Byfleet Residents Neighbourhood Forum
Byfleet Residents Neighbourhood Forum was formed in 2013 in response to the Localism Act 2011.
“Instead of local people being told what to do, the Government thinks that local communities should have genuine opportunities to influence the future of the places where they live. The Act introduces a new right for communities to draw up a neighbourhood plan”
Department for Communities and Local Government, Localism Act 2011.
The Forum was set up specifically to produce a Neighbourhood Plan for Byfleet. Following a Questionnaire and a series of Drop-in Meetings, a Vision and the Issues affecting Byfleet were identified and can be viewed on The Plan page together with timescales for the project.
In 2017, a draft plan Consultation Document was produced and it is available to view online here. Hard copies were also available in key locations around the village such as the Library, Schools, Village Hall, Churches, Clubs, St Mary’s Community Centre etc.
We are now aiming to have our draft Plan available during 2021.
Sanway-Byfleet Flood Alleviation Scheme
A web page has been created for the Sanway-Byfleet Flood Alleviation Scheme to share information about the proposals and collect feedback.
The Environment Agency is also holding virtual events in partnership with Woking Borough Council and Surrey County Council. These events will provide an opportunity for you to speak to the project team and have your say on the scheme proposals. There will be two sessions on the 13th and 17th March covering the same information to ensure as many people as possible can attend.
You can access the web page and sign up for one of the sessions at: https://consult.environment-agency.gov.uk/thames/sanway-byfleet-flood-alleviation-scheme/
WBC’s plans increase the number of residents massively without any supporting infrastructure.
Byfleet Forum AGM: Watch this space