Public Inquiry ends into 110 Homes on the Green Belt

The public inquiry into Berkeley Homes’ appeal APP/Y3615/W/22/3298341 and appeal APP/Y3615/W/22/3298390, into planning applications 21/P/01306 for 110 homes at Effingham Lodge Farm, and  21/P/00428 for detailed design of 99 homes on the existing Howard of Effingham School site has finished.

The barristers for Berkeley Homes, Guildford Borough Council (GBC), and Effingham Parish Council (EPC) will be submitting their concluding remarks to the Inspector, who plans to start writing his report on Monday 17 October.

The defence against the appeal was led by the GBC barrister Charles Streeten, with support from the EPC barrister Scott Stemp as a Rule 6 Party.

A special thanks go to all the witnesses, which included Effingham residents, and expert witnesses, who all helped in the defence of the appeal. And to all those residents who attended the public hearing in person, or virtually via Microsoft Teams. Parish Councillors Liz Hogger and Paula Moss attended the hearing every day, and thus were able to advise the EPC barrister.

Everyone who commented on the planning applications and the appeal, have all helped in the defence of these two planning applications. The large number of objections has been noted by the Planning Inspector.

No timetable has been set for when a decision by the Planning Inspector will be announced.

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