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The Full Story

Peaslake Farm Fields

On this page you can read about the history of Peaslake Farm fields and the current proposals. 


The recent history of Peaslake Farm fields. To be added.

Positive Features of Proposed Lease with Coverwood Farm.

- Used for grazing

- Community Orchard and garden

-Improving Bio-diversity and creating wild life corridors

- Peaslake Fair parking permitted

- No parking or public access

- Community access controlled

-No pets or gatherings.

Peaslake Community Views 

108 residents completed survey forms in just over a week giving their views on Peaslake Farm. The results are here.

In summary, there is strong support for preserving and protecting the character and essential features of the fields; for agricultural use and no parking or public access. Enhancing bio-diversity and protecting wildlife also attracted strong support. There was good support for community food growing and an orchard. 

Serious Concerns

Shere Parish Council took impromptu decisions in February to (i) retain a 10 meter wide strip of land. This is much more than needed for tractor access.  The fear is that this will be used for some form of development; and (ii) to impose a 15 year break clause in the 25 year lease which goes back on previous commitments to offer long term protection and discourages sustained tenant investment in land management and biodiversity.

SPC meeting on 21 March. Please come to the meeting to give your views or if you are unable to attend let Gerry and Tania know what you think about the break clause and retained land. or

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