We regret to inform you that Guildford Borough Council have received a letter from the office of the Secretary of State for Communities & Local Government, Eric Pickles MP, stating that it has been decided not to call-in Planning Application 12/P/01973. The letter can be viewed on here. This means that the Council can now confirm the decision to approve the Planning Application.
Although this is a setback, we are taking legal advice to determine what our next actions should be, and we will, or course, keep everyone informed.
by Roger Smolski (Secretary, Ash Residents Association).
(Ash Residents Association is constitutionally bound to be non-political. References to political groupings in the following article are purely for identification purposes and are in no way meant to express political views).
As you may know Guildford Borough Council is in the process of formulating a new Local Plan which among other things will identify sites on which housing development can occur over the next twenty years. Before the final plan is produced a "Strategy and Sites Issues and Options" document for public consultation was approved at a Council Meeting on the 17th September 2013. At the same meeting Councillors also approved an eight week period of public consultation from 1 October 2013 to 29 November 2013.