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Ash Planning Decision – How the Councillors Voted – Includes Absentees

Published on: 26 Sep, 2013
Updated on: 23 Nov, 2013

Below is a list showing how councillors voted on the motion to refuse the planning application for 400 new homes in Ash (source – Guildford Borough Council):

For refusal of the application:

Councillor Richard Billington (Con, Tillingbourne)

Councillor David Carpenter (Con, Merrow)

Councillor Adrian Chandler (Con, Onslow)

Councillor David Elms (Con, Worplesdon)

Councillor Lizzie Griffiths (Lib Dem, Stoughton)

Councillor Gillian Harwood (Lib Dem, Stoughton)

Councillor Jayne Hewlett (Con, Ash Wharf)

Councillor Philip Hooper (Con, Holy Trinity)

Councillor Nigel Manning (Con, Ash Vale)

Councillor Stephen Mansbridge (Con, South Ash & Tongham)

Councillor Marsha Moseley (Con, Ash Vale)

Councillor Nikki Nelson-Smith (Con, Christchurch)

Councillor Terence Patrick (Con, Send)

Councillor Jennifer Powell (Con, Clandon & Horsley)

Councillor Iseult Roche (Con, Worplesdon)

Councillor Paul Spooner (Con, Ash South & Tongham)

Against refusal of the application:

Councillor Sarah Creedy (Con, Holy Trinity)

Councillor Graham Ellwood (Con, Merrow)

Councillor Zöe Franklin (Lib Dem, Stoke)

Councillor Andrew French (Con, Clandon & Horsley)

Councillor David Goodwin (Lib Dem, Friary & St Nicolas)

Councillor Angela Gunning (Lab, Stoke)

Councillor Liz Hogger (Lib Dem, Effingham)

Councillor Gordon Jackson (Con, Pirbright)

Councillor Julia McShane (Lib Dem, Westborough)

Councillor Bob McShee (Con, Worplesdon)

Councillor Anne Meredith (Lib Dem, Friary & St Nicolas)

Councillor Tony Phillips (Lib Dem, Onslow)

Councillor Caroline Reeves (Lib Dem, Friary & St Nicolas)

Councillor Tony Rooth (Con, Pilgrims)

Councillor Pauline Searle (Lib Dem, Stoughton)

Councillor Keith Taylor (Con, Send)

Councillor Neil Ward (Con, Shalford)

Councillor Jenny Wicks (Con, Clandon & Horsley)


Councillor Monika Juneja (Con, Burpham)

Following defeat of the motion to refuse, a second motion to approve was passed but individual votes were not recorded.

The Mayor, Councillor Diana Lockyer-Nibbs (Con, Normandy)

Non voting/Absent councillors (details obtained independently):

Declared interest – debarred from debate and vote
Councillor Nick Sutcliffe – Con, South Ash & Tongham (Lives in close proximity to development site)

Left meeting before vote
Councillor Melanie Bright – Con, Holy Trinity

Councillor Mark Chapman – Lib Dem, Westborough

Councillor Steve Freeman – Lib Dem, Onslow

Councillor Matt Furniss – Con, Christchurch

Councillor John Garrett  – Con, Lovelace

Councillor Christian Gilliam – Lab, Westborough

Councillor Murray Grubb Jnr – Con, Ash Vale

Councillor Christian Holliday – Con, Burpham

Councillor Jennifer Jordan – Con, Merrow

Councillor James Palmer – Con, Shalford

Councillor David Wright – Con, Tillingbourne

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Responses to Ash Planning Decision – How the Councillors Voted – Includes Absentees

  1. Gerald Bland Reply

    September 26, 2013 at 10:52 pm

    Perhaps the Guildford Dragon would also publish the names of the 12 borough councillors (25% of the total) who were unable to attend and vote at the full Council meeting and invite an explanation?

    If the purpose of a referring a controversial planning application to the full Council is to ensure the entire borough can vote on it through its elected members, then should not the council’s constitution prevent a minority of our elected members from deciding the outcome? In this case a paltry 18 out of 48.

    • Martin Giles Reply

      September 27, 2013 at 3:58 pm

      Happy to oblige, as far as possible, by adding those who did not vote or were absent.

      Of course, if any councillor wishes to explain their absence they can do so by further comment. Ed

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