne is already an Air Quality Management Area as it often exceeds the EU guidelines on nitrous oxide emissions. Any further emissions must be detrimental, and the plan doesn’t cover particulates that are especially harmful to health.

  • The ‘artists impression’ on the newsletters doesn’t an accurate illustration of scale. The chimney/stack will be at least 165ft high (think Nelson’s Column) and the buildings will cover the equivalent of two football pitches. It will be ¾ the size of Grundon’s at Colnbrook.

  • Local estate agents have confirmed that the planned Eco Park is already concerning people looking to buy property locally and potentially affecting prices.

Please act as soon as possible.

The Sunbury and Shepperton Arts Association is delighted to announce their forthcoming Series of Coffee Concerts at the Riverside Arts Centre. Three concerts are to be held Saturday 28th January, Saturday 25th February and Saturday 28th April; and will feature works by Mozart, Brahms, Locatelli and Beethoven. Please see attached leaflet for details.

Tuesday, 10 January 2012 12:50

Walton Bridge - Programme of Works

Walton BridgeResidents may have experienced long delays in their journeys along Fordbridge Road and the A244. The full programme of works which is detailed below will entail occasional night and weekend closures of Walton Bridge during its construction which started this month.

January 2011 - Advance construction works start.

May to September 2011 - Archaeological investigation.

September to October 2011 - Earthworks in new open space. 

September 2011 - Diversion of pipes and cables commence.

January 2012 - Main construction works start. 

June 2013 - New bridge completed and brought into use.

July 2013 - Demolition of existing bridges commences, followed by final landscaping works.

March 2014 - Works completed.

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