NEW  - WHPC's response to the Drift Golf Club planning application - amended information

WHPC has submitted the letter below objecting to the Drift Golf Club planning application.

WHPC Drift Golf Club planning objection Sept 2016


NEW  - Call for Speedwatch Volunteers!

Anyone concerned about speeding traffic in the village may want to consider joining West Horsley's Speedwatch group and make a difference. Led by Chris Tailby, the 12-strong group regularly monitor vehicle speeds across the village, supported by the Police. If you are interested, please contact Chris on Thank you!!


NEW  - Good Companions Club seeks volunteer

Good Companions Club in West Horsley is looking for a volunteer to provide sandwiches, cakes & pour tea for around 30 elderly visitors on the second Wednesday of each month at their montyly tea & entertainment event at the Village Hall. The cost of the ingredients is paid for by the club. Anyone who is happy to help should contact Debbie on 01483 890343 / 07774676123


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

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 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 -

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 has objected to this planning application - our comments can be found below:

WHPC Long Reach SANG objection August 2016

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, or

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.

 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 hedges back and charge the householder if necessary.

Footpaths in the village - these are the responsibility of Surrey County Council to maintain and cut back. You can email SCC on

Footpath between Lollesworth Lane / The Street and East Horsley playground - After numerous requests to SCC this has finally been cut back.

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


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:

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


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


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 


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


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