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Runnymede Residents of Egham Oppose 'Heart of the Green Belt' Development

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Plans by developer Pro Vision to create two office buildings on the Belbourne Nurseries land on Hurst Lane have been met with strong opposition from local Egham residents.

The current site consists of a range of glasshouses formerly used for the storage, sale and distribution of imported plants, according to a recent article by getSURREY. As part of their opposition, the Hurst Lane Residents' Association (HRLA) argued that the land is in the heart of the green belt and is designated as horticultural only".

In support for their application, Pro Vision highlight their plans as a "creative and sustainable solution for an otherwise unattractive eyesore".

The site sits roughly two miles Southeast of Royal Holloway, University of London - A Higher Education institution with over 9,000 students and ranking 31st in the UK in the 2018 Times Higher Education UK rankings.

It is not yet known when the application will be discussed by Runnymede Borough Council's planning committee.