Effingham Parish Council

WHAT'S NEW !    

Berkeley Homes Planning Application

Thank you to all residents who attended the Extraordinary Parish Council meeting held on Tuesday 9 Dec 2014 to discuss the Berkeley Homes planning application. You may access the research data presentation given at the meeting here (as pdf)


The meeting presentation is also available to view in paper form in the Parish Room where a full copy of all the application plans and documents are also available to view. The application documents can be viewed online on the Guildford BC planning pages


 The Parish Council encourages all residents to respond to Guildford Borough Council with their views on the application. The Borough Council is allowing responses up to 16 January 2015 but their advice is that the sooner responses are submitted the better in order to be able to to give due consideration to what may be a large number of responses.

Please note that the Parish Room will be open for viewing Mon-Fri, 11-1pm. It will be shut over the Christmas period on 24, 25 & 26 Dec and 31 Dec & 1 Jan.  Additionally, it will also be open between 7-8pm Monday 22 & 29 December

and 10-12 on Saturdays 20 Dec & 3 jJan

If you are unable to make these times , please call the Parish Room to arrange an appointment.








The consultation on Guildford Borough Council's (GBC) Local Plan has now closed. Click here to see EPC's response to the Local Plan.

The Plan identifies land for development across the Borough and will have a big impact on the future of Effingham up to 2031. The Parish Council thanks all residents who responded to the consultation and made their voices heard.


Correspondence with GBC 

Click to view correspondence from the Parish Council to the Leader of Guildford Borough Council in AprilMayJuly 2014. The latest letter sent at 6 Oct can be viewed here.

Click here to view the Parish Council's response to the 'Issues & Options' Consultation






Berkeley Homes/Howard of Effingham Joint Venture


Please click here to view preliminary comments sent by the Parish Council to Guildford Borough Council, Without Prejudice, on housing provision, design requirements and Section 106 contributions on for any future planning applications.    

The Parish Council is chairing a liaison group to discuss issues and proposals regarding the proposed joint venture between Berkeley Homes and the Howard of Effingham School. These discussions are Without Prejudice, meaning that all discussions taking place are separate from any Parish Council assessment of future planning applications and will have no impact on the decision of the Parish Council regarding an application. Representation from GBC Planning department attends all meetings and all meeting minutes are publically available.

Please click here to view the minutes from the first HoE Liaison Group meeting at 3 June 2014, here for the minutes at 20 June 2014 and here for 16 July 2014.

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Effingham Parish Council recently carried out a housing requirements survey with residents. The data from this survey is now available in a summary report and appendices which can be viewed by clicking on the Housing Survey tab on the menu on the left of the page or by clicking here.




EXHIBITION on the FIRST WORLD WAR - expected Spring 2015


In 2015 Effingham Local History Group will present an exhibition on "The People of Effingham in the First World War". There will be many new photographs and narratives to see and there will also be talks and refreshments. King George V Hall, Browns Lane, Effingham 2-5pm. Admission free. Date to be announced in due course.

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The Parish Councillors, Chairman and Vice-Chairman serving for the current electoral year 2013-14 are listed here.

The Chairman's New Year Report for 2012-13 can be downloaded (as pdf) here and the full-year Chairman's Report for 2012-13 here.



There is currently one vacancy for the position of co-opted Parish Councillor on the Parish Council.

Further details of this vacancy can be viewed (as pdf) here.

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As announced in the last Chairman’s Report, Effingham Parish Council has embarked on an exciting project to plan the future of the village, which will need residents’ help. This is explained here.
Our first step was to register successfully the parish as a Neighbourhood Area with Guildford Borough Council. The application can be viewed here and here.

A form on which you can write your comments to hand in at Effingham Parish Room or GBC is here.

A summary of the details of what the Village Plan will include, and the different stages of putting it together can be viewed here.
A separate website has been set up specifically to cover the evolving Village Plan.

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Welcome to our website

We want to help you better understand what the Parish Council is, how it works, and what it does in the village. We also hope it will be a useful point of contact for residents who want to keep in touch with each other.



Scenic Effingham


On this site you can

  • ... and much more besides

There are links and contact details for many other village organisations.



The galleon used as this website's logo is the emblem of both the Parish Council and the village. It is the Ark Royal, the flagship of the English fleet in which Lord Howard of Effingham successfully faced the Spanish Armada in 1588. Sir Walter Raleigh had the ship built at Deptford in 1587 for his own use, but before launch she was purchased by Queen Elizabeth I for £5,000. Today’s HMS Ark Royal, 5th to bear the name, is still flagship of the ‘Senior Service’ – the navy. An emblem to live up to!


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