NAG News Archive 2019

We reported on this planning application (19/P/00023) in ‘Planning Matters’ of 27 January 2019. For some reason it has only just reached a decision: on 5 December GBC approved the “Outline application for the erection of 28 dwellings together with car parking and landscaping following demolition of existing buildings.” The application has been approved subject to a number of conditions regarding for example vehicular access from Glaziers Lane and drainage.

A 54-page judgment handed down on 4 December by the High Court Judge appointed to hear the three requests for Judicial Review against the Guildford Local Plan rejected all the grounds of challenge and dismissed the three claims. The Judge’s decision was based on whether due legal process had been followed, rather than on the merits of the Plan itself.

The three applications for Judicial Review of the Local Plan (see previous Newsletters) were heard in the High Court from 5-7 November by Sir Duncan Ousely. The judge will now consider the arguments and in due course the hearing will be reconvened to hear his decision. A helpful account of the proceedings so far has appeared in the Guildford Dragon.


Normandy Action Group to hold Annual General Meeting, Tuesday 15 October 2019 at Normandy Village Hall, 8.00pm. There will be a review of the past year's activity and a look forward to the forthcoming year. 

Preview the Meeting Agenda and the Draft Minutes of the 2018 AGM

As reported in Guildford Dragon, differences in priorities between the political groupings in Guildford Borough Council resulted in a motion calling for a development moratorium in response to the climate emergency being kicked into the long grass. With a new Brownfield Register due for release, some councillors arguing it was best to wait in order to maximise brownfield development with others questioning the real motives behind the deferment. 

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