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Industrial threat to idyllic Surrey village of Hascombe

PUBLISHED: 11:09 13 February 2014 | UPDATED: 11:09 13 February 2014

Hascombe village pond

Hascombe village pond

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A plan to build two industrial units in the heart of Hascombe village has been met with consternation by locals.

Residents are calling on anyone who values the unique quality of this Surrey village to object to the proposal, which is currently being considered by Waverley Borough Council.

The proposal will see units built on the village pond, which residents including former The Jam bassist Bruce Foxton say will have a seriously detrimental effect on the local environment.

“The pond is the jewel of our village crown and the proposed industrial units are totally inappropriate,” says Bruce.

“They would significantly diminish the beauty of this special place and the noise would spoil the tranquil oasis. We are also very concerned about increased traffic and the danger that would pose to leisure users, children and dogs on the narrow single track lane.”

Found on the ancient Greensand Way and situated in the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Hascombe is frequented daily by countless ramblers, dog walkers, cyclists and horse-riders.

It is bordered by 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.

The village has also been home to numerous celebrities past and present, including Dirk Bogarde, Winston Churchill, Chris Evans, Billie Piper and Anthea Turner.

Objections are made by accessing the planning section of the Waverley Borough Council website and commenting online on planning application reference WA/2013/2137 by Wednesday February 26, 2014.

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