Busbridge Parish Council

Winkworth Arboretum

Munstead Wood

Busbridge Woods

Welcome to Busbridge Parish Council

Busbridge is a small rural parish within the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty which contains several outstanding places of interest.

 

These include Winkworth Arboretum owned by the National Trust, Munstead Wood the Lutyens designed former home of Gertrude Jeckyll, the Victorian garden designer, a Leonard Cheshire Home and Milford Hospital.

 

The Council has five members and its main activity is to provide a street level view of local planning applications which Waverley Borough Council take into consideration when evaluating them.

 

The Council meets formally eight times a year at Clockbarn Hall and the dates and times of these meetings can be found here. Local residents are encouraged to attend parish council meetings to explain to the council any issues that residents wish to be taken up with either Waverley Borough Council or Surrey County Council.

 

 

 

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Latest News

 

Dunsfold Park Planning Application "Called In"
9th March 2017

 

 

The planning application for 1800 homes at Dunsfold Aerodrome has been called in by the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government.

Despite the fact that Waverley Borough Council approved this controversial planning application, the Secretary of State has decided that Central Government will make the final decision on the planning application following a new local public inquiry.

The Secretary of State notes that there are location and sustainability issues with a development of this size, together with infrastructure concerns, all of which require further consideration.

The date and format of the inquiry are yet to be announced.

 

See PDF above for correspondence to local MP Anne Milton and Waverley Borough Council informing them of the Secretary of State's decision.

 

 

Parish council approves 2017/18 Precept
19th December 2016

 

Over the last few years your parish council has built up a reserve fund primarily in anticipation of the cost of producing a local plan.

 

In 2016 we have also contributed to the costs of the various expert evidence documents commissioned by the Joint Parishes in the campaign against the Dunsfold new town development and the new Waverley local plan. The costs of these have been allocated to the various parishes according to size and therefore, as one of the smaller parishes our share has been only in the region of 3.5% of the total costs.

Since the Waveley's joint planning committee has just approved the planning application for Dunsfold Park the campaign has now moved on to its final stages which are likely to involve the joint parishes taking on specialist legal experts to argue our case.

We have budgeted £1,000.00 as our contribution towards these costs for the coming year. ( The full budget can be seen in the financial documents section of this website.)

 

We have therefore decided to raise the precept for the coming year to £11,500 which represents an increase of 4.54%. We acknowledge that in percentage terms this is a large rise but since it it coming from a very low base and in cash terms is only a rise of £500, we do not consider this to be excessive.

 

 

Busbridge Neighbourhood Plan : Get Involved!
30th November 2016

 

Neighborhood Plans were introduced in the last Parliament as a means of giving local communities more control over their living environment. Busbridge Parish Council have been debating for several years whether or not to proceed with a Neighborhood Plan, and last year decided that the safeguards it provides were well worth the costs and effort in developing one for Busbridge.

 

 

 

See full article

 

Dunsfold Park New Town planning application improved by the planning committee, 10 votes to 8
17th August 2016

 

 

The planning application was considered by the joint planning committee on 14th December 2016 at the council offices at the Burys, Godalming.

 

The planning application was approved by 10 votes to 8 with 2 councillors abstaining.

Forthcoming Events

 

Do you wish to hire Busbridge Village Hall ?

 

If you wish to hire Busbridge Village Hall for any reason, such as a birthday party, family celebration or a quiz night, please book here. Or email

 

Council’s next meeting
7th February 2017

 

Busbridge Parish Council's next meeting will take place on Wednesday 21st March 2017 at Clockbarn Hall starting at 6pm.

 

All welcome.