Ripley Action Group

What’s this website all about?

Read the background page to find out what’s going on in our village and the threats to our environment.





Local Plan
In November 2017 GBC rubber-stamped the latest Local Plan submission to the Planning Inspectorate unchanged after the latest, “consultation” last Summer.  The Examination in Public of the Local Plan  starts at 10am 5 June 2018 at Millmead offices, and will go on for some time.  Please put this date in your diary and try to get along to the hearing if you can.

A3 / M25 Junction Alteration
Highways England have chosen their option for improving the M25/A3 junction.  Despite the fact that almost two-thirds of respondents to the consultation favoured Option 9 (4-way flyover), Option 14 was chosen.

There is now another chance to have your say on this. There is a series of Public Information events. The full list is here there are two at Ripley Village Hall, Friday 9 March (15:30 – 20:00) and Saturday 10 March (10:00 – 17:00).

Newlands Corner
Congratulations and thanks are due to the Save Newlands Corner campaign. You’ve probably heard that SCC withdrew their plans for the commercial exploitation of Newlands Corner in September, which was great news.  Even better, SCC were unsuccessful when they went to the Secretary of State for Environment (Michael  Gove) to get the rules changed so that commercialisation of Common Land would not require Planning Inspectorate consent.  Read more …