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Airports Commission backs a new runway at Heathrow

The Airports Commission’s long-awaited report was published today and it has backed… a third runway at Heathrow. Gatwick is not off the agenda, however, as the Report says that Gatwick presents a “plausible case for expansion”. And the Government has already said that it won’t be bound by the Commission’s recommendations. Read more: See Cllr Jonathan Essex’s […]

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Saying No to new runways

We have responded to the Airports Commission’s consultation on proposals for a new runway in the South East. The Commission – which is set to advise the new Government after the General Election – had set out three options – a new runway at Gatwick, and two alternatives for a new runway at Heathrow. Greens […]

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Companies set to drill for oil and gas near Horley

A consortium of companies known as Horse Hill Development Ltd has applied to the Environment Agency for a Mining Waste Environmental Permit to drill an exploratory well for hydrocarbons (oil and gas) at a site off Horse Hill, north-west of Horley. Plans have changed since Magellan Petroleum was originally granted planning permission for drilling and […]

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One week til election day – can you help turn Redhill Green?

Thank you to everyone who has helped with our election campaigning in Redhill so far. With a week to go till Election Day, we need to make sure that every voter in Redhill hears from us and – if possible – meets us. Can you help?

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Residents oppose Green Belt development

This week Reigate & Banstead Green Party hosted an open meeting to discuss the Core Strategy and in particular the plans to allow building on the Green Belt. The meeting room at the Toby Carvery was packed – surpassing expectations on a snowy night. We apologise to all those who had to stand, or wait […]

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Key Messages from the ‘Protect the Green Belt’ meeting

Thanks to the Save Reigate’s Green Belt Facebook Group for allowing us to publish their notes from the Green Party hosted Open Meeting, which took place at the Toby Carvery on 21 January.

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Save the Green Belt

Come to an open meeting to discuss the threat of housing development on the Green Belt and how we can challenge it. All welcome. The Meeting Room, Toby Carvery, Redstone Hill, Redhill RH1 4BL (Map) 8pm on Monday 21 January Download a printable flyer for the meeting here Many people across Redhill and Reigate are […]

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Green Party election results in Reigate & Banstead

Bryn Truscott was elected as Councillor for Redhill East in this week’s local elections. Bryn joins Green Councillors Jonathan Essex and Sarah Finch, giving us a group of three Greens. Elsewhere in the Borough, five other Green candidates got varying vote shares up to 16.1% Cllr Sarah Finch says, “Congratulations to Bryn and everyone who […]

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Our candidates for the Borough elections 2012

We are contesting six seats in the local elections on 3 May.  Our candidates are: Philip Wilson in Banstead Village Katie Smith in Earlswood & Whitebushes Drummond Richardson in Merstham Bryn Truscott in Redhill East Steve McKenna in Redhill West Alistair Morten in Tadworth & Walton If you would like to help with leafletting or […]

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An invitation

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