Latest flooding information for Runnymede
There are no longer any flood warnings in place in Runnymede, but there are flood alerts. Residents are reminded to stay vigilant, with advice available on our flooding page and our flood recovery page and up to date information on the flood warning pages on the Environment Agency website.
You can also follow the Environment Agency's twitter feed for South East England for more information.
Flood recovery advice
The National Flood Forum provide a telephone helpline for all flood related enquires including insurance. You can contact them on 01299 403 055 or visit their website
Chertsey Meads by-election Thursday 13 March 2014
A by-election was called in the Chertsey Meads ward on 29 January 2014, following the Notice of a casual vacancy. Please follow the link to Electoral Services for further information relating to this by-election.
Independent masterplans published for Chertsey and Egham Town Centres
Two independent masterplans showing potential opportunities to develop and improve Chertsey and Egham Town Centres have been produced by independent consultants GVA, in association with Allies & Morrison Urban Practitioners and MVA. See Chertsey and Egham Town Centres webpage for more information.
Changes to Business Rates from 1 April 2014
In its Autumn Statement, the Government announced some changes to Business Rates which will come into effect from 1 April 2014. For more information, read the changes to Business Rates leaflet.
Council Tax – Changes to properties with annexes
From 1 April 2014, a new Council Tax discount of 50% is being introduced for family annexes.
If you currently have an annexe which is lived in by a family member you can receive a 50% discount on the annexe from 1 April 2014. In order to qualify for the discount, the annexe must be either used by the resident(s) of the main property or occupied by a family member. If a non family member occupies the annexe the discount will not apply.
Some annexes are already exempt from Council Tax and these will not be affected by the new discount and will continue to be exempt. If you think you may qualify for the discount please contact the Council Tax section on 01932 425400.
Don't miss out on your right to vote. Make sure you are on the Register of Electors by completing the voter registration forms that were sent out to all households in early October. For more information please read the Electoral registration information page or contact the Electoral Services team on 01932 425650/52.
Planning Policy latest news
The Council submitted the Local Plan Core Strategy and its supporting evidence base to the Secretary of State on 20 January 2014 for consideration. Mr David Hogger BA, MSc, MRTPI, MCIHT of the Planning Inspectorate has been appointed as the Inspector to conduct the Examination of the Core Strategy. The Council has appointed Lynette Duncan as Programme Officer to assist the Inspector with all administrative tasks associated with the preparation and smooth running of the Examination. She can be contacted on Lynetteljdassoc@aol.com or 07855 649 904. More information on the Examination can be found on the Council’s new New Local Plan Examination webpage.
The Council is currently carrying out a Call for Sites as part of its 2014 Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA). This call for sites will run from Monday 24 February-5pm on Monday 17 March 2014. Further information can be found on the Local Plan Consultations Page.
DERA North Site, Longcross - revised hybrid application and Trumps Farm hybrid application.
FURTHER ENVIRONMENTAL STATEMENT INFORMATION AND ADDITIONAL APPLICANT’S INFORMATION/PLANS SUBMITTED
For further information on the above hybrid applications please see our planning applications page where both applications can be viewed.