Save Broom and Lees
... because the Green Belt matters

Broom and Lees is a large sports field on the north eastern side of Hurtmore Road in Godalming, Surrey.
It is owned by Charterhouse School.

Waverley Borough Council has repeatedly sought to protect the Green Belt status of this historic field,
which falls within an Area of Great Landscape Value (AGLV),
but with their public exhibition in 2018 Charterhouse demanded that protection be set aside
to make way for a housing estate to fund its development plans.

This website was established to help provide information to local residents, and many other interested parties,
whose aim is to Save Broom and Lees.

Thank you for visiting this site.
The Save Broom and Lees Campaign look forward to your continued support and vigilance.
Please bookmark this page and revisit for updates.

Despite deciding in 2020 that their current development plans can be funded without selling Broom and Lees, the School and its Governing Body has reserved the right to do so at a later date.

Hence the need remains for the School's development plans to be monitored very closely and for pressure for the retention for this critical area of Green Belt to be maintained.
See the Timeline for further details and a record of activities since 2018.
- Click Development Strategy to understand the school's overall plan.
- Phase 1 of the Master Plan was completed by October 2020.
- Phases 2 (likely to take place in 2021-25), Phase 3a (to expand to 1088 pupils) and phase 3b remain part of the Master Plan, although the decision to increase pupil numbers will not be made for a number of years.
- All future proposals will be subject to consultation and planning permissions from Waverley Borough Council.

- The .pdf (linked below) summarises the presentation given at the 2018 public exhibition and Savills' proposals for 132 homes on Broom and Lees. The document remains on the School's website.
Go directly to the pdf

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