NAG News Archive 2020

Since this article was published we have provided a comment for an article on the same subject in the Guildford Dragon, here. Now read on!

In recent months local residents have watched with dismay as the once pristine field in the Area of Great Landscape Value to the right of Westwood Lane as it bends left at Wanborough Fields has seen extensive offloading of ballast, the erection of fencing, and the open storage of building materials, including containers. Aerial photos showing just some of the damage done can be seen here. Following determined lobbying by residents and local Councillors alike Guildford Borough Council (GBC) has finally issued an Enforcement Notice and a Stop Notice on the owners of the plot in question and their agents.


The deadline for responses to the Government’s consultation on changes to the national planning system is fast approaching; we have until 29 October to make our comments.The Government is proposing changes to the system that some believe could pose a huge risk to the countryside and the communities living and working within it.

It seems Guildford borough is the big loser, accounting for 46% of the annual loss of Green Belt, reducing the area of Green Belt in the borough by 6%. Local residents' groups opposed to this significant loss went to the extent of forcing a Judicial Review of the Guildford Local Plan process carried out by Guildford Borough Council under its previous leadership but to no avail.

Because of the current public health restrictions this year's Annual General Meeting will be held online via Zoom. It will be on Tuesday, 3 November 2020 at 2000 hrs. We hope to see a good number of you there to receive our report on the past year and our thoughts about the year ahead.

Many local residents understand the frustrations of travelling out of Normandy towards Aldershot or the A331 when confronted with closed gates at Ash Station.  There are many arguments for and against the creation of a bridge to obviate the tailbacks. One thing for sure is that it will affect the flow of traffic along the A323 through Normandy.

A planning application [19/P/01460] is to be considered by Guildford Borough Council Planning Committee later in the year.

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