Consultation hub

Welcome to Surrey Says. This site will help you find and participate in consultations that interest you in Surrey. Open, forthcoming and recently closed consultations are displayed below. Alternatively, search for consultations by keyword, postcode or interest. Our 'We Asked, You Said, We Did' section below highlights main findings from some closed consultations and also what happened as a result of the consultation.

We Asked, You Said, We Did

Here are some of the issues we have consulted on and their outcomes. See all outcomes

We Asked

Do you agree with the proposal to open a new specialist centre at Worplesdon Primary School from September 2020?

You Said

There was one response to the statutory notice: this respondent advised that they did not know whether they agree or disagree with the proposal. 

The comments advised that they have had ‘bad’ experiences with units at mainstream schools previously and therefore unsure about whether a specialist centre should open at Worplesdon Primary School.

We Did

We will now approach the Cabinet Member for approval of the proposal to open a specialist centre from September 2020 at Worplesdon Primary School.

We Asked

Do you agree with the proposal to open a new specialist centre at Bell Farm Primary School from September 2020?

You Said

There were a total of 9 responses to the statutory notice: 6 responses agreed with the proposal; 3 responses disagreed.

All of the respondents who disagreed with the proposal advised that they had concerns about the impact on mainstream education within the school and one raised concerns regarding whether the proposed funding would fully support the COIN centre.

Of the respondents who agreed with the proposal all of them advised that this would provide ‘desperately needed’ places within a localised setting. Three of these respondents also mentioned the professional development benefits for Bell Farm staff.

We Did

We will now approach the Cabinet Member for approval of the proposal to open a specialist centre from September 2020 at Bell Farm Primary School.

We Asked

Do you agree with the proposal to open a new specialist centre at Worplesdon Primary School from September 2020?

You Said

There were five responses to the consultation: all five responses agreed with the proposal.  

Three responders felt that the location of the COIN centre would be beneficial to the local residents and reduce travel costs to centres which are further away. Two responders advised that they were pleased the centre would be supported by Freemantles School.

We Did

The Cabinet Member has given approval of the Statutory Notice, and the proposal open a specialist centre from September 2020. A permanent planning application for the centre will be pursued and determined in accordance with relevant planning legislation.