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Future for Chantry Wood Campsite To Be Debated

Published on: 6 Mar, 2019
Updated on: 7 Mar, 2019

Chantries Camp Site

The Guildford Borough Council Executive is to consider public feedback of their proposals for a forest school at Chantry Wood Campsite at a special meeting tomorrow (March 7, 2019).

David Bilbe, lead councillor for Enterprise and Economic Development, said: “We want to safeguard Chantry Wood for future generations, preserve this unique landscape and maintain public access for everyone to enjoy. In January, we considered a number of provisional options and agreed to consult with local residents about the proposals.

Cllr David Bilbe

“Now that this consultation is finished, the Executive will consider the responses and other representations. This feedback will also help with the framework of any lease agreement with a forest school provider, including a requirement to provide some public camping in the holiday periods and at weekends. We will then consider the extent of activities that could be delivered.”

The council is not taking public bookings for the campsite due to required maintenance and has informed anyone with a provisional booking for 2019. Whatever the final decision, the existing campsite buildings are still in need of repair and cannot accommodate groups. Public access to the wood is not affected.

For more information about the Executive meeting on March 7 or to watch the debate via GBC’s online webcast please visit:

See also: Chantries Campsite Remains Closed Despite Council Leader’s Claim

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