The Farm, owned by the Parish, has for many years been generating a modest annual income for the Parish. The Peaslake Farm Working Group and the Council however, have jointly agreed that something should be done to improve the yard – and the Council hopes to sponsor and support a development aimed at improving the overall ‘benefit’ the Farm can bring to the whole community….
Thank you to those of you who participated in the Parish-wide consultation last year, giving your opinion on the possible uses to be made of Peaslake Farm. Taking into account your responses, the Parish Council has agreed to build subsidised housing on the farmyard, for rent to local people with past or present connections to the Parish, and to let the fields for agricultural use.
CLICK HERE for the results from the questionnaire
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/gardens and possibly a small orchard 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 will be an opportunity to view and comment on outline designs at a public meeting on Thursday 18th October, at Peaslake village hall and to ask questions of Greenoak Housing Association and their architects. Designs will be displayed from 2.30pm and the public meeting will start at 7.30pm. 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 CLICK HERE for the chart on maximum bedroom eligibility and ensure that you are either registered on Guildford Borough Council’s housing waiting list or qualify to be registered.
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.