Dates to Remember
19th June - Deepcut Village Centre AGM : 7.30pm, Deepcut Village Community Centre.
For more details see the Email from Cllr Paul Deach.
20th June - Draft Local Plan Drop in Session : 4.00pm - 8.00pm, Frimley Lodge Park. See
Draft Local Plan 2016-2032 on the SHBC site.
30th July - End of Draft Local Plan Consultation: For information see the
Poster on the right or the
Draft Local Plan 2016-2032 page on the SHBC site.
SHBC Planning Policies
Under the Localism Act neighbourhood forums are community groups that are designated to take forward neighbourhood planning in areas without parish councils.
The DNF has been recognised by SHBC as the forum for the Deepcut Area, this is especially important on account of the PRB development (see below).
Advice on Benefits, Social Networks, Health Issues or Support for Carers
Colin Wilson from the BVCT is asking for support with some local
initiatives to help wildlife that is disappearing at a seriously fast rate.
If you are interested contact:
... full article
On the 23rd and 24th March, there was a public exhibition at St Barbara’s Church where Skanska presented recent proposals for the Community Hub area of Mindenhurst. Skanska say that this phase
will deliver significant new and improved community facilities, see the Exhibition Material (pdf) for complete information.
For the latest news and updates on the development visit the Mindenhurst website.
For the very latest updates on what's going on, building works, road works, traffic problems etc, see the
deachy.interests.me site run by Councillor Paul Deach. You can also join the email list to get regular updates sent to you.
Read more on this site about the Deepcut Development Project.
Farnborough Airport Concerns
There is a possibility of a further large increase in flights to Farnborough Airport, for more information see the
Article by our former chairman.
If you have any complaints or concerns about aircraft noise, the frequency and timing of flights, please contact
the Society as we have a representative on the Farnborough Airport Consultative Committee (FACC)
and on the Quiet Flying Programme working group of FACC. We are in a position to be able to make representations on your behalf and as a Society we carry more weight than an individual does.
If you wish us to take a complaint to FACC, it should be in writing and sent to us via mail or email.
Basingstoke Canal Updates
The Society will be keeping abreast on what is happening with the Basingstoke Canal. You might like to read the article
on the Basingstoke Canal Petition and the discussion of the funding of the canal.
For information on the maintenance and update work being done on the canal, see the latest bulletin
or past bulletins from the Surrey and Hampshire Canal Society
along with their quarterly magazine, the Basingstoke Canal News.
Update on the proposed Frimley Green traffic lights
UPDATE: Lead Campaigners again met with Skanska, the infrastructure developer of Mindenhurst new village, Deepcut on Tuesday 29th May to discuss the results of the most recent traffic survey in Frimley Green and to seek a way forward.
Skanska have inherited a responsibility to install 4-way traffic lights in Frimley Green as part of the original 106 agreement, but had kindly agreed to conduct a new traffic survey to prove or disprove current provision.
Overall the new traffic survey showed little change in peak time traffic though the pattern has changed with less traffic movements in the morning and more traffic movements in the evening. However the most interesting fact
was that the predicted growth in traffic from the intial survey carried out in 2010 to now has NOT materialised! Unfortunately, Surrey Highways insist on certain criteria being applied to the data, such as assumptions about
such growth in traffic levels. Because the same flawed assumptions are again being used , unsurprisingly, the same flawed forecast continue to show that the roundabouts cannot cope by 2026, even with some tweaking to the current layout.
To read the full acount see the STOPorGOFourWayTrafficLights site on Facebook,
a comprehensive guide to this issue set up by Cliff Hilton.
For more on the original e-petition, see the Article on this site.