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Monday, 24 February 2014

Help Save the Beauty of Our 15th Century Church Pond

Those of you who have known me for a few years will know that I am passionate about the beauty of my country. And my adopted village where we have lived for 13 years. Found on the ancient Greensand Way and situated in the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Hascombe is a jumble of centuries-old houses, the beautiful St Peter’s church and the 16th century pub, The White Horse, and is home to numerous species of wildlife, including Canada geese, bats, grey herons and newts. For some time we have been battling with the local landowner who now wants to turn a piece of disused land right next to the historic 15th century church pond into 2 industrial units! We would happily buy the land from him, but so far all he has done is to create a permanent structure on concrete footings without planning permission. The villagers are calling on anyone who values the unique quality of this Surrey village to object to his proposal to build the units, which is currently being considered by Waverley Borough Council. If you value saving beauty, then please consider objecting to the proposal before the end of February, 2014. Please mention that this development is destructive of the beauty of the ancient village and pond, and is totally unnecessary - there are many other nearby sites where the applicant could build his industrial units. Please click here to see the objection form or make your objection. Thank you.

3 comments:

  1. We are DIY 'rescuers' of an old house that we have lived in now for 16 years, and we are also reenactors and lovers of all things historical. Preservation is so important to us, and we hope a lot of people care enough to save the pond, but also all the other magical places that are in danger of being lost forever.
    Mary
    http://anhistoricallady.blogspot.com

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  2. What a travesty they are considering doing to this beautiful village, I lodged my objection ( from Australia ) . Good luck to you and the villagers I hope you win the good fight ! Karen

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  3. Thank you so much for your support - thank you, it means so much.

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