WE PROMISE THIS IS NOT AN APRIL FOOL – THAT’S COMING TOMORROW!
THE FLOODGATES HAVE OPENED METAPHORICALLY BUT LETS HOPE NOT LITERALLY – IN CRANLEIGH?
WANNABEE DEVELOPERS AND SOME WAVERLEY COUNCILLORS WILL BE JUMPING FOR JOY AS THE GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR ANNOUNCES HIS DECISION.
You heard it here first that a Government Inspector has this afternoon granted the appeal by Berkeley Homes Strategic Limited for outline permission for 425 houses on land behind Cranleigh High Street on the Bonham Land, with access off Knowle Lane anD Alfold Road, off Elmbridge Road , Cranleigh.
As predicted by the Waverley Web three weeks ago the decision would be given within two weeks, it has taken the Inspector just a few days longer.
The Ccok-a-hoop developers now have six weeks to hold their breath and hope that there is no legal challenge to the Inspectors’ decision – and then a full detailed planning application will follow and so will the earthmovers!
These are developments now in the pipeline with permission tucked firmly under developers belts:
125 homes at Amlets Park, Amlets Lane, Cranleigh.
150 in Horsham Road Cranleigh behind the Hitherwood Estate. Phase 2 to follow.
19 at Cranleigh Brick and Tile Works in Knowle Lane.
425 at Berkeley Homes site above.
120 at Appeal by Threadneedle on The Hewitts Industrial Estate,
and many, many, many more, awaiting approval even development on Cranleigh’s Green Belt!
But of course – none of these cars will use the Horsham to Guildford Road – the A281…will they?
If anyone wonders why this has occurred – because Waverley Borough Council has not yet managed to produce its Daft Local Plan! Which by the way has been delayed yet again!