Developers want to build 2068 new homes here
at Three Farms Meadows, the former Wisley Airfield
Map of the new 2068 home development at
Three Farms Meadows, the former Wisley Airfield
Views across Three Farms Meadows, the former Wisley Airfield
The Wisley Action Group have recently launched their new website to keep local people aware of the issues involved with the potential development of over 2500 homes at the Three Farms Meadows formerly the disused Wisley Airfield.
Although not at a planning application stage at the moment, it has been included in the Guildford Borough Council's Issues and Options consultation so it does pose a real threat to Green Belt which is less than 3 miles from Cobham.
The Wisley Action Group (WAG) has identified the developer as a Cayman-registered property company backed by a hedge-fund company. The developer has set up a website (wisleyairfield.com) to promote the development of this 300 acre site and WAG say the developers PR company have also mailed a brochure to lots of councils around Guildford saying that if they support this proposal, it will 'solve their development problem' – in other words, save them from having to build houses in their own area. WAG have contested many of the claims made in the brochure and these can be seen here
If this huge Green Belt site was developed it would set a dangerous precedent for all Green Belt in the surrounding area.
Visit the Wisley Action Group website and find out more about their concerns and what you could do to support them. Visit wisleyactiongroup.co.uk
Next regular meeting: 3 February 7:30pm at the Leatherhead Institute.
Special Green Belt Meeting: 6 February 7:30pm at the Christ Church, Epsom Rd.
For more details visit lrassociation.blogspot.co.uk
The Mole Valley District Council is preparing a Housing and Traveller Sites Plan that will identify sites for new homes over the next 10 to 15 years. Residents are being asked to offer their opinion on around 80 suggested development sites by taking part in a consultation which runs from Friday 10 January to Friday 7 March. As of 17th January sites in Bookham have also been added to the consultation.
For more details about the consultation, visit the website at www.molevalley.gov.uk/index.cfm?articleid=15753
Mole Valley District Council Drop in sessions:-
|30/01/14||Dorking||Pippbrook, Dorking||10:00 - 15:00|
|01/02/14||Leatherhead||25-29 High Street (opposite Subway)||10:00 - 15:00|
|04/02/14||Charlwood and Hookwood||Hookwood Memorial Hall||15:00 - 20:00|
|06/02/14||Brockham||Brockham Village Hall||15:00 - 20:00|
|07/02/14||Leatherhead||North Leatherhead Community Association||15:00 - 19:00|
|08/02/14||Dorking||St Martins Walk||10:00 - 15:00|
|10/02/14||Fetcham||Fetcham Village Hall||15:00 - 20:00|
|11/02/14||Dorking||Dorking United Reformed Church, West Street||15:00 - 20:00|
|12/02/14||Bookham||Ye Olde Windsor Castle, Little Bookham Street||15:00 - 20:00|
|13/02/14||Leatherhead||Christ Church, Epsom Road||15:00 - 20:00|
|14/02/14||Capel and Beare Green||Beare Green Village Hall||15:00 - 20:00|
|17/02/14||Charlwood and Hookwood||Charlwood Village Hall||15:00 - 20:00|
|18/02/14||Dorking||St Johns School Sports Hall, Goodwyns Road||16:00 - 20:00|
|24/02/14||Bookham||South Bookham SPACE, Dorking Road||15:00 - 20:00|
Guildford Borough Council have released a draft Strategic Housing Market Assessment conducted by their consultants GL Hearn. This assessment is to be used to understand the housing need within the Guildford Borough but also takes into consideration the housing demands of neighbouring boroughs.
This assessment will be used to further develop the Guildford Local Plan which includes the housing developments at Wisley Airfield and the Horsleys, amongst others.
There is a short (2 weeks) opportunity for the public to comment on the draft and all comments must be received by Guildford Borough Council by 5pm on Mon 10 February 2014. Update on 5 Feb 2014: Deadline has been extended to 5pm Friday 21st February 2014.
To download a copy of the draft and to find out how you comment, please visit the Guildford BC website at getinvolved.guildford.gov.uk/consult.ti/SHMA2014/consultationHome