Less positively, the smaller field of Wanborough Fields to the right before the bend in Westwood Lane continues to be blighted by the various structures that were erected not long after the plots were sold and whose owners have been directed to take them down.

Planning application 19/P/00167, which was an outline application to consider access for change of use and creation of up to a total of eleven dwelling houses at Wanborough Business Centre, having been refused by GBC, subsequently went to Appeal [APP/Y3615/W/19/3240419]. The Planning Inspectorate dismissed the Appeal on the grounds that would be “inappropriate development in the Green Belt”.


GBC has refused an application [20/P/00113] for a Certificate of Lawfulness for the sinking of a borehole by the owner of one of the plots in the AGLV part of the larger field at Wanborough Fields.

Such a Certificate would have meant the applicant did not need to apply for planning permission. We now wait to see whether planning permission is sought. 

GBC refused the retrospective planning application 19/P/02128 to fence the plot on the AONB section of Wanborough Fields, so presumably in the absence of an Appeal it now needs to come down. Thirty-two residents made comments, all strongly objecting to it.

Because the Local Plan removes the settlements of Normandy, Flexford, and Walden Cottages from the Green Belt (they are now ‘inset’ rather than ‘washed over’) we can expect to see more proposals for ‘limited infilling’ within the settlement area.

Monday the 26th - Published by Normandy Action Group, 166 Glaziers Lane, Guildford GU3 2EB - with thanks to Keith Witham, Surrey County Councillor - Hostgator Coupon Template