• Our Normandy Village - Glaziers Lane

  • Our Normandy Village - land near Pusseys Copse with Ancient Woodland

  • Our Normandy Village - view to the Hogs Back and Surrey Hills AONB

  • Our Normandy Village - St Marks Church, Wyke, 15th c.

  • Our Normandy Village - winter sunset

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The Thames Basin Heaths SPA is made up of 13 Sites of Special Scientific Interest, and consists of a mixture of heathland, mire, and woodland habitats. They are essentially ‘heathy’ in character. The topography is varied and most sites have a large component of trees and some contain streams, ponds and small lakes. Some are freely accessible to the public and most have a degree of pubic access, though in some areas this is restricted by army, forestry or other operations. 

The Thames Basin Heaths Special Protection Area (TBH SPA) was designated on 9th March 2005 and forms part of Natura 2000, a European-wide network of sites of international importance for nature conservation established under the European Community Wild Birds and Habitat directives. The TBH SPA is one of the South East's most important natural assets with the lowland heath supporting important populations of Dartford Warbler, Nightjar and Woodlark - vulnerable ground-nesting birds.

The European and national legislation that underpins the SPA seeks to ensure that any proposed development scheme or plan will not adversely affect the integrity of the SPA. Natural England is the Government agency that champions the conservation of wildlife throughout England. They have advised all Local Authorities with land in the Thames Basin Heaths that new housing within 5km of the SPA may harm the rare bird populations and that particular harm may occur from additional new development that lies within 400m of the SPA. This harm can be caused by disturbance to the birds from a growth in the number of walkers, cats and dogs frequenting the heathland, and other recreational uses created by additional housing.

 

  • Thames Water sewer works to close Glaziers Lane

    Local Surrey County Councillor Keith Witham on Nextdoor Normandy and Normandy Parish Council in their parish newsletter The Villager have provided timely information on the Thames Water sewer works to be carried out in Glaziers Lane. The major part of the work will see Glaziers Lane closed from 21 October 2019 though to late December 2019.

    Cllr Witham also reports in respect of the 520 bus service that "Stagecoach have advised that while Glaziers Lane is closed, the 520 bus will run from Guildford or Aldershot down Westwood Lane to Flexford Road and then back via Christmaspie Avenue and Culls Road, then back to the main road the same way".

     
  • Public consultation on the 'Main Modifications' to the Local Plan

    Public consultation on the 'Main Modifications' to the Local Plan, which include a proposed site, A64, for 105 houses on Green Belt in Normandy, closes at noon on Tuesday, 23 October. Here are the details of how to respond; at first sight it looks impenetrable but it is actually not. Visit the consultation homepage and you will see that you can respond in three ways:

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  • Considerations when responding to A64 site proposal

    A proposed major new housing development threatens the rural character of Normandy. Should you intend to comment on the proposal as part of the consultation you may wish to consider the following points:

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Monday the 6th - Published by Normandy Action Group, 166 Glaziers Lane, Guildford GU3 2EB - with thanks to Keith Witham, Surrey County Councillor - Hostgator Coupon Template