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Going round in circles . . . a tale of Guildford planning

Guest post: Merrow Downs Residents' Group We have to start somewhere, even if it's hard to know where the beginning might be. Perhaps we should begin with...
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Can the Urnfield construction legally start?

Work started in the last week of March at the Urnfield site, beginning with tree felling and clearance of scrub. This was despite the plans submitted by...
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What does Urnfield show about values of Tormead School?

It's hard to make a case for the Urnfield project being within the doughnut.
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New season, new thinking?

The crocuses are punctuating the leaf litter in the woodland at the top of Merrow Downs, with bluebell shoots not far behind. Tormead has officially taken residence...
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Dear Sir, it’s not my fault. The dog ate my homework.

With no construction yet, Tormead blames GBC for delays in the Urnfield development, ignoring its own failings.
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What if…how better community engagement delivers better development

Last week Tormead's Head sent the first email update of the new school year to parents, lamenting the "increasingly frustrating process" of the Urnfield development. We agree...
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Who’s looking out for Merrow’s badgers?

When you think of iconic British mammal species, you may well think of the badger. Distinctive, social animals with awesome digging capability, only the wild boar trumps...
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Guildford’s planners agree to quash own decisions on Urnfield

Last night we received written confirmation that Guildford Borough Council agrees with our assessment that the "deemed discharge" certificates issued to Tormead to enable the Urnfield development...
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Legal challenge of Urnfield decisions will hold planners and developers to account

The council's lack of transparency in its decision making on the Urnfield has resulted in what we believe are unlawful decisions that now need to be undone.
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Seeing up close what we stand to lose

Watching nature regularly on Merrow Downs shows what is at risk from the Urnfield floodlights
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