Shere Parish Council

15th century hall house now the offices of Shere Parish Council.  Photo - Colin Smith

Tanyard Hall

15th century hall house, now the offices of Shere Parish Council in Gomshall. Available for hire - contact 01483 203431.

Photo - Colin Smith

Welcome to the Shere Parish Council website

The civil Parish of Shere is the largest in area in the Borough of Guildford, Surrey.

The Parish lies in the Green Belt, the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and an Area of Great Landscape Value.  It also includes three Conservation Areas (parts of the villages of Holmbury St. Mary, Peaslake and Shere). The total population is approximately 3,500.

Shere Parish Council serves the four villages of Gomshall, Holmbury St. Mary, Peaslake and Shere and also a large part of Abinger Hammer (excluding the village centre).

Contact Details

Clerk/Finance Officer: Joy Millett

Tanyard Hall
30 Station Road


Telephone: 01483 203431

Vacancy for Part-time Assistant to the Parish Clerk

The Parish Council seeks an enthusiastic, organised and diplomatic person to work in the Parish Office, alongside the Parish Clerk. Suitable candidates will have a successful track record in responsible administrative roles.

Experience of dealing with the public, meetings administration and a keen eye for detail are essential. Previous experience in a similar role is desirable.


Job Description

Person Specification

Guildford Local Plan - Consultation on the Strategic Housing Assessment

GBC is currently consulting on this document which is part of the development of the new Local Plan. The document proposes in excess of 800 new homes per year for the borough. The consultation closes on 21st February 2014.

Shere Parish Council has produced the following document - click here.

The response to the SHMA from Shere Parish Council - click here.

See further details at

Public meeting re Greenbelt proposals

Guildford Borough Council has been consulting on its new Local Plan. The Plan sets out a vision for the whole borough for the next 20 years. It proposes that Shere and Gomshall are removed from the Green Belt and makes it easier for developers to get permission for build houses in the area.

A public meeting was held on the 22nd November 2013 in Shere Village Hall for residents to debate this issue. The meeting was attended by 163 residents.

The link below opens a copy of the submission sent to Guildford Borough Council.

Draft Local Plan Consultation - Response from Shere Parish Council

Please see:

Friday 22nd November Presentation

Friday 22nd November Presentation Notes

Briefing note for Local Plan meeting - 22 November 2013

Draft Local Plan public meeting notes

Guildford Borough Local Plan Strategy and Sites Issues and Options

Aerial with insets

Shere & Gomshall - insets

SAVE SHERE, GOMSHALL & ABINGER - Fighting to save the green belt protection of Shere, Gomshall and Abinger.

Traffic Proposals

Traffic Management in Shere: new proposals.

There will be full public consultation on these new proposals, this summer. Click on the tab above for background documents, including photographs of problem areas and diagrams with some suggested solutions.

Watch this space for any further developments and up-dates on the consultation process.

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