• 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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CPRE’s annual State of the Green Belt report highlights that there are currently 460,000 homes being planned to be built on land that will soon be released from the Green Belt. Moving Green Belt boundaries when reviewing local plans makes it easier for local authorities to release land for housing, but is only supposed to take place under ‘exceptional circumstances’. This strategic shrinking of the Green Belt, as a way of getting around its protected status, is as harmful as building on the Green Belt itself.

An individual with considerable software skills in the development of on-line maps has been hard at work again. Dan Cookson has produced another excellent on-line map showing the location of housing developments over the last 10 years across England. The on-line map enables the visitor to move around and zoom in to a low level in their preferred area to reveal what has been built where.

The government expects to issue its revised National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) by the end of July, to coincide with Parliament's summer recess, despite having had to consider an overwhelming response to this spring's consultation.

The NPPF document (and others) presented for consultation is now set in 17 topic-based chapters which provide a clear overview of the planning framework and the relevance of different policies. We shall provide further details once the revised Framework is published, but in the meantime if you would like to know more about the changes the Government were proposing in the consultation you might want to look at this blog piece from planning consultancy Lichfields.

There was a hearing on Thursday 12 July 2018 at the High Court with CPRE SurreyPOW (Protect Our Waverley)and others seeking a judicial review of the Waverley local plan. CPRE have been granted permission for a legal challenge to go ahead. This will put the spotlight on Waverley council, the Planning Inspectorate and the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government for their approach to 'housing need'. CPRE's case focuses specifically on the imposition on Waverley of 'unmet need' from Woking, and the consequences of this 'uplift' on Waverley's countryside including Green Belt and AONB.

It is worth noting that the same Inspector who examined the Waverley plan, Mr Jonathan Bore, also examined the Guildford plan and deployed the same ‘uplift’ argument there. The eventual outcome of the Waverley judicial review will therefore be significant for Guildford’s plan.

  • New Housing Development on Green Belt in Normandy?

    On Friday 24 August Guildford Borough Council [GBC] published its modified Local Plan in response to the challenges laid down by the Planning Inspector following the Examination in Public in June/July. Just before the Bank Holiday weekend - a good time to bury bad news, perhaps...

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  • Application to extend "affordable" housing development in Beech Lane

    The adjacent field to the 2016 "affordable" housing development is now subject of a planning application. Application 18/P/01591 is presented as an "Outline application for residential development for affordable housing with access via Hawthorn Close" at "Land south of, Beech Lane, Normandy, GU3 2JH."

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  • Wanborough Fields Update

    Following confirmation on July 17th, the Secretary of State, Surrey County Council, landowners in Wanborough Fields and Vantage Land have been served with notices and copies of the Article 4 Direction, with site notices displayed at five locations around Wanborough Fields.

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