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.

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Land at and to the rear of Bell & Colvill, Epsom Road, West Horsley (Site A36 in GBC Local Plan)

Identified for approximately 41 homes.




Manor Farm, West Horsley (Site A37 in GBC Local Plan)

Planning application 19/P/01909 has been submitted to GBC by Thakeham Homes to build 139 dwellings at the Manor Farm site in West Horsley. This is the third Guildford Local Plan site to come forward in the Horsleys this year and the largest. EHPC have objected to the plans, citing their severe detrimental impact on local infrastructure, particularly our primary school and medical centre.

EHPC’s letter of objection to GBC.

Lollesworth Fields Development (Site A38 GBC Local Plan)

The prospective developer is Catesby Estates Limited, a subsidiary of Urban & Civic PLC have submitted outline planning application for circa 100 homes and small office development.

September 2019 Catesby Estates latest planning application for Lollesworth Fields to Guildford Borough Council: 

Latest Planning Application Ref 19/P/01541

East Horsley Parish Council's comments 2 October 2019

East Horsley Parish Council's submission to the PI acting as an Interested Party.

Original Application details:

Original Planning application Ref 19/P/00634

The Parish Council has lodged an objection with GBC against the outline planning application submitted by Catesby Estates for development of 110 homes at Lollesworth Fields, behind Ockham Road North. Our grounds for objection are non-compliance of the application with a significant number of Local Plan and Neighbourhood Plan policies.

East Horsley Parish Council's submission June 2019

GBC's Suitable Alternative Natural Greenspace (SANG) officer, Tom Childs, has also submitted an objection based upon the risks posed from Oak Processionary Moths to new residents at the site. Since these moths are found in nearby Lollesworth Woods, he recommends a 100 metre corridor is needed to protect residents from infection. If implemented, this would have a significant impact on the development proposal.

With reference to the above further documents have been added.

Suitable Alternative Natural Greenspace (SANG) objection from Guildford Borough Council

EHPC's July 2019 submission

Land to the north of West Horsley, around Waterloo Farm, Ockham Road North (Site A39 GBC Local Plan)

This site has been identified for approximately 120 new homes. Currently under consideration by Persimmon Homes.

Proposed erection of five two storey detached houses with garaging, associated landscaping and modification of existing access.


Brick Kiln Farm, Old Lane, Cobham, Surrey KT11 1NL


Retrospective use of land for the importation, deposit, storage, processing and composting of green waste materials, the storage and processing of excavated waste deposited on the site and import and processing of excavated waste; etc....        

Surrey County Council Ref 2017/0194

East Horsley Parish Council Planning Committee Decision:  OBJECTION

Highways England proposals for M25 Junction 10 and A3

Highways England are planning major changes for M25 junction 10/A3 Wisley interchange. The Statutory public consultation took place in 2016/2017. 

Copies of the consultation materials and outcome are available on the project website:

Public Consultation 2019 decision

EHPC Letter to Highways England

Wisley Airfield

This site has been purchased by Taylor Wimpey and their plans for a village complex are at public conslutation stage. 

Members of the community were invited to attend Taylor Wimpey’s first online community consultation events for the former Wisley Airfield on the 16 and 18 July 2020.

If you were unable to attend, you can view a recording of the sessions here:

If you have any thoughts or comments on the event, please fill out our feedback form here. Please provide any feedback by 3 August 2020.

A Q&A document providing the answers to the 200 questions from the consulattions will be online on Friday 24 July.

If you have any questions contact the Taylor Wimpey Team This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 07713 940724.

Planning development Application 15/P/00012 

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 

The Secretary of State's decision of 13 June 2018 is to dismiss the Developers' Wisley Planning Application Appeal

Following the Secretary of State's decision on Wisley airfield, GBC have issued a GBC Position Statement on the Wisley airfield development, setting out their arguments to the examiner as to why Site Policy A35 should remain within the Local Plan. 

GBC Position Statement on the Wisley airfield development

Pursuant to GBC adopting their Local Plan earlier this year which effectively removes the greenbelt and allows controversial sites to remain viable Wisley Action Group (WAG) along with other interested parties have instigated a Judicial Review. 

EHPC letter to GBC February 2016.

EHPC letter to GBC July 2016.

Howard of Effingham School/Berkeley Homes Planning Appeal

The Secretary of State upheld a planning appeal by the developer on March 21 2018, to allow the 295-home development which will help to fund a £30 million rebuild of the Howard of Effingham school.

Berkeley Homes planning application 19/P/01451Reserved matters application pursuant to hybrid application 14/P/02109 for the replacement of Howard of Effingham School to consider the detailed design, associated playing fields, MUGA, parking and landscaping works. Effingham Lodge Farm, Lower Road, Effingham, Leatherhead, KT24 5JP

Effingham Parish Council comments 11 October 2019.

The Drift Golf Club Application

The works are underway for the construction of the new Practice Range and Academy at The Drift Golf Club.

SCC Ref 2014/0150 and GBC Planning Application 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

The Drift Golf Club has secured broad approval for their land-raising proposal and has until February 2021 to meet all the associated conditions.

These include HGV routing, badger checking as well as woodland, landscape and ecology management, dust control, archaeological work and surface water.