Surrey Heath


Surrey Heath

Surrey Heath is a local government district with borough status in Surrey, England. Its council is based in Camberley. Much of the area is within the Green Belt.

The 3 May 2007 borough elections produced 30 Conservative seats, 7 Liberal Democrat seats, 2 Labour seats and 1 other. [ [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/bsp/hi/vote2007/maps/eng_councils/html/eng_councils_map.stm BBC news] retrieved 4/5/07]

The borough acquired its name because it includes extensive areas of heath and woodland including Chobham Common and Lightwater Country Park. Within the borough there are five Sites of Special Scientific Interest, four of which are part of the Thames Basin Heaths Special Protection Area of European Importance as a habitat for certain endangered bird species.

The western section of the district is urbanised, with Camberley, Lightwater, Deepcut, Frimley, Frimley Green and Mytchett. The east of the district is less urbanised, and contains Surrey Heath's four civil parishes [ [http://www.surreycc.gov.uk/sccwebsite/sccwspages.nsf/LookupWebPagesByTITLE_RTF/Parishes+by+district?opendocument#Elmbridge Surrey Council] ] :

*Bisley
*Chobham
*West End
*Windlesham (contains Bagshot and Lightwater, in addition to Windlesham village itself).

The district was formed on April 1, 1974, under the Local Government Act 1972, as a merger of Frimley and Camberley urban district, and Bagshot Rural District.

Was voted 6th best place to live in Channel 4's Location, Location, Location 'best and worst' survey. [ [http://www.channel4.com/4homes/ontv/best&worst/2007/top20/Best-Worst-Surrey-Heath.html Surrey Heath - Best and Worst Places Live with Kirstie Allsopp and Phil Spencer from Channel4.com/4Homes ] ]

Parish councils

Parish councils in Surrey Heath are in Bisley with the chairman being Cllr Barry Woodhead; Chobham with the chairman being Cllr Ian AC Taylor; West End with the chairman being Cllr David Elliott and Windlesham (which includes Lightwater and Bagshot) where the chairman is Cllr Bryan Ward. [ [http://www.surreyheath.gov.uk/council/CouncillorsRepresentatives/parishes.htm Surrey Heath Councillors] ]

Energy policy

In May 2006, a report commissioned by British Gas [http://www.britishgasnews.co.uk/managed_content/files/pdf/greenCity.pdf] showed that housing in Surrey Heath produced the 3rd highest average carbon emissions in the country at an average of 7,477 kg of carbon dioxide per dwelling.

"See also: Energy efficiency in British housing".

References

External links

* [http://www.chobham.org.uk/common.htm Chobham Common]
* [http://www.surreyheath.gov.uk/leisure/ParksandRecreationAreas/Lightwatercountrypark.htm Lightwater Country Park]
* [http://www.surreyheath.gov.uk/default.htm Surrey Heath Borough Council]
* [http://www.surreycc.gov.uk/surreyheath Surrey County Council local pages]


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