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370-home plans for Worplesdon rejected

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370-home plans for Worplesdon rejected

Published at 6:00am 21st July 2017.

Plans for 370 homes and a new school in Worplesdon have been rejected.

The proposals would have seen the A323 overhauled, close to Fairlands Farm on Holly Lane.

Guildford Borough Council has rejected the development saying it is inappropriate within the Greenbelt.

Almost 300 people had opposed the plans going ahead.


The application sought to build 370 residential units and a new school or education facility.

It also proposed multi-purpose sports and community facilities, a new community hub, commerical units and new public open space.

In addition, there were proposed improvements to the A323, including a new roundabout and bus and cycle facilities.


The plans were rejected at a council meeting on July 12th.

Council papers recommended the proposal be turned down on the grounds of it being an inappropriate development on the Greenbelt.

Concerns were also raised about it having an adverse impact on the local habitat, flora and fauna.

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