The Farm, owned by the Parish, has for many years been generating a modest annual income for the Parish. It has been agreed to support a small development of housing on the Farm Yard aimed at improving the overall ‘benefit’ the Farm can bring to the whole community….
Shere Parish Council appointed Greenoak Housing Association to build and manage new, subsidised homes on Peaslake Farm yard. There will be 8 new homes, 4 two-bed houses and 4 one-bed flats, with a couple of parking spaces per home and soft landscaping above the farmyard. The fields will remain rural and the design of the homes will be sympathetic to the existing style of houses in the village.
Update and Next steps: The Parish Council has received notification that planning permission has been APPROVED. To see all the planning documents use the following link www2.guildford.gov.uk.
Building Phase: Detailed plans for the building phase are currently being produced (site plan), taking into account the concerns of near neighbours voiced at a site meeting in late March 2022. These concerns have been compiled in a spreadsheet which can be seen HERE and will be updated regularly. There will be another public meeting in Peaslake in late summer/early autumn to address any residual worries. Building will begin October/early November and will take approximately 43 weeks. HERE is the aproximate timescale but is subject to slight change.
Older information: There was a public meeting in October 2018 where residents had the opportunity to ask questions of Greenoak Housing Association and their architects. Two designs were displayed and the feedback was extremely positive. Responses to the feedback has now been received from Greenoak Housing Association – CLICK HERE to see the full report. There will of course, be an opportunity for further public comment at the planning application stage.
Shere Parish Council is aware that some residents are concerned about flooding and sewage in Peaslake and therefore the Council has been in consultation with Surrey County Council, Thames Water and Greenoak Housing Association to assess the situation. The outcome of our investigations can be found by CLICKING HERE. All the documents were presented to Council on the 5th March 2019 during the Full Council Meeting, where it was debated by Councillors whether to remove the clause ‘by the time the building starts the water and sewage problems will be solved’. It was agreed at that meeting to remove the clause. For more details on the vote to remove the clause please see item 18/205 of the March minutes – CLICK HERE
It was also further clarified that If Greenoak Housing Association withdrew from the agreement for any reason then a new developer would be asked to commit to assurances, equivalent of those contained in the Greenoak note (February 2019 entitled ‘Predicted impact of new development at Peaslake Farm on surface water flooding and Sewage System’) and if they were unable to do so, then the community would be asked again, whether they were content with the arrangements, before construction commences.
If you are or might be interested in renting a home on this development, please ensure that that you are either registered on Guildford Borough Council’s housing waiting list or qualify to be registered (CLICK HERE for the chart on maximum bedroom eligibility)
Please remember that if you are NOT on Guildford Borough Council’s housing list you cannot be considered for one of these homes. Registration must be renewed EVERY year, so please check now!
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.
To register an interest to rent one of these homes, please CLICK HERE to download an expression of interest form. Please complete and return it to firstname.lastname@example.org or post it to Shere Parish Council, Tanyard Hall, 30 Station Road, Gomshall, Guildford GU5 9LF