Planning application 17/P/01451 has attracted significant opposition among residents. Over 70 letters of objection have been submitted and a residents association formed to combat the proposal.

The planning application is for 25 dwellings and their associated infrastructure needs and accommodation for over 50 vehicles. The land was previously included in the Regulation 18 version of the Guildford Local Plan draft but withdrawn from the Regulation 19 draft.

Importantly, the application threatens loss of a Site of Nature Conservation Interest [SNCI] that attracts protection under NPPF para 118. The land supports key species, such as dormice, voles and newts, that are afforded protection under the Wildlife & Countryside Act 1981. As the land is located in the area of the old flax pond in Flexford Road it experiences a high water table that supports such wildlife species and related fauna.

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