We are currently consulting on the Spelthorne Local Plan which sets out the policies that will guide development in the Borough for the next 15 years. It's a very important piece of work which will shape Spelthorne for many years to come so we want to hear your views. You can fnd out more by visiting www.spelthorne.gov.uk/localplan
We have been working hard this year to improve housing for the Borough's more vulnerable residents and I am pleased that we have given the go-ahead for a hostel for single homeless people to be built on the Kingston Road in Ashford. The facility will provide modern purpose-built accommodation with 24 hour cover and space for training and education. In addition, we are rebuilding Harper House on Fordbridge Road in Ashford to provide emergency accommodation for up to 20 families.
I would like to congratulate all the finalists and winners of the Spelthorne Means Business Awards. The quality of this year's entries reflected the strength and diversity of our business community and it's very easy to see why we are consistently named as one of the best places to do business.
It just remains for me to end by wishing everyone a very merry Christmas. However you chose to spend it this year, I hope the festive season is a restful time and you have the chance to spend it with friends or loved ones.
Cllr Ian Harvey, Leader of the Council