The Bourne Residents' Association
Member of the National Organisation of Residents' Associations
The association aims to protect and enhance the amenities and semi-rural environment of the Bourne, Farnham.
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The Bourne Green and Tennis Courts
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Important: The Bourne Residents' Association AGM has been postponed until February 2017.
It will take place on Tuesday 21st February at 7.30pm. We will have a guest speaker, Mr Douglas Whitfield, Head of Operations West, South West Water. Mr Whitfield will give a short presentation on the fascinating history of the local Victoria Reservoir which is situated on the A287 Frensham Road at the Ridgeway traffic lights which supplies water to the Farnham area. He will also explain the modern day treatment applied to keep our drinking water safe.
Bourne Woods tree felling
We have received the following communication from our contact at the Forestry Commission:
"I am writing to inform you and the Bourne residents that, as part of the planning application for filming at Bourne Wood, we will be felling the trees within the green coloured area in the second half of February (See attached map). The aspiration is transforming this area into heathland, which will provide suitable habitat for many reptiles, invertebrates, small mammals and ground nesting birds. Some scatter trees will be left standing in order to provide perch for birds and habitat for other species of interest.
Due to the conservation focus in this zone, we will fence off the area highlighted in the map with a red line in order to prevent uncontrolled dog access during the breeding season, fly tips from the road, etc.
The little triangular area to the west of the path will be fell as well because it could not be felled 6 years ago as we were unable to shut the power line off."
Map of the proposed felling: Bourne Woods 0117
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Waverley Borough Local Plan part 1 Strategic Policies and Sites: This is now being independently examined by an inspector appointed by the Secretary of State. This is a continuous process running from the date of submission - 21/12/2016 through to the receipt of the Planning Inspector's Report.
Part of this process will involve hearing sessions where those invited to attend will have the opportunity to respond to matters raised by The Planning Inspector. Once confirmed, all details relating to the examination process will be advertised, including online at www.waverley.gov.uk/newlocalplan.
Please follow the link to the 2016 Autumn newsletter which we sent out to all our members last year.
New Village Signs
Two new village signs were erected at the end of January. They are both located on the A287 Frensham Road, one as you head south just past the entrance to Middle Bourne Lane. The other is heading north just before the entrance to Frensham Vale. Thanks to all of those who were involved in this project. I think you'll agree the signs look excellent.
Thanks to all of those who attended our meeting. Please find the Minutes in the attached document. AGM Minutes 2015.
Current Planning applications.
Although there are several planning applications always going through the council. We endeavour to look at the applications that will have an impact on the Bourne Community as a whole.
The current applications we are looking into are as follows:
Baker Oates: WA/2016/1234 Approval of reserved matters Landscaping, Appearance, Layout, and scale following the outline approval of the erection of 43 dwellings houses. Permission Refused 18/11/2016
Heron Court: WA/2016/0614. This is for a minor material amendment to planning permission WA/2015/1454 ( 1 new dwelling with access from Ford Lane. Proposal to move a dormer window and two others. ALLOWED
Appeal: APP/R3650/W/16/3146994: For new house at Heron Court with Aveley Lane access. Appeal successful.
Frensham Vale: Proposed development of 120 houses on land south of Frensham Vale. WA/2016/1266
All of planning applications can be viewed online on the Waverley website.
To see all the applications for Farnham Bourne ward simply select 'Ward List' on the left hand side of the page and select 'Farnham Bourne' from the drop down list.
Farnham in Bloom 2016
Bourne Beautification Project: Farnham achieved Gold: Britail in Bloom Silver Gilt
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Bourne Beautification Project. Please look under Bourne Beautification Project at top of page.
Amazing work continues at the Bourne Cross Roads and here are some pictures from last years efforts:
The association aims to protect and enhance the amenities and semi-rural environment of The Bourne, Farnham