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
As expected the proposed development of Wisley Airfield is back on the scene, following an announcement by Guildford Borough Council before Christmas that the decision had been put back to the Spring of 2016.
During the first week of January 2016, those of you who objected previously will have received notification of an amended proposal for the land at the former Wisley Airfield – Application No.15/P/0012, for outline planning permission for the phased development of a new settlement of up to 2,068 dwellings together with associated infrastructure, including access on to the A3 (Ockham interchange) Ockham Lane and Old Lane, and revised access to Elm Corner.
Observations relating to the application must be made within 21 days (27th January) quoting the reference number in any correspondence.
No objections from last time are carried forward; they must be put in afresh, together with those of you who hopefully will now want to object for the first time. It is obvious that the Developers are seeking to wear us down . . they will not!! We are already liaising with the Wisley Action Group who are meeting to formulate and issue guidance for those who wish to object. It is anticipated that the Action Group will provide us with such guidance by the 18 January. So at this stage please do nothing, unless you want to read through the volumes forming the application. We will then publish more information on the key issues we consider should be included in objections sent to the Guildford Council Planning Department. We would also like to remind anyone who intends to send in a letter or email to Guildford Council about this application, that your postal address must be included otherwise it will be ignored, and you should, of course, also quote the Application number.
Although not in Elmbridge, this proposed development on Green Belt land will have a detrimental impact on our area and way of life, given its close proximity to Cobham.
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An Application has been submitted by Wisley Property Inv. Ltd to Guildford Borough Council to build 2100 homes on Wisley Airfield, as well as a school (not secondary), care home and shops. In addition, a 120-acre countryside area, football pitches and a 4G hockey pitch are envisaged. It would be the third largest settlement in the Guildford Borough area and about half the size of Cobham.
Wisley Airfield is on the opposite side of the A3 to RHS Wisley Gardens and is in the proximity of Downside, Ockham, Hatchford and Elm Corner and is in the Metropolitan Green Belt.
If this were approved, there would be a very adverse effect on all of the nearby areas including Cobham, Downside, Stoke d'Abernon and Oxshott.
If you wish to object, the closing date for objections is 31 March 2015 and the following are some of the reasons for objection you might like to consider:
You may like to view additional information at the Wisley Action Group website: wisleyactiongroup.co.uk
Article provided on behalf of the Cobham & Downside Residents' Association, Cobham Green Belt Group and the Cobham Conservation and Heritage Trust
The planning application to turn Three Farm Meadows (formerly known as Wisley Airfield) into a small town of 2100 homes has been received by the Guildford Borough Council. Residents can comment on the application until the 31st March 2015. The council planning department have until the 7th August 2015 to determine the application.
There is an associated article on the Get Surrey website: Plans for Wisley airfield site a 'massive assault' on green belt
The draft Guildford Local Plan has been a major concern for many due to the major changes proposed to Green Belt and the proposed removal of a number of Surrey villages from the Green Belt.
A major development at Three Farms Meadow to build over 2,000 homes on the former Wisley Airfield would have a lasting impact on the rural nature of this area not to mention the horrendous effect the proposals would have on our local roads.
As a brief update on this, we have learnt that nothing further will appear until after the May 2015 elections. This is as a result of the draft needing to be reworked due to flaws in the plan.