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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.

In regard to the Green Belt, the inspector points to 

  • a lack of explanantion of what GBC considers to be the strategic level exceptional circumstances justifying the release of the amount of Green Belt land indicated in the plan and its broad spatial distribution
  • an explanation of what GBC considers to be the local level exceptional circumstances relating to each specific site from the Green Belt

Disturbingly, he raises the spectre of a potential increase in the OAN echoing the "affordability" arguments currently under consideration in the revised NPPF consultation. However, this is balanced by comments that suggest an over-protective approach to employment land and commercial floorspace in the town should be re-visited with the seeming objective of its possible release along with brownfield land for housing, in combination with a potential expectation of a more realistic and expanded amount of student housing accommodated on the University of Surrey site, both to the potential benefit of Green Belt protection.

The Planning Inspector's document is attached below.

  • Local Plan EiP Ponders Additional Housing Sites

    NAG attended this hearing 3 July; we were not able to speak as there had been no prior warning of a site in Normandy/Flexford’s being up for discussion. In any event the Inspector made clear he would not allow a detailed discussion of the sites Guildford Borough Council [GBC] had put forward in response to his challenge to find ways of bringing forward house-building in the early years of the plan period; he simply wanted to be able to assess whether or not they would be effective in helping to deliver this objective. CPRE Surrey, who were able to speak, said there would be objections, no doubt, from the communities affected should these sites be included in the final plan. GBC had very little to say about the Normandy/Flexford site and even struggled to show the Inspector a map giving its location.

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  • Guildford Borough Council Executive votes to retain the Article 4 on Wanborough Fields indefinitely

    As residents in Wanborough had hoped, Guildford Borough Council’s Executive Committee voted at their meeting 17 July 2018 to confirm the Wanborough Fields Article 4 Direction. Eleven Wanborough residents attended the meeting to observe the vote.

    The report recommending confirmation states in clear terms the benefits of retaining the open landscape provided by Wanborough Fields.

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  • Barn Development at Wanborough Fields

    You will have seen work beginning on the barn being redeveloped for residential use, with the wooden barn frame dismantled to make way for the proposed parking spaces, although no decision has been published on the planning application [18/P/00765]. The plan is to construct three 5-bedroom dwellings within the envelope of the present concrete and steel barn.

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