- Lack of a cohesive management strategy for the natural environment
- The importance of gardens in the natural environment not being valued by planners, owners, developers
- Poor management of our trees and hedges – low levels of awareness of habitat loss due to disease
- Poor management of the village pond and other aquatic habitats
- Small patches of Greenbelt that could be infill opportunities by smaller developers.
- Large numbers of unprotected trees allowing indiscriminate destruction of mature natural environments.
- Over development of residential plots.
- Poor drainage allowing overflow into the natural watercourses causing contamination of fragile ecosystems.
- No importance of Nature to some people
- A rural village environment within M25 surrounded by farmland, footpaths and public open spaces
- High % of Hedges and Living boundaries– public and private
- Diverse number of Trees – public and private land
- Woodlands, Grasslands in public and private ownership
- Local Nature Reserve
- Natural grass verges to highways
- Village Pond and other private ponds
- Older properties with large gardens containing a range of valuable mature habitats
- Significant areas of Greenbelt
- Restricted development opportunities with the Village Centre due to Settlement Area.
- Great network of villagers willing to help look after the green spaces.
- Part of the Parish is within the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and Area of Great Landscape Value (AGLV)
Lots of natural footpaths and unmade roads