News Bulletin - 26th February 2012

Welcome and thank you to all those who have signed up for the ASHRA Newsletter as a result of our recent leaflet drop. If anyone knows of a neighbour who does not use email or the internet please print off a copy of the Newsletter and pass it on.

There was steady attendance throughout the day at theTaylor Wimpey Public Exhibition in the Tongham Community Centre last Friday. The development consists of 65 houses on land that lies behind existing homes on Manor Road. No one there would say when they will be submitting a formal planning application but 6+ months would be a reasonable guess. When they do we will of course let you know immediately. What was of concern was the fact that the Taylor Wimpey representatives knew little about the area, nor had any knowledge of the surface water issues in Ash. If you couldn't make it to the Community Centre and would like to see what was there, here is a link to a file showing the display boards that were on show. LINK

This is a reminder that comments relating to the planning application for the conversion of The Croft in Foreman Road into 7 apartments and the building of 31 houses should be submitted by Tuesday 6th March. At the time of writing Guildford Borough Council have received 59 responses with 5 in favour and 54 against.

To comment online on The Croft proposed development click on this link http://bit.ly/wJhO2u, it will take you to the planning application details on the Guildford Borough Council website, where you can add your comments. To do this there is a "Consultation" link which goes to a page titled "Consultees for Planning Application", and midway down that page is another link "Comment on this application online here" which allows you to leave a comment online. Alternatively you can write to GBC at; Planning Services, Guildford Borough Council, Millmead House, Millmead, Guildford GU2 4BB. If you do write it is essential to quote the Application Number: 2/P/00157.

There is no further news on the potential planning application for 450 houses by Bewley Homes on the fields bordered by Ash Lodge Drive, Manor Road, The old railway track and South Lane. The application could be put in
at any time, and we will of course let you know immediately it happens. We are currently working on a final draft of our objections and, when complete, will represent ASHRA's formal presentation to the Planning Committee.

Lastly, on a light hearted note, here is a photograph taken recently by a local resident in one of the fields behind Ash Lodge Drive.


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