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News from Ockham Parish Council September 2022

We have just over 2 weeks to send in our objections to Guildford Borough Council regarding the Taylor Wimpey planning application for Former Wisley Airfield (ie by midnight on 3rd October)

There are a huge number of reasons why this application will impact negatively on our village. We know that amongst your concerns, if the application is approved, are the traffic impacts (endless queues and delays are anticipated). A further significant worry is the effect the proposed development will have on access to existing medical and education services. Other points include the very great harm to the Thames Basin Heath Special Protection Area from the increase in visitor numbers from a new housing settlement, the loss of Best and Most Versatile Agricultural Land and of course the visual impacts – the development will dominate the skyline and change our rural community forever.

Together with Wisley Action Group (WAG) and Villages Against Wisley New Town (VAWNT), we are going through the 300+ documents and will shortly send out, via Ockham & Hatchford Residents Association mailing list, our suggestion of what you might want to include in your letter of objection to GBC. You will receive this soon with information on how to send it and who to. You should also receive a flyer from VAWNT through your letterbox giving additional information. Contact

Thank you to all those who have already objected. Some excellent points have been expressed.

In other news…..

  • We hope you have noticed the changes made at the War Memorial and the two fine new benches. Thank you to Cllr Sonjia Moran for all her work coordinating this initiative. The job is not quite finished but it will be ready in good time for Remembrance Sunday – the centenary of the War Memorial itself.
  • The newly purchased vehicle activated sign for speed awareness will soon go up in Old Lane – this will bring the number of these signs to slow traffic down in the village to 3.
  • The National Highways M25A3 roadworks are now underway and with Ockham Lane still closed, delays are a huge problem for our whole community. We have shared (via OHRA mailing list) our recommendation that you report ALL delays to National Highways and Surrey County Council.

Please contact the Parish Clerk with enquiries

Mrs Alyson Blackwell  – email: