Sock it to em Cranleigh!

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WARNING FROM WAVERLEY WEB… be careful what you wish for! Because if brownfield sites are not developed, the countryside around Cranleigh will drown under concrete and floodwater! And… remember plans for 850 houses on green fields have already been passed!

But well done to the Cranleigh Civic Society for joining  Farnham’s fight!

 

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RESIDENT’S DEMO TONIGHT 19 JULY 2016 5:45 OUTSIDE WAVERLEY BOROUGH COUNCIL OFFICES GODALMING.
TELL YOUR FRIENDS AND YOUR NEIGHBOURS.
Our elected representatives need to know what you think about 4,455 new houses being built in and around Cranleigh.
TONIGHT our elected representatives will be voting on whether the Local Plan should proceed to the next stage.
We cannot stress enough that if this Local Plan goes ahead Cranleigh residents will experience the complete destruction of our village with 100% growth over the next 10 years. The place where you live will change dramatically, don’t you want to have a say?

We say the plan is unsound! Dumping nearly 50% of your total housing allocation in one area is unrealistic and NOT SUSTAINABLE!

The 4 Scenario consultation that Waverley carried out was not representative of residents’ views and only included 3.5% (4,265 out of a population of 122,000) of the total Waverley population. Of which only 2.3% (2,856) favoured significant growth in and around Cranleigh. We have not been able to ascertain so far what part of the borough the 2.3% responding were located. This is not an overwhelming mandate to dump almost 50% of housing here!
Waverley has not calculated the attributable deaths from the increase in particulates in air pollution that this Local Plan will cause. Indeed we have not had sight of any study or monitoring figures for particulates even from Air Quality Monitoring Areas (AQMA) in Waverley.
Waverley’s plans to update the A281 include; widening the Nanhurst crossroads, mention adding traffic lights to Bramley instead of the mini roundabout (although there is currently no planned developer contribution to do this) and widening the road at the Shalford roundabout by using common land (acquiring common land is a long and slow process and certainly not guaranteed). This is all they propose to accommodate another new settlement the size of Cranleigh and a potential 11,000 residents and most of it is not deliverable.
Waverley is ignoring the problem of Cranleigh Waters drying up. This river will need to accommodate the liquid effluent from double the number of people and it is failing on water quality grounds now. A local angling society has advised us that fish stocks have dramatically fallen to the lowest ever level, indicating poor biodiversity.
Waverley has exaggerated the amount of available employment land in Cranleigh to suit its need for significant growth in this area.
Waverley has opted for the majority of significant growth in Cranleigh on our green fields and flood plain and has continually ignored flood evidence provided from December 2013 and January 2014.
Waverley’s plan for this area is purely driven by a lack of landscape designation – no green belt! Housing need it has been proven is NOT focused in this part of the borough. THERE IS NO EVIDENCE TO SUPPORT THIS AMOUNT OF HOUSING HERE.
Waverley’s figures for additional traffic movements along the A281 from development are lacking in detail and woefully understated. They simply keep passing the buck to individual developers to mitigate against traffic impact. We thought this was meant to be a strategic plan?
Surrey Highways modelling figures need to be scrutinsed to ensure they include significant housing growth from Horsham and HGV movements.
Waverley say this is a 30-year plan to build 9,000 houses yet they are relying in their plan on 5,000 being built in the first 5 years and most of it in and around Cranleigh. his is not deliverable.
Waverley has not consulted with Cranleigh residents about the dumping of housing in and around our village.
The majority of your Cranleigh’s Borough Councillors are supporting this massive growth and ignoring the voice of residents. They keep saying that Cranleigh needs more housing even though we have 900 new houses on the way with more in the pipeline!

CRANLEIGH WILL BE SWAMPED BY THIS UNRESTRAINED SPRAWL.

THIS IS YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO SAY ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!

RESIDENT’S DEMO TONIGHT 19 JULY 2016 5:45 OUTSIDE WAVERLEY BOROUGH COUNCIL OFFICES GODALMING.
 TELL YOUR FRIENDS AND NEIGHBOURS.

 

2 thoughts on “Sock it to em Cranleigh!

  1. Have you had a brain transplant WW? Nice to see some sensible dialogue on here, please keep it up
    It was a worthwhile demonstration and nice to hear some sensible words spoken in the chamber towards the end of the local plan segment.

  2. Oh well – we do get it right from time to time. You know that old saying… you can please some of the people all of the time, all of the people some of the time – never all the people all the time! We do our best. WW

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