Around East Horsley and neighbouring Parishes, there are several major planning applications before Guildford Borough Council (GBC) and Surrey County Council (SCC). Although the "out of Parish" applications are not put before the East Horsley Parish Planning Committee for consultation, the village and Parish Council has the opportunity to put its views to the Borough and County Councils.
Land at Oakland Farm, Green Lane, Ockham GU23 6PD
Residential development. Demolition of barn and erection of a mix of 35 dwellings, including 14 affordable with associated access from Green Lane along with pedestrian and cycle access from Oakham Road North and all associated works.
The proposed development represents a part of the Waterloo Farm site allocated in the GBC Local Plan under site policy A39, which allocates a total of approximately 120 homes for this site of 8 hectares. Oakland Farm at 1.5 hectares represents 18.75% of the total site area. On a pro rata basis, the Oakland Farm site would have an implied Local Plan allocation of 22.5 homes. By proposing to build 35 homes at this site, Antler would therefore be building 55% more homes than are effectively specified under Site Policy A39.
Land at and to the rear of Bell & Colvill, Epsom Road, West Horsley (Site A36 in GBC Local Plan)
Manor Farm, West Horsley (Site A37 in GBC Local Plan)
This is the largest Guildford Local Plan site to come forward in the Horsleys.
On 3 December 2020 planning application 20/P/02067 was submitted to GBC by Thakeham Homes after planning application 19/P/01909 was withdrawn.
Hybrid application for a) Outline planning application for 7 self-build/custom build dwellings with access from Long Reach and b) Full planning application for the erection of 132 dwellings alongside provision of Suitable Alternative Natural Greenspace (SANG), together with new Junior Sports Hall, two Padel Tennis Courts and Nursery School Facility with associated accesses, car parking, refuse/re cycling storage, landscaping, earthworks and infrastructure following demolition of existing bungalow and agricultural buildings.
EHPC have objected to the plans, citing their severe detrimental impact on local infrastructure, particularly our primary school and medical centre.
EHPC's supplementary letter of objection 20/P/02067 June 2021
EHPC's letter of objection 20/P/02067 January 2021
EHPC’s letter of objection 19/P/01909 December 2019
Lollesworth Fields Development (Site A38 GBC Local Plan)
The prospective developer is Catesby Estates Limited, a subsidiary of Urban & Civic PLC have submitted outline planning application for circa 100 homes and small office development.
September 2019 Catesby Estates latest planning application for Lollesworth Fields to Guildford Borough Council:
Latest Planning Application Ref 19/P/01541
East Horsley Parish Council's comments 2 October 2019
East Horsley Parish Council's submission to the PI acting as an Interested Party.
Original Application details:
Original Planning application Ref 19/P/00634
The Parish Council has lodged an objection with GBC against the outline planning application submitted by Catesby Estates for development of 110 homes at Lollesworth Fields, behind Ockham Road North. Our grounds for objection are non-compliance of the application with a significant number of Local Plan and Neighbourhood Plan policies.
East Horsley Parish Council's submission June 2019
GBC's Suitable Alternative Natural Greenspace (SANG) officer, Tom Childs, has also submitted an objection based upon the risks posed from Oak Processionary Moths to new residents at the site. Since these moths are found in nearby Lollesworth Woods, he recommends a 100 metre corridor is needed to protect residents from infection. If implemented, this would have a significant impact on the development proposal.
With reference to the above further documents have been added.
Suitable Alternative Natural Greenspace (SANG) objection from Guildford Borough Council
EHPC's July 2019 submission
Land to the north of West Horsley, around Waterloo Farm, Ockham Road North (Site A39 GBC Local Plan)
This site has been identified for approximately 120 new homes. Currently under consideration by Persimmon Homes.
Proposed erection of five two storey detached houses with garaging, associated landscaping and modification of existing access.
Brick Kiln Farm, Old Lane, Cobham, Surrey KT11 1NL
PLANNING APPLICATION WITHDRAWN DECEMBER 2018
Retrospective use of land for the importation, deposit, storage, processing and composting of green waste materials, the storage and processing of excavated waste deposited on the site and import and processing of excavated waste; etc...
SCC refuse permission for revised application.
Planning Inspectorate is to consider an Appeal by the owner www.acp.planninginspectorate.gov.uk/ViewCase.aspx?caseid=3262645
Surrey County Council Ref 2017/0194
East Horsley Parish Council Planning Committee Decision: OBJECTION
Highways England proposals for M25 Junction 10 and A3
Highways England are planning major changes for M25 junction 10/A3 Wisley interchange.
