There has been a lot of activity recently regarding potential plans to develop on our local Green Belt.
The Trust's Planning Committee is very concerned about what is contained in a Consultation Document produced by Guildford Borough Council for formulating a Local Plan. To place this in context, the Borough boundary is less than 2 miles from Cobham and adjoins Downside and Hatchford.
The disused Wisley Airfield is in Green Belt land and just 2 miles from Cobham. What is suggested is building 2175 houses on 167 hectares and goes further in envisaging with a new settlement, all the infrastructure required. There are spill overs into Ockham and East and West Horsley. Objections must be in by the 29th Nov 2013 and we shall be objecting vigorously.
Update: The CCHT has submitted a letter in response to the Guildford Local Plan which can be read by clicking here
You can respond to the Consultation if you have any connection with the Borough, including, for example, using it for any leisure purpose. You can write a letter to:
There is a questionnaire that can be filled out online, but some questions appear to be loaded and any respondent must be wary. There is a website set up by activists wanting to save the Green Belt within Guildford Borough which can be found at: www.surreygreenbelt.org
Read more: Guildford Local Plan & the Threat to the Green Belt