This is your Captain speaking: All aboard HMS Elmbridge?

Talk about Waverley’s Daft Local Plan – we here at the Waverley Web have begun to think that prospective developers are taking our little joke literally, because the sites they are choosing are definitely getting dafter!

Screen Shot 2016-07-19 at 15.09.20.pngNow take this little scheme that has just dropped down the trouser leg  of a local farmer. Yes… they are all jumping on the cement train over there in the East of the borough – farmers, digger drivers, lettuce growers, golf course proprietors…and some!

Where there’s muck there is almost certainly money – but in this instance Farmer Pete and his Horsham developer partner Thakeham Homes may just be pointing their tractors in the wrong direction because….

Here’s the entrance to his little housing scheme for 58 properties in Elmbridge Road, Cranleigh – yes the same Elmbridge Road you will have read about here that boasts :-

  • An overloaded sewage works that stinks!
  • A single lane bridge that is the cause of numerous accidents.
  • A polluted river…. That floods regularly and floods people’s  homes!
  • In the same road which leads into, Alfold Road where to date 500 new houses are to be built,  with another 120 at appeal and  a decision expected shortly and another 265 included in the DAFT LOCAL PLAN on a site nearby.
  • That’s just for starters.

By clicking on the link, below the picture, you will be able to see for yourselves just how perfect Farmer Pete’s little field will be for all those new homeowners! -They will never be short of water, or somewhere to  moor their new boat. In fact during  a wet winter, and we get lots of those,  their lakeside view will be perfect, except of course they will be living in the middle of IT !

They will be able to photograph cars regularly smashing into each other, or getting stuck in the narrow country road, and as for the language – well most days as motorists pass each other they issue expletives  more suited  to  the docks!  So their vocabulary will expanded  dramatically.

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Just in case you wondered what happened to the bloke who was driving this car, he was rescued by a passing motorist – just in time! But his home 50 yards away was under water for months, in 2014  and he  and his wife were unable to live there for over a year. 

Screen Shot 2016-07-25 at 17.21.53.pngSo, all you villagers who have been contacted for your views before a planning application is lodged tell them to – “bog” off.

4 thoughts on “This is your Captain speaking: All aboard HMS Elmbridge?”

  1. Is this the same field where horses are put in the winter and when it rains they stand on little islands and you can’t see where the river banks are it is so deep, dangerous for animals let alone people living there if this goes to planning and gets passed I really will think the world has gone mad!

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