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Surrey County Council voted unanimously to protect the Green Belt but although the draft Plan states that `we will continue to protect the metropolitan Green Belt the policies in the Plan itself do exactly the opposite.

The Policy's treatment of Normandy and Flexford is excessive. It firstly treats both as one village, when historically the area has always been composed of five dispersed hamlets and to this day Flexford and Normandy are clearly separated by open fields; the open land in the hamlet of Wyke to the west helps to prevent both Normandy and Flexford merging with Ash; the hamlet of Willey Green in the east prevents Normandy merging with Wood Street. Having inappropriately treated all as part of one village, the Plan proposes to ‘safeguard’ the Grade 3A agricultural land between the settlements. The result of the draft Plan is to propose a total in excess of 1,000 and up to 2,000 new homes at an indeterminate point in and beyond the plan period that will totally destroy the character of both settlements and in the interim blighting the land.

Without drawing any attention to the fact, the revised Green Belt Purposes Assessment has blatantly manipulated the named land areas that contribute to the score for ‘contribution to the Green Belt’ for all of the land proposed to be ‘safeguarded’. There seems to have been no communication about this despite the critical effect this downgrading will have in leading to likelihood of development. For example the land parcel H12, that contains the proposed ‘safeguarded’ land, has had its contribution to preventing the ‘merging of Ash, Normandy and Flexford’ downgraded to preventing the ‘merging of the settlements of Wyke, Normandy and Flexford’ despite the fact that Wyke is not included in the Settlement Hierarchy as its openness defies the establishment of a settlement boundary, and removing any mention of the Ash & Tongham urban area whose boundary is adjacent to the open land of Wyke where the land of Wyke prevents the merging of Normandy and Flexford with the increasingly urbanised Ash and Ash Vale.

The policy should not inset any village nor safeguard any land from the Green Beit unless and until it is shown to be exceptionally necessary to meet housing needs after first developing brown field sites. There should be a specific commitment by GBC to protect the Green Belt’s contribution to the five purposes set out in NPPF 80 many of which are met by the sites in Normandy and Flexford.

Monday the 13th - Published by Normandy Action Group, 166 Glaziers Lane, Guildford GU3 2EB - with thanks to Keith Witham, Surrey County Councillor - Hostgator Coupon Template