The Hogs Back is beautiful and it’s official – large swathes have been designated as Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and other parts as Areas of Great Landscape Value. The remainder is dotted by pretty villages, such as Wanborough, Puttenham and Compton.
The spectacular chalk ridge is steeped in history and recently hosted the Tour of Britain.
The Hogs Back is a great resource for people in the local area attracting walkers, joggers, cyclists and horse riders and forms part of London’s Green belt. However, this is set to change and parts of the Hogs Back are under threat from development. In particular, Blackwell Farm (once owned by Lord Dennis (of truck fame)) is set to provide space for 2000 new homes and the result will be the loss of a beautiful landscape forever.So please help us protect the Green Belt and tell the developer to back off the Hogs Back and register your support by signing our petition at the following link http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/54573. Once you’ve completed your details on the government website, please make sure that you confirm the email from HM Government e-petitions otherwise your objection won’t be counted. Please also see our Call for Action and write to your Councillor.