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Runnymede Manifesto 2019

April 2, 2019 12:40 PM

Environment

The rate of recycling needs to be improved

Runnymede has the lowest recycling rates in Surrey. We would look to increase recycling by looking at best practice across the county. For instance, neighbouring Surrey Heath recycle juice cartons whereas in Runnymede these go to landfill.

Fly tipping needs to be addressed.

Runnymede has the highest tonnage of Fly Tipping across the county. Things to look at would include reducing charges at Recycling Centres, 7 day a week opening as well as changes to licencing rules for commercial vehicles.

Manage air quality.

Air quality needs to be measured to ensure that it is within acceptable levels. We are on the doorstep of Heathrow and have one of the busiest stretches of the M25 running through the borough. Measures such as reduce car idling at level crossings and outside school pick up areas need to be looked at.

Borough Planning

Increase Enforcement

Due to resource issues across the borough there is limited enforcement that can be carried out when planning laws are broken. This needs to be addressed to restore the resident's faith in the local planning process.

Infrastructure first

Local infrastructure needs to be approved and in place before the start of major housing developments. This includes roads, public transport, GP surgeries and schools.

Green Belt

Use of Green Belt should be a last resort. We need to stand up for its' maintenance and challenge plans for erosion.

Engagement

Communication

We will regularly communicate with local residents using newsletters and email to provide updates of Runnymede Borough Council issues and developments.

Visibility

We will be accessible to all residents providing monthly Surgeries so that there is a two-way dialogue about problems and issues. We will also respond to all emails.

Partnerships

We will work constructively with all the borough stakeholders to achieve positive outcomes for both the existing and new residents.