Threat to Dunsfold Common, Surrey

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Kitewood Investments Ltd has applied for planning permission for 42 dwellings and associated development adjacent to Dunsfold Common south of Guildford in Surrey.

The plans include an access track across the common, which will require the consent of the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, in addition to planning permission, because it is works on common land.

This development will be an eyesore and an intrusion in beautiful countryside, and in particular will have a damaging effect on the adjoining Dunsfold Common.

The public enjoys rights to walk and ride over the whole common, and it has a very rural feel about it.  If houses are built right next door, it will become a piece of suburbia.

Furthermore the access track would split the common in two and interfere with rights of users.  It would be a principal access-route to and from the new development and therefore in constant use by vehicles.  That will destroy people’s quiet enjoyment of the area.

We have urged Waverley Borough Council to reject this application and shall ask the environment secretary to refuse any application for works on common land.


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