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The Parish Council is a statutory consultee on all planning applications in West Horsley.

Planning applications are discussed at the monthly Parish Council meetings, when the Parish Council decides whether to submit formal comments or objections to the planning applications to Guildford Borough Council (GBC) or Surrey County Council (SCC). The Parish Council has a Planning sub group,which reviews all planning applications in detail for the Parish Council and makes recommendations at the Parish Council meeting.

To view current planning applications on Guildford Borough Council's website please click here and either enter a postcode or planning application number.

Additionally, the minutes of the Parish Council meetings record decisions made by the Parish Council regarding whether to object to a planning application or to comment on an application. The latest minutes can be accessed on the Parish Council meetings page.

The Parish Council has also been heavily involved in responding to the draft local plan consultations over recent years. More information about this can be found on the Local Plan page of this website and also on Guildford Borough Council's website.

Planning News

Lollesworth Fields Development - New planning application

Catesby Estates have submitted a new planning application to Guildford Borough Council for Lollesworth Fields referenced as 19/P/01541.

This is in addition to the planning appeal which they have started with the Planning Inspectorate (PINS) over the non-determination of their previous application (19/P/00634) - effectively GBC ran out of the statutory planning time. The new application appears to be identical to the previous one and is based on their latest slightly revised plans.

After being asked for clarification, GBC have now confirmed that comments made by residents and others on the initial planning application will not automatically be considered relevant to the new application, which has a different reference number and will be treated as a different case. Therefore, all residents who previously submitted comments will need to re-submit them to GBC for them to be valid. WHPC has re-submitted its previous objection to this planning application, which can be viewed here

GBC have stated that residents may simply write in to GBC expressing their objections (or otherwise) to the new application and, if they wish, make a statement to the effect that their previous views given to application 19/P/00634 also apply to the new application. We would suggest simply resubmitting your original submission (assuming you continue to hold the same views) using the new planning application number. 

The closing date for comments on the new application is 11 October 2019.