We Asked, You Said, We Did

Below are some of the issues we have recently consulted on and their outcomes.

We asked

Do you agree with the proposal to expand Walton Leigh School onto a satellite site at the former Hurst Park Primary School site & change of school designation from a designation of SLD/PMLD to a designation of SLD/PMLD and ASD?

You said

A total of 15 responses were received and analysed. Of the 15 responses, 93% agreed with the proposal to expand Walton Leigh School onto a satellite site at the former Hurst Park Primary School site & change of school designation from a designation of SLD/PMLD to a designation of SLD/PMLD and ASD.

We did

We plan to publish statutory notices on 22 January 2024. After the four week statutory notice period, we will approach the Lead Cabinet Member for Children and Families, Lifelong Learning for approval of the proposal.

We asked

Do you agree with the proposal to lower the age range of Hurst Green Infant School & Nursery?

You said

100% of respondents (1 person) agreed with the proposal

We did

We plan to publish statutory notices in September 2023 along with the consultation analysis document. After the four week statutory notice period we will approach the Lead Cabinet Member for approval of the proposal on 31 October 2023.

We asked

You to choose between five road safety proposals to make it easier and safer to cross Church Road.

You said

There were 977 responses to the consultation.

  • 77% agreed with a 20mph Limit.
  • 74% agreed with a Zebra Crossing
  • 27% agreed with a School Street
  • 20% agreed with Do Nothing
  • 17% agreed with a trial Point Closure  

We did

Following on from the recent consultation with residents and discussions with Local County Councillor Steve Bax and Dominic Raab MP, Surrey County Council’s Highway Service will be proceeding with:

  • Zebra Crossing on Church Road
  • 20mph Limit

It is our aim to implement these road safety improvements in the current financial year.  Formal legal notices advertising the proposals will be displayed on site, sent to affected frontages, and advertised in the local press in due course. 

We asked

Do you agree with the proposal to expand Woodfield School onto a Specialist School Satellite site at Carrington School?

You said

There were 7 responses to the consultation.

100% of respondents agreed with the proposal. 

We did

On 27 June 2023 the Lead Cabinet Member agreed with the proposal to expand Woodfield School onto a Specialist School Satellite site at Carrington School.

Full details and supporting documents from the meeting can be found here

We asked

Do you agree with the proposal to expand Woodfield School onto a Specialist School Satellite site at Carrington School?

You said

52% (26) of respondents agreed with the proposal

32% (16) disagreed with the proposal

16% (8) didn’t know how they felt about the proposal

We did

We plan to publish statutory notices in April 2023 along with the consultation analysis document and a question and answer document. After the four week statutory notice period we will approach the Lead Cabinet Member for approval of the proposal

We asked

Do you agree with the proposed change of age range and extension of premises at Meadowcroft Infant School? 

You said

During the Statutory Notice period, there were 61 responses. 

44% respondents agreed with the proposal, 51% disagreed and 5% stated that they didn't know.

 

We did

A "Question and Answer" document has now been published on this page, answering questions which arose during the Statutory Notice period. 

We will now approach the Lead Cabinet Member for approval of the proposal at the Lead Cabinet Member Decision Meeting in April 2023.

We asked

Do you agree with the proposal to expand the existing SEN (Special Educational Needs) Unit at Stepgates Community School?

You said

There were 12 responses during the statutory notice period. 92% of respondents to the statutory notices agreed with the proposal to expand the existing SEN (Special Educational Needs) Unit at Stepgates Community School. 8% of respondents disagreed with the proposal.

We did

This proposal will be submitted to the Lead Cabinet Member for Education and Learning for consideration to determine the statutory notices on 25 April 2023.

We asked

Do you agree with the proposal to expand the SEN (Special Educational Needs) Unit at Hythe Primary School

You said

There were 2 responses to the statutory notices.

100% (2) of respondents agreed with the proposal to expand the SEN (Special Educational Needs) Unit at Hythe Primary School

We did

We will now approach the Lead Cabinet Member for approval of the proposal at the Lead Cabinet Member Decision Meeting in April 2023.

We asked

Do you agree with the proposal to expand and change the designation of the SEN Unit at Ashford Park Primary from a designation of MLD to a designation of ASD

You said

There were 11 responses to the consultation.

9 respondents (82%) agreed with the proposal to expand the SEN unit and change the designation from MLD to ASD and 2 respondents (8%) disagreed with the proposal.

We did

On 31 January 2023 the Lead Cabinet Member agreed with the proposal to expand and change the designation of the SEN Unit at Ashford Park Primary from a designation of MLD to a designation of ASD.

Full details and supporting documents from the meeting can be found here

 

 

We asked

Do you agree with the proposal to expand Philip Southcote School on a satellite site at Epsom and Ewell High School?

You said

We had 4 responses during the statutory notice period. 100% of respondents to the statutory notices agreed with the proposal to expand Philip Southcote School on a satellite site at Epsom and Ewell High School. 

We did

The Lead Cabinet Member agreed with the proposal to expand Philip Southcote School on a satellite site at Epsom and Ewell High School.

We asked

Do you agree with the proposal to formally dual-designate and expand the SEN unit at Hythe Primary School?

You said

87.5% (7 respondents) agreed with the proposal to formally dual-designate and expand the SEN unit at Hythe Primary School

12.5% (1 respondent) disagreed agree with the proposal to formally dual-designate and expand the SEN unit at Hythe Primary School

We did

We plan to publish statutory notices in January 2023 along with the consultation analysis document and a question and answer document. After the four week statutory notice period we will approach the Lead Cabinet Member for approval of the proposal

We asked

Do you agree with the proposal to expand the existing SEN Unit at Stepgates Community School?

You said

100% of respondents agreed with the proposal to expand the existing SEN Unit at Stepgates Community School.

We did

We plan to publish statutory notices in January 2023 along with the consultation analysis document and a question and answer document. After the four week statutory notice period we will approach the Lead Cabinet Member for approval of the proposal

We asked

Do you agree with the proposal to expand Philip Southcote School on a satellite site at Epsom and Ewell High School?

You said

A total of 20 responses were received and analysed.  Of the 20 responses, 95% agreed with the proposal to expand Philip Southcote School on a satellite site at Epsom and Ewell High.

We did

We plan to publish statutory notices on 14 November. After the four week statutory notice period, we will approach the the Lead Cabinet Member for approval of the proposal.

We asked

1.Do you agree with the proposal to permanently expand the SEN unit at Ashford Park Primary School?

2. Do you agree with the proposal to change the SEN unit designation from MLD to ASD?

You said

100% agreed with the proposal to permanently expand the SEN unit at Ashford Park Primary School

100% agreed with the proposal to change the SEN unit designation from MLD to ASD

We did

We plan to publish statutory notices on 14 November. After the four week statutory notice period we will approach the Lead Cabinet Member for approval of the proposal

We asked

Do you agree with the proposal to expand Meadowcroft Infant School to a one-form entry primary school?

You said

A total of 62 responses were received and analysed.  Of the 62 responses, 71% agreed with the proposal, 17.7% disagreed with the proposal and 11.3% did not know or offer a position.

We did

The consultation analysis has been published and can be found below. A number of questions arose during the consultation period, which we have collated into a "Questions and Answers" document.

The publication of statutory notices will take place after pre-planning engagement, as part of our due diligence.

We asked

Do you agree with the proposal to open an SEN Unit at Epsom Primary and Nursery School?

You said

We had 5 responses who all agreed with the proposal to open an SEN Unit at Epsom Primary and Nursery School

We did

The Lead Cabinet Member agreed with the proposal to open an SEN Unit at Epsom Primary and Nursery School. 

We asked

Do you agree with the proposal to to expand Manor Mead School & change school designation from a single designation of SLD to a dual designation of SLD and ASD?

 

You said

94% agree with the proposal to permanently expand Manor Mead School

95% agree with the proposal to change the designation at Manor Mead School

We did

We plan to publish statutory notices on the 24 February. After the four week statutory notice period we will approach the Lead Cabinet Member for approval of the proposal

We asked

For feedback on three proposed options for the future of eight older people's residential care homes run by Surrey County Council. The options were:

1. Maintain and sustain the homes as they are.

2. Modernise and refurbish one or more of the homes.

3. Support residents to move to an alternative care home and close one or more of the homes

You said

The majority of respondents said they would like the homes to be modernised and refurbished. 

Full details of the survey response can be found on our website.

We did

The survey feedback formed part of a report that was presented to the council's Cabinet to aid them in making a decsion on the homes.  Information provided by the council’s Property, Finance and Adult Social Care Commissioning departments was also considered alongside independent surveyor's reports.

On 22 February 2022, Surrey County Council's Cabinet agreed to close all eight of the care homes by the end of 2024 and support residents to move to an alternative care home.

Full details of the decision can be found on our website.

We asked

Do you agree or disagree with the proposal for additional lighting, widening the path and creating a new surface on Dagley Lane as part of a proposed active travel scheme?

You said

Analysis of the results showed very little support for additional lighting, widening the path or adding a tarmac surface to Dagley Lane. Many residents were keen to keep Dagley Lane as natural as possible and there were concerns around disrupting the local wildlife. However, there was support for improving the surface of the path to improve accessibility, particularly at certain points where there are steps or excess mud. 

We did

We have revised our proposals, removing additional lighting and a tarmac surface from plans. We will instead now use a gravel type surface that is more in keeping with the rural nature of Dagley Lane. The path will no longer be widened but some essential cutting back of areas that are very overgrown will take place. We will continue to work closely with Surrey Wildlife Trust who will assist us with delivering the scheme with minimal disruption to the environment.

 

We asked

Do you agree with the proposal to expand St Peter and St Paul Church of England Infant School from September 2022? 

You said

There were 230 responses to the consultation. Respondents were asked “Do you agree with the proposal to expand St Peter and St Paul CE Infant School from September 2022?” and were given the option to select Agree, Disagree or Don’t know. In total out of all the responses 89.13% agreed, 8.7% disagree and 2.17% don’t know.

We did

The Cabinet Member for Education and Learning has given approval of the Statutory Notice, and the education proposal to expand and change the age range of St Peter and St Paul Church of England Infant School from September 2022. 

A permanent planning application for the expansion will be pursued and determined in accordance with relevant planning legislation.