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Letter: Don’t The Same Planning Objections Apply to Blackwell Farm?

Published on: 9 Apr, 2016
Updated on: 9 Apr, 2016

green beltFrom John Robson

If there are “14 strong planning grounds” to prevent the planning approval proceeding on the site at Wisley, how many must there be against the proposal by the University of Surrey to develop the Blackwell Farm “strategic” site which is by an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty?

And this proposal isn’t even from one of the “now” deeply unpopular, “offshore trust” opportunists.

The decimation of Guildford’s green belt, and all the infrastructure problems that come with it, is being proposed by one of the pillars of Guildford’s community.

Luckily the Conservatives have pledged to protect the green belt, I’m sure Mr Cameron will issue a statement in due course confirming this.

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Responses to Letter: Don’t The Same Planning Objections Apply to Blackwell Farm?

  1. Bernard Parke Reply

    April 9, 2016 at 9:22 pm

    Considering the location and the effects on the infrastructure even more so.

  2. Jim Allen Reply

    April 10, 2016 at 8:17 am

    And What about Gosden Hill? Too often we here the “What about Wonderful Wisley? What about Beautiful Blackwell Farm?” Their poor Cinderella cousin, Gorgeous Gosden Hill, has much to be said for it, not least it is the main entrance to Guildford from London. Do we really want the very green approach into Guildford turned into a replica of Slough? In 2014 over 93,303 vehicle occupants per day viewed Guildford’s main entrance.

    It is time Wisley and Blackwell Farm ‘objectors’ started to realise that Gosden Hill has as much going for it as these site. This Gateway to Guildford destruction is more or less guaranteed unless all three sites read from the same hymn sheet and campaign as one. Nimbyism is unacceptable in this matter.

    • Lisa Wright Reply

      April 10, 2016 at 6:44 pm

      And now Normandy too.

  3. Valerie Thompson Reply

    April 10, 2016 at 3:56 pm

    We must support the action group trying to protect Blackwell Farm, not just because the plans are for a huge development on a sensitive site, but also because there will be a lit roundabout, right on top of the Hog’s Back, which will cause massive light pollution. These lights will be visible for more than ten miles to the north and possibly further from the south.

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