In December 2015 five policy teams were set up to prepare Policies for the Lovelace Neighbourhood Plan. The groups are Housing, Business, Environment, Facilities and Infrastructure. Since then the individual groups have been researching and communicating on their specific area and initial Draft Policies will soon be available.

The Neighbourhood Plan policies must be in accord with the Guildford Borough Council emerging draft Local Plan and must also be achievable.

The teams are:

Housing
Richard Ayears – Ripley – Team Leader
Neil Griffin – Ripley
Gillian Aish – Ockham
Jan Lofthouse – Ockham
Jackie Bruder – Ripley
Andrew Horsefield – Ripley
Robin Brind – Ockham
Frank Watson – Ripley

Business
Annie Cross – Ripley – Team Leader
Margaret Field – Ripley
Joy Warwick – Ripley
John Hartley – Ripley
Tony Miller – Ripley
David Worsfold – Ockham

Environment
Jan Jewers – Ripley – Team Leader
Malcolm Aish – Ockham
Nigel Bruder – Ripley
Chris Mealing – Ripley
John Pemberton – Ripley
Andrea Paton – Ockham

Facilities
Jim Morris – Ripley – Team Leader
Jackie Bruder – Ripley
John Lay – Ripley
Annie Stanley – Ripley
Mary-Claire Travers – Ockham

Infrastructure
Chris Baker – Ockham – Team Leader
Lisanne Mealing – Ripley
Ann Lay – Ripley
Barbara Ward – Ripley
Patrick Sheard – Sendmarsh

with support from other residents from Ripley, Ockham and Wisley.

Public surveys have been carried out in 2016 including Housing Surveys, a Facilities survey and a Business Survey. The surveys were specifically to obtain public views and the responses will guide the preparation of our Neighbourhood Plan Policies.

The Lovelace Neighbourhood Plan group will have stalls at Ripley Rocks on Saturday, 16th July, the Ripley Event on Saturday 23rd July and the Farmers Market on Saturday, 13th August. Come and see what we are doing, ask your questions and talk to us about future progress and timing.