On 18 July 2018, GBC approved a planning application [18/P/00207] to demolish the farmhouse and outbuildings on the site to make way for the erection of four dwellings (one x one-bed, one x two-bed and two x five bedrooms) on the footprint of the existing buildings. Although beyond the current settlement boundary, the officer report highlights a sympathetic proposal that will not impact on the openness of the Green Belt as the mass and footprint of each proposed building are effectively identical to the existing structures. In addition, this is a self-build project.

Planning inspector Jonathan Bore, who is overseeing the public examination of the Guildford Local Plan, has repeatedly pointed to the need for more homes to be built earlier in the plan period, rather than coming in later as proposed by Guildford Borough Council’s proposals. The Inspector’s latest challenge on this topic can be seen here. On 28 June the Council issued its response, available here. This identifies a number of sites around the borough that are not part of the Plan proposals but which, the Council argues, could boost housing supply in the first 5 years of the plan. This includes a site in Normandy described as "Village Extension, East of Glaziers Lane, Flexford, 105 homes".

Monday the 18th - Published by Normandy Action Group, 166 Glaziers Lane, Guildford GU3 2EB - with thanks to Keith Witham, Surrey County Councillor - Hostgator Coupon Template