Ever wondered what happens to the traffic when the A281 is jammed?
That’s the question posed by the SAVE OUR WAVERLEY PROTEST GROUP set up to oppose Dunsfold Park – and not to actually Save Waverley just a little corner of it, in the EAST .
They wax lyrical about the bottlenecks at Bramley, the length of time it takes to travel from Alfold, major tailbacks at Shalford and on and on and………..on! Ever been to Farnham? Ever sat in the traffic in Farnham or Godalming?
Now – for fear of being accused for sticking up for Dunsfold and being in its back pocket…we wish if only…not even tickets for Top Gear! WW would like to point out that Dunsfold Park has no planning permission yet, so it cannot be held responsible for the build up,or not , which is the case according to official Highway Department statistics.
However, there will be another 300 cars dumped on the road soon – as 55 houses at Alfold – off the A281 have just been given the go-ahead by Waverley Planners. There is to be a new 80 bed hotel, with accompanying golf lodges etc, at the Wildwood Golf Club – a lorry pounding down the road every nine minutes for the next five and a half years on their way to Cranleigh Brick and Tile, and thousands of dwellings proposed in Cranleigh. Presumably someone has a cunning plan to ensure all these take the new flyover over the bottlenecks mentioned and land on the A3! Whereas traffic from Dunsfold Park will no doubt travel on the road!
We have been contacted by angry commuters who have used the so called “rat runs” SOW mentions.No doubt you will have seen little rats attached to every available lampost, telegraph pole and hedge for miles around. Many motorists are furious that the country lanes, used by them for decades to get to work, rest and play – are now only fit for RATS!
Said one follower. “Who are these arrogant people who want to prevent us using the country roads to get to the station and beyond. Ask Jeremy Hunt now the occupier of a property in Markwick Lane if he likes being called a RAT! Surely he gets enough of that from the Junior Doctors? WW wonders why the Highway Authority is not tearing them down- they do that for charitable events, don’t they?
Yes – there are accidents – but the highway authority and Police warned motorists only last week that grit is not Magic! and urged them to “slow down.”
Let’s face it SOW – this has nothing to do with the local roads or the A281 – because you are not directing your objection to all the other applications in the pipeline – or those already approved.
Where were you all when:
125 homes on Amlets Park, Amlets Lane was granted, or the 150 in Horsham Road, Cranleigh or 55 at Swallow Tiles, 19 at Cranleigh Brick and Tile. Were you at the public inquiry into the 425 – Berkeley Homes in Knowle Lane, Cranleigh, are you objecting to the 265 at West Cranleigh Nurseries, or the 75 at Little Meadow, Alfold Road, 55 Sweeters Copse, Alfold, another 120 at appeal; over 500 at Springbok Alfold; or what about Mansfield Park where Waverley Borough Council want to build industrial units on GREEN BELT and send more lorries thundering through Wonersh and Shamley Green!
WW could list a dozen or so more – but we have reached the boredom threshold – suffice to say – you are the former STOP DUNSFOLD group resurrected, and pretending you want to preserve the Borough of Waverley – aren’t you? Well if you really do want to protect the Borough of Waverley – start concerning yourselves with all the other sites – Green Field and now Green Belt sites under attack – then you might earn support. In the meantime the general view is…BUILD ON BROWNFIELD SITES first! got it!
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