A light dusting of snow on the Hopfields, February 2015

24 April 2015
All our members probably know by now that on April Fool's Day Waverley Borough Council granted outline planning permission for Taylor Wimpey to build up to 120 dwellings on the bottom half of the Beavers Road Hopfields. The only good news was that, as a result of all the pressure from NWFRA and from the 400+ objections the top and side fields are to be protected as open spaces by legal agreement. NWFRA will be watching to ensure the follow through of this commitment.

It is also common knowledge that, to their shame, not a single Farnham Waverley Councillor voted against the proposal despite the clearly expressed opinions of residents. Partly as a result of this three NWFRA members, Stewart Edge, John Williamson, and Stephen Spence have decided to contest the upcoming elections. Click on their names for more information. A full list of candidates standing in Castle Ward for Farnham Town Council can be found by clicking Here, and for Waverley Borough Council Here.

The election literature recently distributed by Farnham Conservatives says:

"Conservative Councillors have been working hard to defend Farnham against inappropriate development. They will continue to campaign tirelessly to preserve the spacious green setting of the town and to maintain the distinctive characteristics of each area, by protecting green spaces in and around local settlements. The protection of the environment, both built and natural, will remain the priority of every conservative councillor."

Make of that what you will. You will remember that they have proposed that all of the Hopfields and the field behind Three Styles Road should be included within the Farnham built-up area boundary.

This web site is devoted to the interests of the residents of North West Farnham, an area extending (for the purposes of the Association) to the North from the Alton Road up to the Odiham Road, and to the West from Folly Hill as far as Dippenhall. Membership is open to everyone who lives in this area, and currently costs 2 per household per annum. Click Here to join.

We very much want to know what YOU would like to see on on this site. We urge you to Contact Us with your ideas.

You can either email the Chairman, or you can use the web form on the Contact Us page by clicking the link above. If you have any problem using this site please email our Support Department.

Please note that if your email is thought to be of general interest to the members of the Association it may be reproduced on this site. By sending an email you accept this possibility.

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Please also send us photographs of your area for inclusion on our Photos page by emailing them directly to photos@nwfarnham.org.uk. High resolution photographs (that is to say directly from the camera, but please not larger than 6MB) would be best; we can then process them appropriately.

The Association Committee currently comprises the following residents:


Dr Penny Marriott


Mr Dennis Banks


Mrs Julie Russ


Mr Stewart Edge
Mrs Harriet Ellis
Mr David King
Mr Graham Leach
Mr Keith Miller
Mr Tony Ostime
Mr John Williamson

Last updated: Sunday 22 February 2015

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