Great news from the fields to start 2021.

Two Appeals have now been refused by the Planning Inspectorate.

Firstly, the appeal by the owner of the plot with the gate and the fencing in the southern AONB field. As there is an Enforcement Notice on the plot, the owner has had to start taking down the gate and the fencing and has until the end of February to complete the job.

Secondly, the Appeal by the owner of the plot at the entrance to the lower AGLV field with the entrance in Westwood Lane. Although the GBC Officers initially approved the application for a Barn, polytunnels and hard standing, because there were over 20 objections (for which many thanks!), it had to go to the Planning Committee and the Councillors rejected it. Just goes to show the value of writing in numbers to object to applications.

Hopefully, these two refusals will act as important precedents that GBC can use for other proposed developments including the application for a Barn and Polytunnel to grow salad and vegetables in the AONB field leading up to the Hog's Back. The Parish Council has objected to this - as have some 20 residents - so if, for whatever reason, GBC Planning approve the application, we have the opportunity to persuade the Councillors to reject it.

An Enforcement Notice and Stop Notice have been served on the people who've built the fencing and hard-standing on Plot A1 of the lower AGLV field, and brought in 2 shipping containers, pipes and storage drums. Needless to say, they have put in an Appeal against these notices.

See Wanborough Fields page.

There are recent articles in the Guildford Dragon and Get Surrey and this is what GBC have to say about it.


The Management Committee have approved a plan for Open Days in 2021, along with the normal wedding receptions and one or two special events. All subject to Government guidelines of course.

Dates are on The Great Barn website


Had been re-opened to renters with Covid-19 precautions in place, but is clearly back closed again for the time being . To find out more details or to book, email: bechenry01@AOL.com


If you or someone you know, are unable to leave your house for whatever reason, need shopping, prescriptions or help with any other issues, please don’t hesitate to email Debby Callender on debbycallender@hotmail.com.

Please do download the NHS Track & Trace app if you have a smartphone.

NHS 111 can help if you have an urgent medical problem and you’re not sure what to do.

Call the Community Helpline on 01483 444400 for support or if you'd like to help others

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The next meeting Parish Council meeting is due on 27th January 2021 at 7.30pm. Usually held in Wanborough Village Hall, meetings are open to the public and contributions welcome. Please notify the Clerk if you wish to attend.


Normandy is raising funds to support a community shop and cafe. You can read all about it here which includes ways you can support the fundraising efforts.


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