Ar a meeting on 15th January, the Runnymede Borough Council Chief Executive Paul Turrell and a colleague John Rice, explained to residents why they had chosen to build student accommodation on the Ashdene House site. The meeting was chaired by Englefield Green councillor Marisa Heath. Other local councillors were also present.
After the presentation a number of residents asked questions relating to the choice of student accommodation, lack of parking provision, need for affordable housing etc.
At the end of the meeting it was decided:
a) To determine 106 money that had been spent on infrastructure around Englefield Green and inform a member of EGVRA
b) The RBC Chief executive to meet with the Principal of RHUL to propose that the College subsidise the cost of the Ashdene House renovation to allow social/affordable housing (possibly/probably for Royal Holloway College staff) to be built instead of student accommodation
c) Cllr Marisa Heath to meet with Nick Prescot to inform him of the results of the meeting.