Major Applications Nearby

 Update on Wisley New Town: 3rd July 2024

Ockham Parish Council (OPC) held an extraordinary meeting on 1st July which was attended by members of VAWNT (Villages against Wisley New Town), WAG (Wisley Airfield Action Group) and local residents. The meeting was called to determine if a Judicial Review (JR) was viable. Formal advice had been sought from Richard Harwood KC and following discussions with him and their transport and ecology experts, it was concluded that there is a reasonable chance of successfully challenging this decision at a JR. OPC will therefore be instructing a specialist solicitor to apply to take the case to a JR in the High Court. If approved by the High Court, a hearing will be set for later in the year. OCP have a retained KC and expert witnesses ready to take the case. 
It has been possible to reach this position funded by the generosity of many local residents. VAWNT and WAG are continuing to fund raise for the next steps and, should you wish to donate, Wisley Airfield Action Group have put their bank details into the public domain in order to accept donations:
Bank transfer to: Wisley Airfield Action Group
Sort code: 20-35-35
Account: 10574287
Further updates will be posted in due course.



Update: Friday 24th May 2024: Appeal Allowed 

In the decision given by the Inspector following the public inquiry which took place last year, it was stated "The appeal is allowed, and planning permission is granted for the development...on land at the former Wisley Airfield, Hatch Lane, Ockham in accordance with the terms of the application 22/P/01175 dated 4 July 2022. 


A public meeting of the Guildford Borough Council planning committee was held last night to consider the development of the former Wisley airfield site.

It was held to confirm what decision would have been made if the application had not been the subject of an appeal.

The principle of the development of the site is supported by the local plan. However, officers recommended that the benefits of the Development Plan did not outweigh the harm.

The committee agreed that they would have resolved to refuse the planning application.

The full report can be viewed here

 Former Wisley Airfield

Taylor Wimpey has submitted a new hybrid planning application for the proposed new settlement on the site of the former Wisley Airfield in Ockham.

GBC planning reference number 22/P/01175.

Deadline for submitting comments is 3 October 2022.

Residents should be aware this application has only been submitted by Taylor Wimpey. The other two developers, Hallam Land and CBRE, whilst co-operating with Taylor Wimpey, are not a party to this application. Accordingly, the headline number of dwellings proposed is 1,730 homes. The other two developers will come forward later to propose a further 270 homes in the southern section of the site, taking the total to over 2,000 new homes as set out in GBC's Local Plan Policy A35.

West Horsley and East Horsley Parish Councils have submitted a joint objection to this application which can be viewed here:

22.P.01175 - Submission by the Horsleys Parish Councils

To see the application documents online, please click the following link and search for 22/P/01175. Guildford BC Website - Search for a Planning Application

Site A38 Land near Horsley Railway Station, Ockham Road North

(Lollesworth Fields) Reference: 19/P/01541

An outline application for the demolition of two dwellings and alterations to access, with all matters reserved for up to 110 new homes and 99sqm of office space etc was approved in November 2019. Catesby Estates Ltd have sold the site to Taylor Wimpey. Concerns remain over access and flooding. 

A 'Reserved Planning' application has been submitted in relation to this site, detailing housing mix, design, layout etc.  To see full details and to submit your comments please follow the link below.

21/P/02394 - Lollesworth Fields - DEADLINE FOR RESPONSES 19/01/22

West Horsley Parish Council have submitted their objection to this application.  Please follow link below to see the full document.

Lollesworth Fields - WHPC Final Response 

This application by Taylor Wimpey now has full approval and site works have commenced.

Highways England proposals for M25 Junction 10 and A3

Highways England are planning major changes for the M25 junction 10/A3 Wisley interchange. The Statutory public consultation took place in 2016/2017. Copies of the consultation materials and outcome are available on the project website:

Public Consultation 2019 decision

The Secretary of State has approved the scheme and works are scheduled to commence Autumn 2022.

Howard of Effingham School, Effingham

Ref: 19/P/01451 (approved January 2020) 19/P/01760 Approved February 2020. Revised application for the school Ref: 20/P/02048 (registered, awaiting decision)

Following an appeal by the developer Berkeley Homes Ltd (March 2018), detailed planning permission (Reserved matters) has now been given for the Howard of Effingham School to be rebuilt along with up to nearly 300 new homes on Effingham Lodge Farm and Brown’s Lane.

June 2022 - Work on the new Howard of Effingham School site has ceased whilst Berkley Homes await the outcome of an appeal lodged against application 21/P/01306 for an additional 110 homes to be built on land at Effingham Lodge Farm.

Link to Planning Application and Appeal documents here:

21/P/01306 - Land at Effingham Lodge Farm - 110 houses. 


Brick Kiln Farm, Old Lane, Cobham, Surrey KT11 1NL

Surrey County Council Ref: 2017/0194 Surrey County Council Ref: APP/B3600/C/20/3262645

Retrospective use of land for the importation, deposit, storage. Processing and composting of green waste materials, the storage and processing of excavated waste deposited on site and import and processing of excavated waste etc. West Horsley Parish Council have submitted a response to the appeal in support of our neighbouring residents who are very much affected by this site.

As of the 4th August this Appeal has fallen as the appellant did not provide the necessary Environmental Impact Assessment.

The Enforcement notice from SCC is now being enforced according to the timetable laid out in the extract from the PINS decision which can be seen here: