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We begin the Epsom and Ewell Talking Newspaper, local news section with an update on the Guild Living planning appeal following Epsom and Ewell Borough Council’s decision to refuse the application for a second time, based on the height of the proposed buildings. Listen now to hear the arguments from both sides.
We hear the government’s view on housing in the area from Robert Jenrick MP, then Housing Secretary of State, who met with Chris Grayling with his ideas on how to meet our local housing needs.
We also have an update on the planned Hogsmill river Wetlands project but sadly hear why the project has been delayed. In contrast, we have a good news story about how the community campaigning group Save Royal Kingston has been successful in their bid to have the Guildhall in Kingston listed as an Asset of Community Value (ACV) and what that means for the future of the building.
We have the exciting news that See Ability won Gold at BBC Gardener’s World Live, as well as winning ‘Best Interpretation of a Theme 2021’ at the show held in the NEC Birmingham. The new Sensory Garden on Ditton Road in Surbiton, named “See You See Me” designed by SeeAbility Trustee Deborah Hale MBE, scooped multiple awards from gardening experts recently.
We have details of a visit from the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby to Epsom and finish with an invitation from the new Swail House Association to their first event, a Quiz Night. For this and other news and stories, please listen to this week’s audio local news and please remember to share with anyone you know who is blind or has a visual impairment.
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