The Farm, owned by the Parish, has for many years been generating a modest annual income for the Parish.  The Peaslake Farm Working Group and the Council however, have jointly agreed that something should be done to improve the yard – and the Council hopes to sponsor and support a development aimed at improving the overall ‘benefit’ the Farm can bring to the whole community….

Thank you to those of you who participated in the Parish-wide consultation, earlier in the year, giving your opinion on the possible uses to be made of Peaslake Farm. Taking into account your responses, the Parish Council has agreed to build subsidised housing on the farmyard, for rent to local people with past or present connections to the Parish, and to let the fields for agricultural use.

CLICK HERE for the results from the questionnaire


Next steps: the Parish Council now has to go through a process of selecting a suitable housing provider to build and manage the new homes. There is no fixed time-scale but it is hoped that the homes could be available for rent within two years or so and there will be an opportunity to comment on designs and plans at the planning application stage.

In briefing possible housing providers and putting forward a planning application, the Parish Council needs to have an idea of how many and what size of homes are in demand. So if you are or might be interested in renting a home on this development, please can you let the Parish Council know, by e-mailing clerk@shereparishcouncil.gov.uk with the size of home you would like to rent (CLICK HERE for the chart on maximum bedroom eligibility) and confirmation that you are either registered on Guildford Borough Council’s housing waiting list or qualify to be registered.

Qualification to register on Guildford Borough Council’s Housing List:

People over 16 will qualify for inclusion on the Register if they:

  • have a local connection with the Borough (past or present)
  • don’t own a home or have sold one within the past 5 years
  • whose behaviour and conduct is responsible
  • have income or capital up to a threshold of:
    single people – gross annual income up to £40,000
    couples without children – gross annual income up to £60,00
    families (including single parents) – gross annual income up to £70,000.
  • The maximum savings threshold is £30,000.

Please note that your position on the list is not relevant to being selected for a home on this development.

Your response by Monday, 7th November would be appreciated.