Planning


 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. 

COXBRIDGE FARM WA/2024/00599 - SUBMISSION TO WAVERLEY PLANNING FROM NWFRA - 26/4/2024

SALIENT POINTS FROM THE NWFRA TO BE TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT FOR THE APPLICATION WA/2024/00599

On behalf of the North West Farnham Residents Association NWFRA we wish to make the following observations now that the submission of Reserved Matters has been made to Waverley Planning:


POTENTIAL PLANNING PROPOSAL FOR FIELDS ABOVE UCA - UPDATED 11th APRIL 2024 

NEW TARGET DATE OF 31st OF MAY - PLEASE CONTINUE TO PUT YOUR OBJECTIONS ON THE WAVERLEY PLANNING WEBSITE!

Here is a copy of an email from Waverley Planning on the 10th April to Trevor Free of AVRA

The new target date of 31st May 2024 has been agreed so as to enable the outline planning application (WA/2023/01467) to be presented to the Planning Committee at Waverley Borough Council in May 2024 and for the decision notice to be issued.

The Council does not expect any new information to be submitted by the applicant.

If outline planning permission is granted, a condition will be imposed requiring the submission of a Construction Management Plan, which would include the impact of the development on the Abbey View Site, which is standard practice. Once the Construction Management Plan has been submitted, the LPA will consult Environmental Health officers and highway engineers at the Local Highway Authority (Surrey County Council) and the developer will need to comply with all of the requirements of the approved Construction Management Plan.

 It is uncertain whether this is standard procedure, even if the Planning Officer has agreed the application (or not) - watch this space whilst we try to find out.

PREVIOUSLY

There has been a great response to Trevor Free's Objection form which was handed in to the council - thanks to all who have signed up.

Here is a link to an objection from John Willacy of OPLRA on the Waverley Planning Website - which is very comprehensive.

https://planning360.waverley.gov.uk:4443/civica/Resource/Civica/Handler.ashx/Doc/pagestream?cd=inline&pdf=true&docno=9036026


Trevor Free of the Abbey View Residents Association (AVRA) has been very active in regards to this proposal to widen roads with Abbey view in order to accommodate the construction vehicles - please see his objections here.

Icon Residents Objection Form-Landscape-17-02-2024-MASTER.pdf

 If you feel that you would like to add your name to the attached Objection Form, please let us know via the "Contact Us" above.

Waverley Planning References WA/2023/01467 and SC/2023/01442

THESE ARE THE TWO WAVERLEY PLANNING REFERENCES THAT APPLY TO THIS POTENTIAL DEVELOPMENT. 

THIS DUE TO BE DISCUSSED AT THE WAVERLEY PLANNING MEETING AT A DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED IN MAY

PREVIOUSLY

THE OLD PARK LANE RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION (OPLRA), TOGETHER WITH THE ABBEY VIEW RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION (AVRA) HAVE JOINED WITH THE NWFRA ON A CONCERTED EFFORT TO STOP THIS APPLICATION. ALL THREE ASSOCIATIONS HAVE EMAILED JEREMY HUNT WITH COMPREHENSIVE OBJECTIONS TO THIS PLAN. THE ACCESS VIA OLD PARK LANE HAS SINCE BEEN REJECTED BY WAVERLEY PLANNING..

GLEESON STATEGIC LAND HAD SENT OUT A PUBLIC CONSULATION DOCUMENT ASKING FOR THE PUBLIC TO RESPOND BY THE 23rd OF MAY - THIS IS PRIOR TO THEM APPLYING FOR OUTLINE PLANNING PERMISSION TO WAVERLEY PLANNING. NWFRA ARE ADVISING THAT EVERYONE SHOULD OBJECT OF THE GROUNDS THAT IT FALLS OUTSIDE OF THE FARNHAM TOWN BUILT UP AREA BOUNDARY.

HERE IS THE LINK -  contact@oldparklaneconsultation.co.uk

PREVIOUSLY - 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.

UPDATED AUGUST 2023 - COXBRIDGE FARM - WA/2019/0770 - Permission granted for 320 houses 

NOTHING MORE TO REPORT ACCORDING TO THE WAVERLEY PLANNING SITE SINCE JUNE 2023 AS AT 13TH NOVEMBER

FIRST SCHEDULE

Outline Application with all matters reserved except access for the erection of 320 dwellings (including 96 affordable) with associated landscaping, public open space and infrastructure (as amended by plans received 02.02.2021 and 12.02.2021).

 SECOND SCHEDULE

There are onerous conditions in this schedule - too many to mention here - but here is a link to the relevant Waverley Planning site page..

https://planning360.waverley.gov.uk:4443/civica/Resource/Civica/Handler.ashx/Doc/pagestream?cd=inline&pdf=true&docno=8845905

Updated Oct 28th - No further action has taken place - KNOWLE FARM - WA/2020/1323 - Status as at August 2023 - 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....

Planning Application WA/2022/00706


44 BEAVERS ROAD FARNHAM GU9 7BD

Erection of extensions and alterations and erection of detached garage following demolition of existing garage.

There was strong local opposition to these works, however the Conditions were Discharged & this commenced last week and is being monitored by Planning Control at Waverley Planning.



NEW: TM/2023/02401 November 2023

WORK ON OAK TREE IN BEAVERS ROAD/POTTERS GATE SCHOOL

Reduce and reshape by approximately 3 metres all round 1 mature Red Oak - giving a finished radius of between 7 and 9 metres and a finished height of approximately 17 metres. Lift low branches to approximately 5.5 metres from ground level over the road to statutory height. Remove dead wood down to 25mm or 1 metre in length.

 THIS LINK will take you to the Waverley Borough Council online planning application enquiry page. 


 If you have any questions relating to planning you can of course contact your local Town Councillors. 

 Alternatively, you can use our "Links" page to access the general Waverley planning site.

Here is a link to an entry from John Willacy of OPLRA on the Waverley Planning Website - which is very comprehensive. https://planning360.waverley.gov.uk:4443/civica/Resource/Civica/Handler.ashx/Doc/pagestream?cd=inline&pdf=true&docno=9036026