§ Mr. Ian Taylor (Esher)
I beg to ask leave to present a petition on behalf of 750 of my constituents. The signatures were collected over a few days after Easter, mainly from residents of the village of Claygate who are 461 concerned about the damage that planning decisions are causing to the character of their area. The problem concerns many of my constituents. The petition statesThat the Council of the Borough of Elmbridge is at present unable to carry out the earnestly held wishes of the said residents that their environment be preserved from the demolition of certain residential properties of historic importance to them, and from the consequent loss of established trees and open spaces surrounding and between such properties, even when the Council is in agreement with the wishes of your petitioners. Wherefore your Petitioners pray that your Honourable House will enable them to continue in peace to enjoy the remaining buildings and open spaces, each in his own hamlet, village or town, by-supporting the Private Member's Bill of the Hon. Member for Harrow, East … "Planning Permission(Demolition of Houses) Bill". This Bill would solve these problems.|I trust that the House will take due note of the views of the petitioners in this important matter.
§ To lie upon the Table.