The Examining Authority issued a Recommendation Report to the Secretary of State on 12 October 2020. The Secretary of State has set a new deadline for the decision for this application which is 12 May 2021. The decision letter and Recommendation Report will be published on this Planning Inspectorate project page once a decision has been made infrastructure.planninginspectorate.gov.uk.
The Statutory public consultation took place in 2016/2017.
Copies of the consultation materials and outcome are available on the project website: www.highwaysengland.citizenspace.com
Public Consultation 2019 decision
EHPC Letter to Highways England
This site has been purchased by Taylor Wimpey (TW) and their plans for a village complex are at public conslutation stage.
Members of the community are invited to attend Taylor Wimpey’s online community consultation events for the former Wisley Airfield. Go to www.wisleyairfield.com/engagement
Consultation comments have been submitted by the Parish Councils of East and West Horsley on Taylor Wimpey’s cycle route proposals.
HPC's Comments on TW cycling routes proposals 18 May 2021
Planning development Application 15/P/00012
Outline planning permission for the phased development of a new settlement of up to 2,068 dwellings incorporating up to 100 sheltered accommodation units and associated infrastructure including accesses onto the A3 (Ockham Interchange), Ockham Lane and Old Lane and revised access to Elm Corner, a primary/secondary school, community provision, nursery provision, health facility, a local centre (incorporating food & drink, retail, a visitor centre and offices), employment area, 8 travellers pitches, sports and recreational facilities (incorporating a floodlit sports pitch and pavilion). Sustainable Drainage Systems and an area of Suitable Alternative Natural Greenspace (SANG) incorporating a landform feature and car parking. The erection of associated utilities infrastructure. The development proposal to incorporate the demolition/ removal of the runway and VOR Beacon (and any associated outbuildings). Matter for determination is access (with matters of scale, appearance, landscaping and layout reserved). Land at Wisley Airfield, Hatch Lane, Ockham, GU23 6NU
The Secretary of State's decision of 13 June 2018 is to dismiss the Developers' Wisley Planning Application Appeal
Following the Secretary of State's decision on Wisley airfield, GBC have issued a GBC Position Statement on the Wisley airfield development, setting out their arguments to the examiner as to why Site Policy A35 should remain within the Local Plan.
GBC Position Statement on the Wisley airfield development
Pursuant to GBC adopting their Local Plan earlier this year which effectively removes the greenbelt and allows controversial sites to remain viable Wisley Action Group (WAG) along with other interested parties have instigated a Judicial Review.
EHPC letter to GBC February 2016.
EHPC letter to GBC July 2016.
Howard of Effingham School/Berkeley Homes Planning Appeal
The Secretary of State upheld a planning appeal by the developer on March 21 2018, to allow the 295-home development which will help to fund a £30 million rebuild of the Howard of Effingham school.
Berkeley Homes planning application 19/P/01451: Reserved matters application pursuant to hybrid application 14/P/02109 for the replacement of Howard of Effingham School to consider the detailed design, associated playing fields, MUGA, parking and landscaping works. Effingham Lodge Farm, Lower Road, Effingham, Leatherhead, KT24 5JP
Effingham Parish Council comments 11 October 2019.
The Drift Golf Club Application
The works are underway for the construction of the new Practice Range and Academy at The Drift Golf Club.
SCC Ref 2014/0150 and GBC Planning Application 14/P/01718
Revised as at July 2016 Proposal: The importation, deposit and engineering of 54,878m³ (some 87,805 tonnes) of inert waste materials on 3.45ha of land within the existing golf course facility so as to remodel the existing practice ground outfield and to construct a new 11,000m³ irrigation storage lake as part of a strategy to provide sustainable rainwater harvesting scheme; create a new outdoor short game practice and teaching facility including a putting and chipping green; provide a new 769m² building with 30 covered practice bays and associated storage, ablution, lavatory, teaching and administrative facilities for the benefit of the general public, schools, the junior academy and club members; with associated ecological improvements over a period of 9 months and involving some 6,097 HGV trips or 12,194 HGV movements (based on a conversion rate of 13m³ (9m³ compacted) per 20 tonne HGV) on a one way circular route at a maximum of 33 HGV trips (66 HGV movements) per day, with temporary passing bays and traffic management measures along The Drift.
Approved at SCC Planning & Regulatory Committe 7 December 2016
The Drift Golf Club has secured broad approval for their land-raising proposal and has until February 2021 to meet all the associated conditions.
These include HGV routing, badger checking as well as woodland, landscape and ecology management, dust control, archaeological work and surface water.