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.

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....        

SCC Ref 2017/0194

East Horsley Parish Council Planning Committee Decision:  OBJECTION


  1. The planning application is much too general in its scope, meaning that all manner of excavated waste could potentially be deposited at this site with no restriction over the type of materials to be deposited, the volumes to be deposited and the number and size of HGV’s to be used, the times the site will be open and deliveries made to and from it; 
  2. The proposed use is inappropriate for a Green Belt location which is situated very close to a residential community in the Effingham Junction area of East Horsley;
  3. The proposed use will have a detrimental impact of the amenity of the nearby residential community, including noise, dust and unpleasant smells;
  4. There will be a significantenvironmental impact on the surrounding area which includes ancient woodland and European protected species such as Great Crested Newts;
  5. There will be a material traffic impact due to an unspecified number of HGV’s of unlimited weight accessing this site along Old Lane, a narrow rural road with a 7.5 ton weight limit.

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 will take place from Monday 12 February to Monday 26 March, a 6 week consultation period. 

Copies of the consultation materials will be available online from Monday 12 February on the project website:

EHPC Letter to Highways England click here

Wisley Airfield development Application 15/P/00012 

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 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. Click here to view a copy.

Wisley Action Group are now focussing their campaign on having the site, known as A35, removed from the GBC Local Plan. This is necessary in order to avoid further planning applications.

EHPC letter to GBC February 2016 click here.

EHPC letter to GBC July 2016 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 

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.

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

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.