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Information concerning users of Newland’s Corner

Customers of aat-events,

As regular users of Newland’s Corner, we appreciate that many of you may be interested to know about the forthcoming artificial play structures which are due to be installed on the land, along with other changes – including re-surfacing of some trails.

Should anyone wish to learn more about the changes proposed to the land, you can read the information below which we have shared on behalf of Save Newland’s Corner Campaign Group and the Ancient Yew Organisation.

If, like these organisations, you are opposed to these structures – they ask that you do please do take the time to make your views known to PINS before 7th July 2017.

Resident’s Letter from Save Newland’s Corner Campaign Group

Dear Resident

Newlands Corner

Artificial play structures – planning application to the Planning Inspectorate

Surrey County Council (SCC) has submitted proposals to the Planning Inspectorate (PINS), for approval under section 38 of the Commons Act 2006, to carry out the following works on common land at Newlands Corner:

  • erect six large, artificial play structures in cleared areas of the woodland along what is currently the all-ability trail – to be called the ‘Family Play Trail’;
  • place eight magnifying/brass rubbing posts along the trail;
  • re-surface the trail
  • erect temporary security fencing and, perhaps, temporarily close the trail…”

Continue reading: Resident’s Letter from Save Newland’s Corner Campaign Group to see a breakdown of their reasonings for objecting and more information.

Key Information

The Planning Inspectorate will only consider objections about the play structures themselves.   The deadline for representations / objections is Friday, 7 July 2017.  They should be sent to:


Or write to: Planning Inspectorate, Commons Team at 3F Temple Quay House, Temple Quay, Bristol.  BS1 6PN

Title: Common Land at Albury Downs, Newlands Corner (CL344)

Remember: – You must include your name and address. Save Newland’s Corner Campaign Group advise you to:

– Use your own words as far as possible

– Keep objections focused on the play structures


All of this is explained in greater depth in ‘Common Land consents policy’ which can be found at .  Save Newland’s Corner Campaign Group encourage you to read this document as it is important in terms of how the Inspectorate will view your representations.

The inspector who will decide the case will assess it based on the criteria in the guidance document ‘Common Land consents policy’.  The full version can be found at .

There is much more information, including a map and the structures’ designs, on the website.


Information from Ancient Yew Group

We were sent the following information from the Ancient Yew Group regarding the effect the planned works may have on ancient trees. Read more: Information from Ancient Yew Group 

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