Major Planning Applications

Around East Horsley and neighbouring Parishes, there are several major planning applications before Guildford Borough Council (GBC) and Surrey County Council (SCC). Although the "out of Parish" applications are not put before the East Horsley Parish Planning Committee for consultation, the village and Parish Council has the opportunity to put its views to the Borough and County Councils.

Please contact the Parish Clerk if you require more information.

Wisley Airfield development Application 15/P/00012 

See dedicated page for details of Parish Council's approach. Click here

Outline planning permission for the phased development of a new settlement of up to 2,068 dwellings incorporating up to 100 sheltered accommodation units and associated infrastructure including accesses onto the A3 (Ockham Interchange), Ockham Lane and Old Lane and revised access to Elm Corner, a primary/secondary school, community provision, nursery provision, health facility, a local centre (incorporating food & drink, retail, a visitor centre and offices), employment area, 8 travellers pitches, sports and recreational facilities (incorporating a floodlit sports pitch and pavilion). Sustainable Drainage Systems and an area of Suitable Alternative Natural Greenspace (SANG) incorporating a landform feature and car parking. The erection of associated utilities infrastructure. The development proposal to incorporate the demolition/ removal of the runway and VOR Beacon (and any associated outbuildings). Matter for determination is access (with matters of scale, appearance, landscaping and layout reserved). Land at Wisley Airfield, Hatch Lane, Ockham, GU23 6NU

Planning application refused at GBC Planning Meeting 6 April 2016 and

The developers submit an Appeal to the Secretary of State ref APP/Y3615/W/16/3159894.

Planning Appeal closed 20 October 2017

The Planning Inspectorate has informed us that the latest date for the inspector's report to be delivered to the Secretary of State (SoS) is 31 March 2018. There is no date for the SoS's decision

 East and West Horsley joined together to submit a Statement of Case. Click here to view.

View details of Appeal at

GBC Planning Portal: click here

Wisley Action Group (WAG): click here

Latest Application considered EHPC Planning Meeting 1 February 2016 see Minutes click here

EHPC Letter to GBC 18 March 2015 click here

EHPC Letter to GBC 16 February 2016 click here

Howard of Effingham School/Berkeley Homes Planning Appeal 

The three-week Public Inquiry into the appeal by Berkeley Homes and The Howard Partnership Trust against refusal of planning application 14/P/02109 closed on Friday 2 June. The application was to rebuild the Howard of Effingham School on Effingham Lodge Farm, paid for by enabling development of 295 new homes, all to be built on Green Belt land.

By 1 September, the Inspector will report to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government who will make the final decision whether to allow or dismiss the appeal.

Effingham Parish Council instructed barrister Mr Scott Stemp and was  a full party to the Inquiry, supporting the Borough Council's refusal of the application. Read the Parish Council's evidence to the Inquiry and Scott Stemp's closing submission on the  Appeal page.

The decision on the Howard of Effingham planning appeal should be made public around 22 February 2018

The Drift Golf Club Application

SCC Ref 2014/0150 GBC Ref 14/P/01718

Revised as at July 2016 Proposal:  The importation, deposit and engineering of 54,878m³ (some 87,805 tonnes) of inert waste materials on 3.45ha of land within the existing golf course facility so as to remodel the existing practice ground outfield and to construct a new 11,000m³ irrigation storage lake as part of a strategy to provide sustainable rainwater harvesting scheme; create a new outdoor short game practice and teaching facility including a putting and chipping green; provide a new 769m² building with 30 covered practice bays and associated storage, ablution, lavatory, teaching and administrative facilities for the benefit of the general public, schools, the junior academy and club members; with associated ecological improvements over a period of 9 months and involving some 6,097 HGV trips or 12,194 HGV movements (based on a conversion rate of 13m³ (9m³ compacted) per 20 tonne HGV) on a one way circular route at a maximum of 33 HGV trips (66 HGV movements) per day, with temporary passing bays and traffic management measures along The Drift.

Approved at SCC Planning & Regulatory Committe 7 December 2016