In the early 1980’s, SCC decided to sell this wood for housing. A group of residents fought for the woods and won. In 1993, SCC transferred the wood back to the NHS. It has strategic open plan classification, but this does not ensure it’s safety, so I am applying for Village Green Status, (supported by the LRA), to safeguard the wood for future generations.
Many birds and animals are seen here, including song and mistle thrush, coal tits, field mice and bats. Village Green Status would ensure that the land would remain open and unbuilt on.
If you, family, or friends have used Leach Grove Wood, (behind Leatherhead hospital) whilst living in Leatherhead, at any time in the last 20 years, would you fill out a simple ‘Evidence of Use’ form? My application is in and accepted. I need 340 more forms by May 1st . For forms :