GBC FoI Request 2/6/2016 Ref. 3288 – still awaited

1. The draft Guildford Borough Land Availability Assessment dated February 2016. Site reference 368, land to the south of Normandy and north of Flexford.

In the section re. ‘Transport’, it is stated that “An on and off site cycle network to key destinations including Wanborough railway station and to the Christmas Pie Trail would be needed.”

The Christmas Pie Cycle Trail itself is not mentioned in the Infrastructure Schedule for improvement, and is a convoluted route both east and west, which is unlit, muddy, and passes through dense woodland in places.

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, I request that you please provide me with copies of all documents, papers, minutes, analysis and statistics etc. that relate to  any formal or informal considerations that have taken place relating to the following.

Discussions that have taken place about the suitability and safety of the Christmas Pie Cycle Trail leading east to proposed development at Blackwell Farm and west to Ash, for children aged 11 – 16 to use, in all weathers and at all times of the year.

2. Odyssey Markides Llp Technical Note dated September 2014

Pedestrian/Cycle Accessibility:

4.3 There may be scope to extend the existing footway from Wanborough rail station along the western side of Glaziers Lane northwards to the potential site access onto Glaziers Lane

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, I request that you please provide me with copies of all documents, papers, minutes, analysis and statistics etc. that relate to  any formal or informal considerations that have taken place relating to the following.

The possibility of the construction of this footway  being feasible, given the many obstructions that are in the way.

3. Discounted sites for schools in Guildford Borough

West of Borough

Site - H12 land between Normandy and Flexford

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, I request that you please provide me with copies of all documents, papers, minutes, analysis and statistics etc. that relate to  any formal or informal considerations that have taken place relating to the following.

The suitability of this site for a secondary school

Information awaited from Nicky Morgan at the DfE. Forwarded to her by Jonathan Lord

Am I correct in thinking that Surrey County Council or Guildford Borough Council should have already sought proposals to establish a free school on this site, or a maintained school if it is to meet a specific type of place?

Am I correct in thinking that, even if the developer provides the serviced land free of charge to Surrey County Council, the Department for Education would have to provide the funds to actually build the school and the infrastructure? Is it correct to say that, if this is the case, then Surrey County Council or Guildford Borough Council should already have sought funding in order to include the school on the concept master-plan, and if they have not, then the proposal should be rejected and the school should not appear on the plan?

If the proposal for the new school has to be rejected because capital funding for the buildings and infrastructure  has not been approved, or there is no confirmation that resources will be available, am I correct in thinking that the school shown on the strategic site has to be removed from the plans?

Documents to look at:

SCC School Organisation Plan – School places in Surrey 2015/16 – 2024/25

PDF Document – GBC Secondary Schools Borough Wide Discounted Sites

Guildford Draft Local Plan Education Review

Guildford borough Proposed Submission Local Plan: strategy and sites June 2016

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