• Our Normandy Village - Glaziers Lane

  • Our Normandy Village - land near Pussey\'s Copse with Ancient Woodland

  • Our Normandy Village - view to the Hog\'s Back and Surrey Hills AONB

  • Our Normandy Village - St Marks Church, Wyke, 15th c.

  • Our Normandy Village - winter sunset

  • Our Normandy Village - public view into Normandy from Hog\'s Back in Surrey Hills AONB

  • Our Normandy Village - Ancient Woodland vista

  • Our Normandy Village - Write to Fight

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The Guildford Local Plan Examination in Public is scheduled to start on 5 June 2018. 

In the inspector's Matters & Issues for Examination document, he has listed eleven specific areas of questioning that include such topics as the soundness of the Objectively Assessed Need [OAN] calculation, the consideration of unmet housing need from surrounding boroughs, the issue of the timing of housing delivery through the 15 year plan period, the adequacy of the five-year housing land supply, the mix and types of housing, employment land supply, the adequacy Guildford town centre development plans, Green Belt and landscape impact [e.g. AGLV and AONB impact], urban brownfield land usage compared to proposed Green Belt release, and in relation to specific sites the impact of Green Belt release on the TBHSPA and the "exceptional circumstances" yet to be explained by the council required to release such land for housing. 

Planning Inspector, Jonathan Bore has released his first tranche of questions to Guildford Borough Council [GBC] regarding the Guildford Submission Local Plan 2018. The questions highlight issues that have concerned residents across the borough all the way through the local plan process, reflected in the over thirty thousand comments submitted to the Regulation 18 version of the plan and the additional nine thousand plus comments received for the Regulation 19 version of the plan.

The proposed 2018-19 budget and other financial plans will be discussed for recommendation at the Executive meeting on 23 January, for final discussion and approval by the Full Council on 7 February. This will include the council's investment strategy. It appears the western wards of the borough may be surprise recipients of council largesse. However, when looked at against the background of the submitted Guildford Local Plan sites there might be a hidden agenda.

GBC has revealed that it is working with sources of external joint funding such as the Enterprise M3 Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), Surrey County Council and Network Rail on key infrastructure projects such as

  • new Guildford West station in Park Barn
  • improving the A331/A31 Hogs Back road junction
  • new road bridge over the railway in Ash

These particular infrastructure projects appear to enable those parts of the Local Plan (before it has even been examined and approved by the Planning Inspectorate) to the west of the town concerning

  • the expansion of Surrey Science Park by University of Surrey
  • the proposed housing development by University of Surrey at Blackwell Farm and its associated secondary school
  • the need for rail service access to expanded University of Surrey accommodation on Manor Farm, the expanded Surrey Science Park and the new settlement with its school
  • the need to remove the traffic flow blockage of Ash level crossing on the A323 as more and more housing is pushed into Ash and Ash Green. 

The trajectory of the Guildford Local Plan was set in 2010 and it looks as if it hasn't changed much.

Planning Inspector, Jonathan Bore, has been appointed for the Guildford Local Plan Examination in Public.  He also conducted the examination of the Mid Sussex and Waverley Local Plans. His report on the latter, is highly relevant.

  • NAG submits response to Southern Pipeline consultation

    Normandy Action Group submitted its response to the Southern Pipeline corridor Option M & Q proposals as they affect land surrounding Flexford, Normandy and Wanborough. The response highlights that the consultants appear to have failed to take account of the local landscape designations of Area of Great Landscape Value [AGLV] and Site of Nature Conservation Importance [SNCI] in drawing the north and south boundaries of the Option M & Q corridor.

    Any pipeline laying towards the southern corridor boundary is likely to drive a wide swathe thorough the AGLV land that stretches north from the A31 down the northern slopes of the Hogs Back to Flexford Road; any pipeline laying towards the northern corridor boundary is likely to have a severe impact on the woodlands to the west of Normandy ward.

    The content of the response is available on the NAG web site

     
  • Housing proposal at Palm House Nurseries refused

    The planning application for six 2-bed houses [18/P00470] on the site of the former Palm House nurseries, that would result in the demolition of the existing horticultural building, has been refused.

    The officer report maintains that the "proposal would not constitute a sympathetic development but would result in the erosion of the agricultural and rural character of the site and surrounding area and would therefore fail to respect the established pattern of development within the area". 

     
  • Article 4 Direction compliance at Wanborough being tested

    Guildford Borough Council [GBC] has to decide whether to confirm the Article 4 Direction within 6 months of it first being served. A report is being drafted which, it is understood, is likely to propose continuation indefinitely. It will go before a planning committee meeting, probably at the end of June. The large number of representations sent by residents to Tim Dawes, Planning Development Manager at GBC has, it appears, ensured there will be a recommendation to continue.

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