Ash Green Residents' Association [AGRA] have been confronting Guildford Borough Council [GBC] and developers on a number of fronts since the approval of the Guildford Local Plan. As the fields around Ash Green are 'land beyond the Green Belt' the area, along with Tongham, has borne the brunt of developer interest and activity, with 6 applications for 988 new dwellings on sites at the edge of Surrey Hills AONB.

Currently AGRA are challenging the proposed removal of a significant boundary hedge of Ash Green Lane. AGRA maintain this to be a further example of where the GBC Planning Committee were not in possession of all the evidence when making the decision to approve the outline planning permission.

In December 2020, The High Court concluded a Judicial Review [JR] that quashed the GBC decision to grant planning permission for 73 homes on land surrounding the 13th Century Ash Manor. This decision considered the role of the planning officer’s reports that “seriously and materially” misled Guildford Borough Council’s planning committee.

Some further protection is afforded by the decision by Historic England to grant Grade II listed status in October 2017.

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