New - Planning application for the Drift Golf Club, The Drift, East Horsley - in Ockham Parish but affecting West Horsley residents


The Drift Golf Club Proposed Waste Landfill Site {GBC Planning Application 14/P/01718 and Surrey CC ref 2014/0150}

There is a planning application on the GBC and SCC websites which is aiming to gain approval for a large amount of material to be brought into the Golf Club to raise the level of the driving range. This has a number of implications:

- Waste will be brought from outside the village to the Drift Golf Club which will effectively become a waste landfill site, situated close to a number of rural villages.

- There will be a 7.5 ton HGV lorry passing through the Drift every 10 minutes, during working hours (and including the school run) for 9 months.

- There is a real risk that even though there will be restrictions over the routes that the lorries take, the hours that they are allowed to operate and their frequency, that once the project starts, these conditions will not be adhered to, making the reality even worse than what is stated in the planning documents. This has happened previous with Jury Farm, Ripley Lane.  

If you are concerned about this planning application, you are recommended to write or email both Guildford Borough Council and Surrey County Council with your reasons for objecting. Please also provide your name and address.  You can also make comments concerning this application online on the GBC Planning page by clicking on the "Comments" tab on the page below.




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