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Guildford Borough Council

Proposed Submission Local Plan: strategy and sites 2016

Proposed Submission Local Plan: strategy and sites 2016 - Part 2: Sites

A48: Land at Home Farm, Effingham

POLICY A48: Land at Home Farm, Effingham


The site is allocated for 6 Traveller pitches (sui generis)


  • The pitches are provided as rural exception pitches (affordable housing, public tenure) to help meet local identified need (as identified by a local housing needs survey)
  • This specialist accommodation cannot be replaced by traditional bricks and mortar housing, and must remain in perpetuity as Traveller accommodation whilst there remains an identified need for Traveller accommodation in the borough
  • Any buildings capable of being converted to bricks and mortar housing are not appropriate and will be resisted on this site
  • Ancillary buildings must be proportionate in size to the mobile homes and caravans and should be no more than one storey in height
  • The pitches should not be enclosed with hard landscaping, high walls or fences, to an extent that suggests deliberate isolation from the community
  • Satisfactory improvements to the junction accessing this area from the main Guildford Road (A246)


  • Improve living conditions and reduce overcrowding in the local area
  • Traveller sites can often be visually hard landscaped environments, and any attempts to retain trees and soften landscaping would be beneficial




Outside of a village




Guildford Borough Council

Area (size)

0.62 ha

Existing use


LAA reference

Site 164

Key considerations

  • Identified local need
  • Access
  • Landscaping
  • Emerging Neighbourhood Plan

A48 Land at Home Farm, Effingham

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