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Objections to 59 new homes planned for Ash Green

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Objections to 59 new homes planned for Ash Green

Published at 2:04pm 17th May 2019. (Updated at 9:41am 20th May 2019)

Concerns have been raised about the impact a housing development will have on village roads and a bridge going over an old railway line in Ash Green.

Nearly 40 letters of objections from villagers as well as submissions from parish councils and a residents’ association have been sent with concerns about the plans.

The greenfield site in White Lane has been used for agriculture and horse paddocks and is close to an area of ancient woodland.

But residents say they are concerned about the impact the estate will have on roads.

The application, put forward by Bellway Homes, is for 59 homes with 24 set aside as affordable. These include one-bed maisonettes to three-bed houses.

The market value share of homes will be a mix of two-bed, three-bed and four-bed homes.

Surrey County Council Highway Authority said they have no objection to the application but after assessing the proposals recommended a section 106 agreement should be secured for highway safety improvements.

Ash Parish Council objected with fears that access to the homes on to White Lane will be "potentially dangerous" and that the increase in traffic will affect a bridge going over an old railway line in the area.

Tongham Parish Council agreed adding:

"Extra pressure will be put on The Street and Poyle Road in Tongham; these two roads are already used as ‘rat runs’ and are hugely disruptive in rush hour both morning and evening."

The developers have already amended plans reducing the amount of homes from 61 to 59 and have identified signals for the bridge at White Lane as well as cash towards improvements for Ash level crossing.

The proposal will be discussed and decided by councillors on the Guildford Borough Council planning committee on Wednesday, May 22 at 7pm.

Officers have recommended approving the plans.

Ash Green housing development White Lane

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