Due to the hard work of Worplesdon councillors and all 345 residents across Wood Street, Normandy and Flexford who wrote to object, the planning application to turn 34 hectares of agricultural land at Russell Place Farm, Frog Grove Lane, Wood Street into Suitable Alternative Natural Greenspace [SANG] was refused in the vote during the GBC Planning Committee meeting on 20 July 2016. It is likely the applicant will appeal.

This proposed SANG had already been pre-allocated to sites identified as Policies in the proposed submission Guildford Local Plan 2016 for up to 1,189 dwellings:

Site Allocation Site Name No. of Houses in
Local Plan
Russell Place Farm
A19 Land at Westway, off Aldershot Road, Guildford 38 38
A22 Land north of Keens Lane, Guildford 140 140
A47 Land to east of Flexford The Paddocks, Normandy 50 50
A29 Land to the south and east of Ash and Tongham 1,200 900
A16 Land between Gill Avenue and Rosalind Frankin Close, Guildford 450 61
  Housing Totals 1,878 1,189
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