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  • Welcome to the LOSRA Website

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    To optimise and enhance the quality of life for Lower Sunbury residents by all appropriate means 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 2024 are now payable.

Another coup for Sunbury CC, as we welcome touring Texan blues star - writer/singer/guitarist/harmonica player - one of the greats of modern era blues, and a friend and disciple of the late Bo Diddley. "The funk of the gulf coast New Orleans, the sweat of good ol' boy Texas boogie, the soul of up the river Memphis, and the smooth sophistication of the big city NY". One absolutely not to be missed, and tickets are available for advanced sale now: www.hamiltonloomis.com. For the poster, please click here.

London IrishWhilst recognising the comparative merits of both applications by London Irish in respect of their Avenue site, it has always been our intention to oppose any development of this important area of protected urban open space; and our letter of representation may be viewed by clicking here.

Likewise, our opposition to the development of Hazelwood Golf Centre remains undiminished. To view this letter of representation, click here.

After 5 years of loyal service to LOSRA residents, PC Barnes announces that she is leaving us for a while and will be replaced by PC Sophie Knight during her absence. Other news includes an invitation to notify police of any street parties planned for the Diamond Jubilee.

Click here to view the latest update

A public consultation on the two Supplementary Planning Documents: Flooding; and Housing Size and Type, has been announced by the Council. The following is the emailed announcement received by LOSRA who will be responding in time to meet the deadline. Any resident who wishes to contribute should do so by following the instructions described below.

I am writing to let you know that Spelthorne Borough Council is due to start a four week public consultation on the final drafts of the above two documents.  Attached are copies of the two SPDs and further supporting documents.  I invite you to let us have your views by Monday 28 May 2012.  Representations are encouraged to be submitted using the on-line form: http://www.spelthorne.gov.uk/AF3/an/default.aspx/RenderForm/?F.Name=avcagjrbzsn .  They can also be submitted by post or email using the attached response form (one form for each SPD), but please only use one of the alternative methods of response.

The purpose of the Flooding SPD is to elaborate on Policy LO1 set out in the Council’s Core Strategy and Policies Development Plan Document (DPD).  It is intended to ensure that the Council provides clear guidance on the factors which need to be taken into account in preparing and determining applications for development in areas of flood risk.  The SPD in particular provides further guidance on how flood risk may be managed.

The purpose of the Housing Size and Type SPD is to elaborate on Policy HO4 set out in the Council’s Core Strategy and Policies DPD.  It is intended to ensure that the Council secures the right mix of dwellings providing one, two, three and four plus bedrooms in new development, so that, together with the existing housing stock, the housing needs of the Borough are best met.  The SPD in particular provides further guidance on the dwelling mix required in developments which incorporate an element of affordable housing.

Subject to the outcome of this consultation, the Council intends to formally adopt these SPDs later this year.  Further details on the preparation and consultation process are set out in the accompanying Consultation Statement.

If you would like any further information or have any queries on the above matters please do not hesitate to contact me.

John Brooks Bsc DipTP DMS MRTPI MCMI

Deputy Head of Planning and Housing Strategy

Spelthorne Borough Council

Council Offices, Knowle Green, Staines TW18 1XB

Tel: (01784) 446346

Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

LOSRA has received a number of enquiries regarding a Diamond Jubilee street party which was to have taken place in Hawke Park on 3rd June. It would appear that the planned event has now been cancelled; and that the cancellation has been greeted by a mixed response from residents in the neighbourhood.

We would like to point out that LOSRA was not instrumental in the organisation of the event, nor that we had any involvement from its inception or during its planning stages. We would also therefore like to confirm that we made no representations to the Council or any other parties in respect of the event's feasibility. This disclaimer is intended only as a courtesy to inform members that any enquiries should be directed to the organisers rather than to LOSRA.

Police CollegeFollowing discussions between local campaigners, the Planning Office and Linden Homes, an amended application has now been submitted for the Police College site in Green Street. This application represents a reduction in density of 5 dwellings but does not in any way meet the concerns of local residents. The density is still considered to be far too high when measured against the context of established developments in the immediate area; and, despite strong objections, Linden Homes has retained the site access in Green Street. Details of the revised application may be viewed by clicking here.

Representations should be submitted to the Local Planning Authority by 1st May using the online form or by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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