Less positively, the smaller field of Wanborough Fields to the right before the bend in Westwood Lane continues to be blighted by the various structures that were erected not long after the plots were sold and whose owners have been directed to take them down.

The owner of Plot ‘D’ at the rear of the field, who has laid hard-standing on which has been built a two-storey “barn” equipped with a shower, has appealed against the Enforcement Notice requiring demolition of the barn, filling in the trench dug behind the building, remove all materials and re-seed the land with grass seed.

More recently, large quantities of rubble have been deposited at the edge of the field, ostensibly for an access track to the buildings at the rear of it. Planning Enforcement staff have served enforcement notices to stay any further work on the access track. This is a problem that will only be resolved if GBC opts to put more resource into Enforcement; there could hardly be a better illustration of why this is so important.

All of this also underlines the importance of Natural England’s review of the AONB boundary; if it can be extended to include the AGLV in the lower parts of Wanborough Fields it will strengthen the protection of the whole area.

Tuesday the 24th - Published by Normandy Action Group, 166 Glaziers Lane, Guildford GU3 2EB - with thanks to Keith Witham, Surrey County Councillor - Hostgator Coupon Template