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Pirbright Parish Council


Stoney Castle

Pirbright Parish Council does not support the proposal by the owner and manager of the land adjacent to Stoney Castle as a possible transit site for gypsy and travellers. The Parish Council is aware of comments in the press but has not been consulted over any such proposals or planning application. The Council considers that as the site is within the Green Belt and is within 400m of the Thames Basin Heaths Special Protection Area, any proposal would likely be subject to national planning policies which strictly control inappropriate development. Such a facility would likely conflict with the relevant national planning policies and those of the Guildford Borough Local Plan. The land does not, in the Parish Council’s view, constitute previously developed land. Its former use did not have planning permission and was subject to enforcement action by both Guildford Borough Council and Surrey County Council and has now successfully been brought to an end.  

Most planning applications are considered by the Parish Council at its regular meetings and decisions are shown in the Minutes of those meetings. You can find the dates and times of upcoming meetings by contacting the Parish Clerk on 07485 411214.

Additonal meetings of the Planning Committee are held when required to consider planning applications submitted to the Parish Council by Guildford Borough Council.

The Parish Council is a statutory consultee on all planning applications in the Parish and submit formal comments or objections to Guildford Borough Council (GBC) or Surrey County Council (SCC). 

To view Planning Applications on the Guildford Borough Council website please click on the link below and either enter a postcode or planning application number.