Under the BT Race to Infinity programme, we launched a campaign to get the Capel telephone exchange upgraded to the latest high-speed communications technology. This will benefit anyone who has a phone number in the range 01306-71xxxx.
BT issued a press release on 2nd Feb 2011 announcing all top 10 Race to Infinity exchanges as winners! Capel was 8th with a fantastic 77% vote and is therefore set to get Infinity Broadband by some time in 2012.
Many thanks to the campaign committee, particularly Helen Lindsay and Simon Lea, those who donated funds particularly Capel Parish Council and Gate-a-Mation and all those who gave up their time to knock on doors over Christmas 2010.
Representatives of the campaign met a senior team from BT on 30th November 2011 for a progress update. It was all good news and about 93% of properties will get BT Infinity - with most of those getting up to 100Mbps "fibre to the property" service. The majority of the 7% who don't quite get Infinity (15Mbps to 40Mbps) will see a significant uplift (2Mbps to 14Mbps).
April 2013. The cabinet in Anstie Lane is now enabled using fibre optic cabling. Estimated speeds on the BT web-site for Coldharbour residents range from 5.8 mpbs to 80 mpbs. The new cabinet located in Coldharbour Lane is going through the planning approval process, installation date not announced yet. In order to make use of the improved bandwidth you have contact your internet provider.
The decision by the planning inspectorate to dismiss the appeal lodged by the applicant has now been challenged on legal grounds in the High Court. LHAG applied to be a co-defendant, submitted a witness statement and were accepted in February 2013. The hearing date has been set for July 23rd and 24th 2013 in the Royal Courts of Justice, London.
September 28th, 2012.
After 2 months of deliberation the planning inspector has rejected the appeal by Europa Oil and Gas for an exploratory oil drilling platform in Bury Hill Wood, Coldharbour. Many thanks are due to the parish council, the Leith Hill Action group and elected members of Mole Valley District and Surrey County councils for supporting this campaign. For more information go to the LHAG website.
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