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Letter: I Feel Honoured and Privileged to Have Represented Onslow

Published on: 13 May, 2019
Updated on: 13 May, 2019

Tony Phillips

From Tony Phillips

Former Lib Dem councillor for Onslow who stepped down at the recent election.

I feel honoured and privileged to have been elected by the residents of Onslow Ward to represent them on Guildford Borough Council for the last 36 years and thank them for their support.

Over this time we have fought so many battles together including the building of Tesco at Bannisters and its 24-hour opening proposal, planning developments at Sandalwood and Scholars Walk, the multi-use games facility at Queen Eleanor’s School and the application for an over-development of housing on the slopes of Guildford Cathedral, which was successfully refused, not to forget the successful campaigns for zebra crossings and pedestrian refuges.

I am naturally disappointed that it was not possible to remove the Blackwell Farm development from the Local Plan. Building houses there will destroy, forever, areas of outstanding natural beauty (AONB) and areas of great landscape value (AGLV), denying future generations from appreciating this wonderful area and also bringing increased traffic congestion to Onslow.

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Responses to Letter: I Feel Honoured and Privileged to Have Represented Onslow

  1. Ben Paton Reply

    May 13, 2019 at 12:51 pm

    What a great record of loyalty to his residents. Hopefully, Mr Phillips will take up Bernard Parke’s mantel and continue to hold the council to account.

    Such a shame that some in his party supported the Mansbridge/Juneja Local Plan. This illustrates exactly why we need a council run by residents (aka “independents” ie independent of national parties).

    Ben Paton was a GGG candidate in Effingham in the recent borough council election

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