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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

A50: Land at Whittles Drive, Aldershot Road

POLICY A50: Land at Whittles Drive, Aldershot Road, Normandy


The site is allocated for approximately 14 Travelling Showpeople plots (sui generis)


  • Sensitive design, siting and form of development, given the location outside of a village
  • The Council will seek to maintain defensible site boundaries sensitive to the countryside setting, whilst not enclosing the site with hard landscaping, high walls or fences, to an extent that suggests deliberate isolation from the community
  • Continued storage of equipment on site
  • Ancillary buildings must be proportionate in size to the mobile homes and caravans and should be no more than one storey in height
  • Bricks and mortar housing, or any buildings capable of being converted to bricks and mortar housing, are not appropriate and will be resisted on this site
  • Appropriate mitigation for flood risk, flood risk management, and surface water flooding, and regard to the recommendations of the Level 2 SFRA
  • No development in flood zones 2 and 3 and no increase in flood risk on site or elsewhere


  • Travelling Showpeople sites can often be visually hard landscaped environments, and any attempts to provide soft landscaping would be beneficial
  • Travelling Showpeople plots are traditionally larger than Traveller pitches, to enable mixed use yards to allow residential accommodation and space for storage of equipment
  • Opportunities to increase the storage capacity of the watercourse within the site, to reduce flood risk to downstream areas




Outside of village





Area (size)

2.8 ha

Existing use

Travelling Showpeople site (sui generis)

LAA reference

Site 241

Key considerations

  • Currently 12 Travelling Showpeople plots (sui generis) on site
  • Boundary treatment
  • Landscaping
  • Storage of equipment on site
  • Flood risk
  • Surface water flood risk


A50 Land at Whittles Drive, Aldershot Road, Normandy

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