The Chair of the Guildford Joint Committee, comprising Councillors from Guildford Borough Council and Surrey County Council, has written this letter to the Chief Executive of the Defence Infrastructure Organisation supporting local residents' efforts to restore access to those parts of Ash Ranges that have been closed since April 2020.

Guildford Borough Council has announced that the planned new road bridge and later a footbridge to replace the level crossing at Ash Station has received an extra £13.9 million funding from central government.

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.

The close date for the ongoing consultation on the “Guildford Local Plan: Development Management Policies - Issues and Preferred Options” approaches. Details of the consultation documents and process for commenting are available on the GBC website. The Council states that this process:

“Will provide further and more detailed planning policies to use when we determine planning applications. This Regulation 18 consultation is the first opportunity to comment on the plan as it moves through the various stages of its production."

GBC has started work on the second part of the Local Plan; the ‘Local Plan: Development Management Policies’ document. The Council states that this “will provide further and more detailed planning policies to use when we determine planning applications. This Regulation 18 consultation is the first opportunity to comment on the plan as it moves through the various stages of its production. The document identifies a series of key issues for the borough and the policy options that could help address them.

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