Save Hogs Back Limited is a not for profit organisation, which aims to protect the outstandingly beautiful landscape of the Hog’s Back for future generations to enjoy. Currently, it is under serious threat as Guildford Borough Council (GBC) plans to take 139 hectares of farmland on the northern slopes of the Hogs Back (at Blackwell Farm) out of green belt in order to build a 2,250-home “urban village”. The University of Surrey, which owns the land, is pushing to increase this to 3,350 homes (265 hectares). In order to save Blackwell Farm, we need to raise £6,000 towards the cost of a barrister who will represent us at a Public Inquiry, early next year. Please help us if you can.
In the unlikely (but happy) event that this farmland is withdrawn from GBC’s Local Plan, the money raised will go towards a campaign to extend the boundary of the AONB further north so that the views from the Hogs Back have greater protection in the future.