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Expansion so girls can attend famous school

Rebecca Curley

Local Democracy Reporter

One of the country's most famous private schools is to have its premises expanded so girls can attend.

But residents living near Charterhouse in Godalming raised concerns about “developments creeping onto the Green Belt” .

Dozens of people living nearby objected to the planning application for the four-storey boarding houses which will provide 128 extra rooms for pupils and homes for staff.

The development is part of a larger plan drawn up to allow the school to become fully co-educational and eventually take the number of pupils up from 800 to 1,088.

Girls will be allowed to join the school at Year 9 from September 2021.

It is hoped girls will be in every year group by 2023.

Councillors at Waverley Borough Council approved the application.

Charterhouse
Geograph/Tim Knight

Landfill golf course to be redeveloped

Rebecca Curley

Local Democracy Reporter

A golf course built on a landfill site where rubbish was starting to rise to the surface and seep through the grass is to be capped and redeveloped.

Metal, concrete and plastic waste started appearing on the grounds of Broadwater Park Golf Club in Meadrow, Godalming in 2013.

Since then the club has had to close in wetter months due to poor ground conditions and revenue has declined by about 40%.

Surrey County Council have given the owners, who lease the land from Waverley Borough Council, the go-ahead to carry out the capping work which will solve the problem of landfill waste being exposed.

The redevelopment of the site, which neighbours cricket pitches and parkland, will then include a family adventure golf park, an enhanced driving range as well as the nine hole par-3 course.

The works will include 70 HGV trips per day over a period of 18-24 months transporting the 342,578 tonnes of material needed for the capping.

The golf club’s director Adrian Michael-Johnson said: “Our first and major concern is the safety of children.”

Rubbish
BBC