The intention of this page is to direct you to a list of planning applications relevant to our area of Farnham, so that you are aware of them before they are discussed by Farnham Town Council and Waverley Planning.
WA/2021/01668 - Commercial Storage at Knowle Farm - Certificate Of Lawfulness Under Section 191 For Continued Use Of Land For General Storage (Use Class B8) Since 2001 And That This Use Has Continued Uninterrupted For A Period Of More Than 10 Years. On the 11th of November several documents have been uploaded to the Waverley Planning Site supporting the applicant. Here is a link to the relevant webpage
Any comments relevant to this application which is alive at this time may be made by anyone with a vested interest
POTENTIAL PLANNING PROPOSAL FOR FIELDS ABOVE UCA - 7th JUNE 2021
Towards the end of 2018 a company called Gleeson Strategic Land was added to the title deeds of land part owned and farmed by Mr. Harvey Rivers, as well as the remaining UCA fields that are not part of the Abbey View development. There has been surveying activity on this land and surrounding areas, as well as an approach to third party to sell a strip of land to enable a road entrance into Castle Hill (which the owner refused to sell) and a request to survey ponds just north of the UCA Fields. All this activity could be the precursor to a planning application being made. Perhaps the only saving grace is that it falls outside of the Farnham Town Boundary and (should) be protected under the Neighbourhood Plan we think. We will continue to monitor the situation, but if anyone has any more input, we would love to hear from you.
The Government has backtracked (U - Turn) on these draconian proposals - please read the item from CPRE on this link.
COXBRIDGE FARM - WA/2019/0770 - UPDATE AS OF 26th February 2021
As of today's date I have found out that updated documents had been uploaded to the Waverley Planning Site on the 22nd of February. These mitigate many of vehicular access problems to the site and would appear to be a major concession by the developers. They include traffic islands, extra pavements and a controlled pedestrian crossing. Regarding the denial of footpath access to the North of the development, we agree that this is sensible, as it will protect the rewilding taking part in that area. One of the things that must be addressed is ensuring that all site vehicles are parked onsite and not randomly abandoned on the verges in West Street.
After our letter to The Farnham Herald in September 2020, a response was received from VIVID Homes by The Farnham Herald stating that "Thames Water have agreed to complete upgrade works on their sewerage systems to be able to accommoddate more homes to meet the needs of a larger site. These works will only be started once outline planning permission is granted which we expect to receive soon."
There are issues with the vehicular access to the site - these are ongoing.
There are many letters to Waverley objecting to this development.
The update as of the 20th of August 2020 was that the owners of Coxbridge Farm have written to The Case Officer at Waverley Borough Council to advise them of their re-wilding of parts of the farm in order to mitigate the impact of the building of the 320 dwellings.
There is no Decision Date on the website as of the 30th of December 2020
KNOWLE FARM - WA/2020/1323 - Status as at 15/1/2021 - Erection of stables and store buildings and regrading of land
The applicant wants to do this work, but has met with strong opposition on many fronts - Farnham Society, Surrey Wildlife Trust as well as the NWFRA, plus Old Park Lane Resident's Association and many local residents, even after submitting another revised set of plans in recent months....
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If you have any questions relating to planning you can of course contact your local Town Councillors.
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