1. Proposed off-licence at 38 Stonnycroft, Ashtead

    These premises which are more or less opposite Greville School were a traditional corner shop but have been closed for some years.  MVDC have received an application for an off-licence there with opening hours of 0800 to 2300 six days a week and only slightly less on Sundays.  On the face of it such a store might be unwelcome locally, being in a quiet residential area and opposite a primary school.  However the application itself shows that the off-licence would be only a small section of the shop which would also include a newspapers and magazines, confectionery and general goods.

    If you wish to comment on this application you should do so to Mole Valley District Council, Environmental Health Licensing Team, Pippbrook, Dorking, Surrey, RH4 1SJ. or email licensing@molevalley.gov.uk.

    Any objection must be made with the four licensing objectives in mind, which are the prevention of crime and disorder, public safety, the prevention of public nuisance and the protection of children from harm.

    The deadline for submission of views is 11th July.


  2. Pharmacy in The Street – Application refused

    The application from Buckleys Pharmacy in Barnett Wood Lane to have another pharmacy in The Street – replacing the Lloyds Chemist that recently closed – has been refused by a panel from NHS Surrey PCT.

    Please see below for relevant details and please write :-

    – the major address for people to write to is –

    Mrs. Angela Ruske (Pharmaceutical Administrator)
    Primary Care Support Service,
    187 Ewell Road,
    Surbiton, Surrey
    KT6 6AU

    email : angela.ruske2@nhs.net

    All the letters, emails, documentation etc. is sent onto the NHS Litigation Authority, 1 Trevelyan Square, Boar Lane, Leeds LS1 6AE who will set up a Panel to make the final decision.

    It is worth noting/stating that in the refusal letter received the following was stated –
    ‘The Panel consulted the Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment which did not identify any gap in the provision of pharmaceutical services, ALTHOUGH THE PANEL RECOGNISED THAT THE DOCUMENT WAS PREPARED BEFORE THE CLOSURE OF LLOYDS PHARMACY AT 52 THE STREET, ASHTEAD’ – that does appear to be a
    quite obtuse comment !!

    We have spoken with the Applicant  who is aware of the strength of feeling and thanks everyone who is trying to do the best for Ashtead.

    We suggest that as many residents as possible write/email reflecting their serious concerns at the decision and its impact on Ashtead – we must ensure that residents let others know of their concerns to enable this decision to be reversed.