On Friday 24 August Guildford Borough Council [GBC] published its modified Local Plan in response to the challenges laid down by the Planning Inspector following the Examination in Public in June/July. Just before the Bank Holiday weekend - a good time to bury bad news, perhaps...

The adjacent field to the 2016 "affordable" housing development is now subject of a planning application. Application 18/P/01591 is presented as an "Outline application for residential development for affordable housing with access via Hawthorn Close" at "Land south of, Beech Lane, Normandy, GU3 2JH."

Following confirmation on July 17th, the Secretary of State, Surrey County Council, landowners in Wanborough Fields and Vantage Land have been served with notices and copies of the Article 4 Direction, with site notices displayed at five locations around Wanborough Fields.

There appears to be some confusion over the future of this appeal [APP/Y3615/W/18/3204536] against the decision on application 17/P/01413, as quoted on the GBC planning pages, as a search of the Planning Appeals Casework Portal draws a blank; it doesn't appear to exist. Perhaps that's because the land in question is now part of the Site 2011 re-introduced as a Major Modification to the Local Plan prompted by the Planning Inspector asking GBC to bring forward sites to enable a faster build-out rate in the earlier years of the Guildford Local Plan. The site will be subject of a new 6-week public consultation, scheduled to start in September 2018.

This appeal concerning planning application 17/P/01777 wouldn't be of concern under other circumstances but this site is adjacent to the proposed Vaglefield Farm development [17/P/01840 - see above].

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