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
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.
The Rt Hon Eric Pickles MP and Brandon Lewis MP from the Department for Communities and Local Government have released a press release today (Sat 4 Oct 2014) saying that Councils must protect our precious green belt land. Guidance to be published on Mon 6 Oct 2014 will explain that once established, green belt boundaries should only be altered in exceptional cases, through the preparation or review of the Local Plan.
It also states that housing need – including for traveller sites – does not justify the harm done to the green belt by inappropriate development.
Eric Pickles said:
This government has been very clear that when planning for new buildings, protecting our precious green belt must be paramount. Local people don’t want to lose their countryside to urban sprawl, or see the vital green lungs around their towns and cities to unnecessary development.
Today’s guidance will ensure councils can meet their housing needs by prioritising brownfield sites, and fortify the green belt in their area.
Brandon Lewis said:
We have put Local Plans at the heart of the reformed, planning system, so councils and local people can now decide where development should and shouldn’t go.
Support for new housing is growing, because communities welcome development if it is built in the right place and does not ignore their needs. That’s why 230,000 planning permissions were granted by councils in the last year alone, while the most recent official statistics show that green belt development is at its lowest rate since modern records began in 1989.
For the full press release click on the link below:
Lets hope our Councils take this on board.