WEST HORSLEY PARISH COUNCIL
New - Lollesworth Field development
Please find attached a letter that the developer for this site has sent to local residents, for your information
West Horsley Housing Needs Survey
Please look out for West Horsley Parish Council's Housing Needs Survey, which is being conducted with support from Surrey Community Action (SCA). All West Horsley residents should have received the survey through their letterbox at the start of March 2019 - we would be very grateful if you could complete the survey ASAP. Thank you.
Heathrow Airport consultation
Please see the link below for further information. This topic was discussed at our February Parish Council meeting and it was decided that WHPC would not formally comment on these proposals.
Easter FISH – bookings open
Guildford Borough Council bookings for FISH (Fun In the School Holidays) this Easter are open!
FISH is an affordable and accessible activity scheme for 10 to 16 year olds in Guildford. Please find attached their flyer and for more information, to view the brochure or make a booking, please go to the website.
Vacancies on West Horsley Parish Council
There are currently two vacancies on West Horsley Parish Council. If you are interested in becoming a Parish Councillor, please get in touch to find out more. Current Parish Councillors and the Chairman can be contacted using the information on the Contact Us page or you can contact the Parish Council on firstname.lastname@example.org.
As this is an election year, Guildford Borough Council is providing sessions designed to give more information about Becoming a Councillor. The next event takes place on Monday 11 February 2019 from 6pm refreshments and start at 6:30pm – 9:15pm. For more information, please click on the link below and on the programme attached:
Further information can be found here: https://www.guildford.gov.uk/article/20557/Becoming-a-Councillor
Please find attached the programme for the event for your information.
West Horsley in Bloom 2019
The dates for this year's competition are as follows, (Please note in your diaries) :
Closing date is June 11 2019, Judging will take place on Tuesday 18th and Thursday of June 20th beginning at 9.15 a.m.
The categories this year are: Best front garden, Best back garden, Best veggie plot, Best non-residential display, Best Allotment at Grace and Flavour (E Horsley residents can enter this as they garden in West Horsley), Best first entry, Best container or hanging basket (Flowers or veggies)
The Presentation Evening will be held on June 28th at 7p.m at West Horsley Village Hall. It is hoped that the Mayor of Guildford will be in attendance and that Sarah Squire will present the Roxburghe Cup.
Each entrant will be informed of the day and an approximate time when the judges will arrive. In addition, all who enter the competition are invited to attend the Presentation Evening bringing along one guest.
Crossroads Stores will be a collection point for entry forms. In addition, entry forms can be left in the WHPC post box at the village hall (located outside the building adjacent to The Street, in between main hall and the Cedar Room). Entry forms for the children's competition are attached below:
SCC Consultation on Services - please see attached poster
GBC Announcement re. proposal Wisley Airfield Garden Village - issued by GBC 31 October 2018
Wisley Airfield garden village bid could lead to important government funding and extra support
Last night (30 October) the Executive approved submitting a bid to the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) national Garden Communities Programme to try and gain garden village status for the proposed settlement at Wisley Airfield.
Cllr Paul Spooner, Leader of the Council, says: “We must make the most of all opportunities for our borough and a successful bid would secure important government funding. This would help deliver the wider infrastructure and sustainable transport that our area needs, with extra cross government support, expert Homes England advice and improved design quality for a new garden community.”
Wisley Airfield is a strategic site proposed in our Local Plan and the independent Planning Inspector included a session specifically on this in his recent public hearings. He did not consider this site unsound or that it should be removed from the submitted Plan. Like all proposed sites, it will still be subject to the usual planning application process, with or without a successful garden village bid.
Cllr Spooner explains: “Strong local leadership, with support from strategic partners like Surrey County Council, will help deliver our long-term vision to balance new homes, jobs and a great environment for people across the borough. We also want to involve the local community in getting the best scheme possible and will make sure they are engaged during the design process.
"If we want to take advantage of the many benefits garden village status could bring, we must submit a bid by 9 November. Although Executive approval was not necessary for this decision, I wanted to have an open public debate, so this report came to the last meeting before the submission deadline. MHCLG want bids for ambitious, locally led garden villages. Wisley Airfield meets their criteria and will help provide a well-designed place with a range of quality homes, sustainable green space and integrated infrastructure.”
Wisley appeal decision - Appeal dismissed
Please find attached combined document comprising the final decision letter, Inspector's Report and right to challenge advice note for the above named case.
It will shortly be listed with previous decisions on the MHCLG website at https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/planning-applications-called-in-decisions-and-recovered-appeals
Updates available here: https://www.getsurrey.co.uk/news/surrey-news/wisley-airfield-planning-appeal-more-14773872
Reaction from GBC...
13 June 2018 - Council Leader reacts to Wisley Airfield planning appeal decision
Cllr Paul Spooner, Leader of the Council, says: “We are very pleased that the appeal about land at Wisley Airfield has been dismissed by the Secretary of State. This supports the Council’s view that the application that was submitted and subsequently refused by the Council’s Planning Committee was unacceptable.
“Both the Inspector at the original appeal and now the Secretary of State have agreed with the Council that the applicant had not demonstrated that there were very special circumstances, outside the context of a Local Plan examination, to justify the grant of planning permission.
“This decision relates solely to the appeal proposal and the Council’s decision to refuse that specific planning application. The site remains part of a proposed allocation in our emerging Local Plan, which is currently subject to examination. Many of the issues raised in the decision letter are likely to be discussed at the public hearing sessions currently underway.
“The independent examination of our Local Plan is managed by the Planning Inspector and it is up to him to decide how to manage this discussion. The Council remains of the view that including a new settlement at the former Wisley Airfield forms part of the best strategy for delivering the housing needed in our borough.
“It’s about making the right decision at the right time, and that decision making process needs to be part of the Local Plan examination process. As with all other strategic sites proposed in the Local Plan, if included they will still be subject to future planning permission processes.”
WHPC Annual Newsletter
This new community social enterprise horsleyhub.com is packed full of information on activities for kids, family days out, and what’s on. It has heaps of information and resources on health and emotional wellbeing, both for children and adults including those with additional needs.
There is a timetable of local fitness and exercises classes and if you run your own business you can list your services on the business directory for free.
The website is linked with the Horsley Hub Facebook page which posts offers and events. You can ask to join the Horsley Hub Facebook group or follow us on Twitter @HorsleyHub or Instagram @horsleyhub2017
Constructive feedback and suggestions as to what you’d like to be included and what improvements can be made are welcomed. Contact here.
Tree Protection Orders (TPOs) in the village
One of our Parish Councillors is putting red tags on some trees in the village to mark those with Tree Protection Orders (TPOs). The Parish Council checks on all the trees in the village with TPOs once a year and has started this process to label all trees with a TPO to raise awareness of those which are protected in this way.
Please click on the document below for more information about this service in our village to help people live happy, healthy and independent lives
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 email@example.com
Flytipping can be reported on
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
West Horsley Parish Council
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