NEW - Current local Planning applications & appeals you may wish to comment on:

1) The Drift Golf Club - This is an update to the previous planning application which will see 66 HGV Lorry journeys along The Drift per day over a period of 9 months (total of 12,194 Lorry movements). The proposal summary is below and the application documents and plans are available to view/ download from Surrey County Council's website http://planning.surreycc.gov.uk/planappdisp.aspx?AppNo=SCC%20Ref%202014/0150

The public consultation starts on 21 August & the deadline for comments / objections is 12 September 2016. WHPC has obtained an extension for its comments until 22 September. To comment please email MWCD@surreycc.gov.uk. For any questions about the planning application, you can contact the Case Officer, Dustin Lees, on 020 8541 7673

Proposal: The importation, deposit and engineering of 54,878m³ (some 87,805 tonnes) of inert waste materials on 3.45ha of land within the existing golf course facility so as to remodel the existing practice ground outfield and to construct a new 11,000m³ irrigation storage lake as part of a strategy to provide sustainable rainwater harvesting scheme; create a new outdoor short game practice and teaching facility including a putting and chipping green; provide a new 769m² building with 30 covered practice bays and associated storage, ablution, lavatory, teaching and administrative facilities for the benefit of the general public, schools, the junior academy and club members; with associated ecological improvements over a period of 9 months and involving some 6,097 HGV trips or 12,194 HGV movements (based on a conversion rate of 13m³ (9m³ compacted) per 20 tonne HGV) on a one way circular route at a maximum of 33 HGV trips (66 HGV movements) per day, with temporary passing bays and traffic management measures along The Drift. 

  

2) Long Reach SANG - planning application 16/P/01459  - The details of this planning application are below and further information can be found on GBC's website - http://www2.guildford.gov.uk/publicaccess/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=_GUILD_DCAPR_171702

West Horsley Parish Council are concerned about this planning application as it is felt that this could facilitate development in the village by creating a new SANG. WHPC will therefore be objecting to this planning application, and our comments to Guildford Borough Council will be available to view on this website early w/b 22 August.

Deadline for comments - This has already passed however WHPC has been informed that comments received up to 1 September 2016 will be considered, as the earliest that this planning application will be decided is 2 September 2016.You can either comment via the GBC website link above or by contacting the planning officer Kelly Jethwa (Direct Line 01483 444640, kelly.jethwa@guildford.gov.uk or planningenquiries@guildford.gov.uk


Location: Land with frontage to Long Reach, Silkmore Lane and Green Lane West,
Long Reach, West Horsley
Proposal: Change of use from agricultural land to Suitable Alternative Natural
Greenspace (SANG) with associated scheme of landscaping including a
circular walkway, hedge planting and boundary works, new access works,
cycle and car parking, interpretation points, benches and bins.

 

3) Goodhart-Rendell Hall, Cranmore Lane - This planning application 15/P/02006, to demolish the existing community hall and redevelop the site, was refused. West Horsley Parish Council objected to the original planning application and has since made further comments to the Planning Inspectorate. This decision has been appealed and WHPC has been notified that the First Secretary of State has instructed one of his Inspectors to visit the Council Offices to hold a hearing in relation to this. The Hearing will be held in the Council Offices on 20/09/16 at 10.00am and is scheduled to last for 1 day. WHPC will be represented at the appeal hearing. Objectors to this planning application are encouraged to attend.

Further information can be found on GBC's website at http://www2.guildford.gov.uk/publicaccess/simpleSearchResults.do?action=firstPage

Proposed : Demolition of existing community hall and redevelopment of the site to
deliver a mixed use scheme including a new community hall, six detached
residential dwellings, access, parking, landscaping including provision of a
temporary portacabin for the community hall during the period of works.
Location : Goodhart-Rendel Community Hall and land to the rear, Cranmore Lane,
West Horsley, KT24 6BT
Case Officer: John Busher, Direct Line 01483 444634, Email
john.busher@guildford.gov.uk

Overgrown hedges  

Responsibility to cut back the hedges lies with individual householders - WHPC's Footpaths group walks the village each summer and sends a letter to any householders whose hedges need cutting back. Failure to act on this means we can involve Surrey County Council, who can cut the hedges back and charge the householder if necessary.

