Ash Station Level Crossing / Bridge

Given the number of questions raised at the Ash Forum on 18 April 2018 relating to highways issues associated with the proposed Ash Road Bridge scheme, Guildford Borough Council have asked if we, ASHRA, could consult with our residents and submit questions related to highways issues only.

I would therefore invite all of you to send any "highways" questions you have on the subject to us at info@ashra.org.uk by Monday 18th June 2018. We will then formulate these and send them to GBC.

They then propose to hold a joint meeting with us, together with other groups and Surrey County Council to respond to these questions a couple weeks later. Once they have sight of questions they can assess attendance from SCC and book a meeting date. Feedback from this meeting will then be provided at the next public Ash Forum meeting, tentatively arranged for 25 July 2018.

If anyone has not seen the plans, they are available on the GBC website - here

Thank you for your help.

Ash Road Bridge Forum (Level Crossing)

The slides from the presentation for the Ash Bridge (level crossing replacement) are now available on Guildford Borough Councils website at the link below


Residents Meeting with GBC / Bewley Home / Ward Councillors - Wed 17th Jan 2018

A quick reminder that there is a meeting in the main hall at the Ash Centre on 17th January (this Wednesday) at 7.00 for residents to come along and talk with the head of planning at GBC, officers, ward councillors and Bewley homes about the local plan, current development both under way and planned as well as having a presentation from officers re the proposed bridge at the level crossing and finally an opportunity to ask any questions and air any concerns.


Guildford Borough Council will soon decide on the Bewley Homes planning application to build 400 houses on the fields between Ash and Tongham.

A full Council meeting (to which the public may attend) will take place in the Council Chambers of Guildford Borough Council, Millmead, Guildford, GU2 4BB on Tuesday, 24th September 2013 at 8pm.

Ash Residents Association members will be speaking against the application at the meeting and would like as many residents as possible to be there to show their opposition to this development. This is the last chance to let Guildford Borough Council know the strength of opinion against this proposal and if hundreds of residents turn up it will send a powerful message.

Guildford Borough Council have advised residents that only 120 members of the public will be able to be seated in the Council Chambers, however, if the Council Chamber was full, including standing room, and there were hundreds of people outside, this would send a powerful message. Numbers could be critical here, so the bigger the attendance the better.

To give us some idea of potential numbers of attendees, if you are planning to attend we would appreciate an email letting us know how many from your household are going. Our e-mail address is info@ashra.org.uk.


There are plenty of car parking facilities within a short walk, and this link http://www.guildford.gov.uk/carparks has details of all the Guildford car parks. Please be aware that parking is very limited in the council offices forecourt (Millmead House car park) and not worth attempting.

If you know someone who wants to attend but doesn’t have transport, please consider giving lifts.

Proposal for Redevelopment of Surrey House and Warren Farm, White Lane

Shanly Homes are showing their plans and proposals for the redevelopment of Surrey House and Warren Farm (off White Lane) at a public meeting on 28th May between 2.30 and 8pm, Tongham Community Centre, Poyle Road Recreation Ground, Poyle Road, GU10 1DU.

The initial proposal can be seen here.


Developer Exhibition

IMPORTANT - Bewley Homes Consultation Event

If you go to this event please remember

  • this is a presentation by the proposed builders, although the people you get to talk to may be their agents
  • Guildford Borough Council will not be there
  • it will probably follow a set format. They will have a lot of plans prepared on boards stood on easels. Each easel will have someone standing beside it to engage you in conversation or answer questions
  • the plans will show lovely, well-spaced housing and plenty of green areas for relaxation
  • they will try to convince you that this development will be the best thing for the area, and how much better we, in the local community, will all be if it goes ahead
  • these will probably not even be draft plans. They will be something they have in their office that they wheel out at all consultation events to convince the local populous of their good intentions
  • they will almost certainly not be the plans that go into the Council with the application – these come later after they have listened to all of our objections

Read more: Developer Exhibition

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