Remember Crest Nicholson if you Lie down with dogs you get fleas!
A Members Briefing on Brightwells will be held on Monday followed a day later by a Special Executive meeting and an Extraordinary Council Meeting. All arranged with indecent haste by the new Leader who two weeks ago was hailed by The Mayor of Farnham Pat Frost as… “the woman who gets things done” to railroad through the £100m redevelopment of East Street, Farnham.
Julia Potts intends to head off any possible legal challenges from campaigners before they can get their legal act together for what many Farnham residents predict will be the ruination of their historic medieval town.
So rushing it through makes good sense then – doesn’t it?
And.. how much is she selling Farnham out for?…30 pieces of silver ? Well not much more – about £3.19 m less stamp duty of “our money” for a 150 year lease to Crest Nicholson of “our land”, with Surrey County Council backing it to the tune of £58m of “our money.”And, Farnham people would not have even known that SCC was the funder if it had not been revealed here by the Waverley Web!
Read all about it in the Farnham Herald featured here:
Gone to Potts, aided and abetted by her predecessors; Robert Knowless; Adam Taylor-Smith and David Munroe – ye Gods now Surrey’s Crime and Police Commissioner! intends to whip all her lily livered Conservative Councillors into line in her bid to give Farnham away to developers. Don’t be complacent Godalming, Halemere; or Cranleigh – it could be your turn next to be sacrificed on the developers’ alter! In fact she already has plans in place to use another £1m of “our money” to build on Cranleigh’s GREEN BELT aided and abetted by Cranleigh Councillors’ Stennett and Ellis!
Not since Mellors and Lady Chatterley has a group been more in bed together than Surrey County Council, Waverley Borough Council and Crest Nicholson. In fact they are playing with the town’s assets like a 2016 game of Monopoly except they are not collecting money every time they pass GO!
THE BIG WAVERLEY BOG OFF?
£3.19 million pounds, less tax for four hectares at Brightwells – the whole of the South East corner of Farnham Town Centre, The Redgrave Theatre; The Riverside (worth £2m) The Gostrey Centre; The Bowls Club; The Memorial Hall, and more… ye Gods it must be buy one get one free!
With most of the debate held “in secret” siting commercial sensitivity – Your Waverley is about to commence the destruction of one of our most treasured towns. Even Henry VIII, did less damage to the cause of democracy than our Tory masters. WW will Bet Fred and ED that the cry of “foul” from the Independent, and two Farnham Residents’ Councillors next week on will be trodden under foot to cries of “sit down and shut up.”
We can watch the bits Potts wants us to see on the webcast, if it’s working, as the council’s Chief Executive Wen-am-I leaving and the Council Solicitor Daniel Bainbridge give Counsel’s legal opinion on how they can bat off any possible challenges that may be made. No problem there then, because after all Waverley councillors have our money to pay the piper?
Challenges, challenges, when and from whom? Farnham’s Conservative Town Council (full of Waverley councillors) taking on WBC’s Conservative controlled borough Council for a development which is being funded by the Conservative controlled Surrey County Council, backed by the Secretary of State for Health and a Conservative Government – on behalf of Farnham people – No Way Jose! It just ain’t going to happen – is it?
There is so much that could be challenged in this toxic illegal development, but will justice for Farnham ever be achieved? Not unless the Opposition work together as a cohesive group, give the legal beavers the material and the money with which to wage a David and Goliath fight. Because we all know what this is about don’t we guys and gals ….this is about Waverleys ego trip, and a determination to forge ahead and impose Crest’s impractical over development on Farnham regardless of the costs, risks and sacrifices, that Farnham and Waverleys tax payers are suffering for a developers’ benefit.
Farnham is a pawn in a game devised by the nasty party – Do we hear an Injunction/Judicial Review Coming On?
Let the fight commence for our Town – because “Your Waverley” is actually “Their Waverley,” and they are going to the dogs?