Footpath between Lollesworth Lane / The Street and East Horsley playground - we notified Surrey County Council in July that this path was overgrown and requested that it was cut back. To date, after numerous reminders, we are still waiting. You can email SCC on contact.centre@surreycc.gov.uk

Footpath between Cranmore School & Cranmore Lane (FP91) - We have also requested that this footpath is cut back and the finger post sign that has come down repaired & put back up.

Flytipping - We have reported the recent flytipping on Silkmore Lane to GBC and we are pleased to report that this has now been cleared. Flytipping can be reported on

https://www.guildford.gov.uk/flytipping

 

Guildford Borough Council's Draft Local Plan (DLP) - your Parish Council's response

Please find below the response from West Horsley Parish Council to the DLP.

WHPC DLP response July 2016

You can also find the Guildford Residents' Association (GRA) report referenced in West Horsley Parish Council's response below:

GRA DLP response

 

The consultation period for GBC's Draft Local Plan has now ended. Thank you to all of those West Horsley residents who copied their responses to the Parish Council - the response to the DLP from those residents whose responses we received, were overwhelmingly opposed to the Draft Local Plan.

 

The DLP can be found here:   

http://www.guildford.gov.uk/newlocalplan/CHttpHandler.ashx?id=21293&p=0

The pages relevant to the Horsleys are pages 207-218, and in addition, pages 205 & 206 which show the plans for a new settlement at Wisley.

 

The DLP, if successful, will see 13,860 new houses built across Guildford Borough by 2033, a 25% increase on existing housing numbers, and 693 new houses per year. For West Horsley, the situation is more pronounced, with 385 new homes being built in West Horsley (a 35% increase on the current housing number of 1,111). It should be noted that all of these new houses are planned to be built by 2022, so in 6 years' time, the village will look very different if these plans go ahead. There are also an additional 148 homes proposed for East Horsley.

 

Raleigh School announces plans to relocate School

The Raleigh School, West Horsley, has written to parents informing them of a proposal to relocate the Raleigh School to a new site. More information is available on the School's website at http://www.theraleigh.org

 

Article by your MP Sir Paul Beresford - Local Plan "not fit for purpose"

Please find a link below to the Guildford Dragon interview with Sir Paul Beresford MP

 http://www.guildford-dragon.com/?s=paul+beresford&x=0&y=0

 

Presentation from Annual Parish Meeting

Please find attached the presentation given by Natalie Arnett from the Surrey CyberSafe Network at this year's Annual Parish Meeting. Please note that this is only an introduction and more detailed advice can be found at GetSafeOnline or residents can sign up to the CyberSafe Network

Cybersafe Network Presentation May 2016

  

West Horsley's Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group are looking for more volunteers - Could you give up some of your time to help your village? An update on progress & contact information is available on the Neighbourhood Plan page.

 

West Horsley Parish Council tennis court on Long Reach - Did you know that West Horsley has its own tennis court on Long Reach? This court is now free to use. Just turn up and play! Please don't use the court in unsuitable weather conditions and if you wish to report any issues, please contact clerk@westhorsley.info 

 

Summary report from West Horsley's Housing Survey

Please click on the attachment below to access the report

 West Horsley Housing Survey Summary report

 

West Horsley Parish Council gazebo 3m square available to borrow (refundable deposit required)

If you would like to borrow our gazebo, please read the attached policy for more information. Please note that it is recommended that you have at least two (strong) individuals to load it into your car, put it up, dismantle and return.

 Gazebo policy

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West Horsley is a dynamic, friendly and caring community which hosts a wealth of organisations and services. The Parish Council serves the people of West Horsley and represents the interests of the local residents, and ensures that these interests are effectively presented to bodies such as Guildford Borough and Surrey County Council.

Bluebells in West Horsley

 

Contact Details

West Horsley Parish Council

01483 901 905