The Farm, owned by the Parish, has for many years been generating a modest annual income for the Parish.  It has been agreed to support a small development of housing on the Farm Yard aimed at improving the overall ‘benefit’ the Farm can bring to the whole community….

Update and Next steps: The Parish Council has appointed Greenoak Housing Association to build and manage the proposed new, subsidised homes on Peaslake Farm yard. The homes are expected to be available for rent in summer 2020 but possibly, spring 2021. It is envisaged that there will be 8 new homes and a couple of parking spaces per home. There will be soft landscaping above the farmyard. The fields will remain in agricultural use. The design of the homes will be sympathetic to the existing style of houses in the village.

There was a public meeting in October 2018 where residents had the opportunity to ask questions of Greenoak Housing Association and their architects. Two designs were displayed and the feedback was extremely positive. Responses to the feedback has now been received from Greenoak Housing Association – CLICK HERE to see the full report. There will of course, be an opportunity for further public comment at the planning application stage.

if you are or might be interested in renting a home on this development, please ensure that  that you are either registered on Guildford Borough Council’s housing waiting list or qualify to be registered (CLICK HERE for the chart on maximum bedroom eligibility)

Please remember that if you are NOT on Guildford Borough Council’s housing list you cannot be considered for one of these homes. Registration must be renewed EVERY year, so please check now!

Qualification to register on Guildford Borough Council’s Housing List:

People over 16 will qualify for inclusion on the Register if they:

  • have a local connection with the Borough (past or present)
  • don’t own a home or have sold one within the past 5 years
  • whose behaviour and conduct is responsible
  • have income or capital up to a threshold of:
    single people – gross annual income up to £40,000
    couples without children – gross annual income up to £60,00
    families (including single parents) – gross annual income up to £70,000.
  • The maximum savings threshold is £30,000.

Please note that your position on the list is not relevant to being selected for a home on this development.

To register an interest to rent one of these homes, please CLICK HERE to download an expression of interest form.  Please complete and return it to or post it to Shere Parish Council, Tanyard Hall, 30 Station Road, Gomshall, Guildford GU5 9LF