Crooksbury Hill from the hopfields, January 2014

Remember that the latest date for comments on the proposed Hopfields development is now 3rd November. If you haven't already written, please do it NOW!

Some charts from the usage survey of the Hopfields are now available on our Facebook page (click the tab above). We have a reasonable number of responses but there is still time for more. If you know a regular walker who isn't "internet friendly", perhaps you could help them fill it out.

Waverley Borough Council has extended the time during which you can comment on the proposal by Taylor Wimpey to build up to 120 dwellings on the Beavers Road Hopfields first from the 10th to the 17th of October, and now to the 3rd of November. Click here to go to the appropriate planning application and then choose the "Online Comment" button. There is a red tab at the top of this page marked "objections" which takes you to a page of advice on how to argue against to the Hopfields development plan. Further help can be found in a note sent to us by Penny Simmons, a local surveyor, which you can read Here.

If you are interested in the future of house building in Waverley then you will probably want to fill in the Waverley "Consultation on Potential Housing Scenarios" by clicking here. It has the same closing date of 17th October. The crucial point is to answer Question 13 giving Scenario 4 as your first choice (3,400 houses at Dunsfold) and leaving the other scenarios unranked.

Darren Miller has produced a survey of the use of the Hopfields. Please click here to fill it in and please encourage all your friends to do the same. It would be very useful to get as complete a view as possible of the current use of the area.

Finally, NWFRA member Charlie Davies has produced a short video featuring Margaret Bide (pictured left), whose family used to farm the hopfields, talking about their history and why she believes it is vital that they should not be covered in houses. It's well worth watching.

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 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 Guy Stephens

Last updated: Sunday 19th October 2014

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