ARE YOU AWARE THAT….
The present owners of Wentworth Golf Club have submitted a planning application RU.14/0869 for the erection of a Hotel to provide 56 additional guestrooms, four conference rooms, roof garden, together with associated plant? It is displayed on the Runnymede Planning website under the planning application in a document named; ”Statement of Community Involvement”. In it the Club claims that they have informed and discussed this Hotel development with the residents before submitting their application. This is clearly not the case as the residents report they have not been informed. The Club has been very remiss as the construction of this hotel will hugely impact on us. Whether you agree with a hotel development or not, we should be consulted on such a major change to the character of the Estate. We understand, and the Club has failed to deny that they have marketed to potential new owners that they could build the Hotel and possibly redevelop the current Executive Course with housing, further increasing the density of houses on the Estate and change the character of the Estate forever.
DO YOU BELIEVE YOU SHOULD HAVE A SAY IN WHAT HAPPENS ON THE ESTATE?
Previous owners of Wentworth Club have attempted further development on this green belt land and have historically been blocked by the residents. The current Wentworth Residents Association (WRA) have failed in their duty to inform and seek the views of the residents. Mr. Julian Small, the CEO of the Club, is on the committee of the WRA and if he or the committee had any regard for the residents, the perfect forum of communication is through the WRA. Currently we have no voice in what happens to our Estate. We feel strongly that we have been badly let down and have been by both the WRA and the WREC and we are being ignored by the Club. We must have a say in what happens on our Estate and we would ask you to join the WRA and vote to ensure you are properly represented.
We urge you to object to this application today and force the Club to withdraw the application and begin consultations with the residents as they should have done in the first instance.
Please visit http://wentworthestateresidents.tumblr.com/# for information and templates for your objection. Comments can be submitted up until the review starts.
Send your objection to: email@example.com with CC to Cllr Geoffrey Woodger cllr.Geoffrey.Woodger@runnymede.gov.uk
Note that only after a Petition was signed by many residents requesting an Emergency Special General Meeting did the WRA today schedule a meeting to take place on Thursday 14 August at 7 PM at the Wentworth Club. Please attend this meeting and if you cannot attend then please consider signing the enclosed proxy allowing someone of your choice to vote for you at the meeting.
Act today! Submit your Objection to Runnymede. Attend the Emergency Special Meeting of the WRA. Become a voting member of the WRA by paying £25. For further information please email fellow resident Mr Kirill Klip firstname.lastname@example.org and with your consent, he will blind copy you on emails for future communication.