Earwig-o, here we go, here we go-ho?

One of our Wily Webbers  has sent us this picture of diggers preparing to tear up another of one of Cranleigh’s green fields in the East of the borough.

At least it’s a change for us to be posting on something other than its “Sh**gate.” Mind you – how is Cala Homes going to dispose of the poo from its scheme for 125 homes?  Maybe it has a cunning plan? There doesn’t appear to be a Planning Condition on disposal of waste in Wednesday’s  Joint Planning Committee report tough it refers to a Grampian condition. (Witch means the houses cannot be occupied until the drainage is dealt with.)  

We just love the way the officers describe Cala Homes detailed planning application  which builds over another of Cranleigh’s treasured green fields.  With access onto a  narrow lane that floods, that serves two major public schools and backs onto homes and bungalows. For them it is all sweetness and light, and  everything fits into the rural scene and “respects the character of the area,” Birds, bunnies, and Zip -a-de-doo-dah!

However, there are now plans to remove part of the tree screen covered by Tree Preservation Orders!  But then what’s a few trees between neighbours?

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On Your marks get set go? The Diggers are already in at Amlets Lane, Cranleigh.  it’s get your name down time? Good times they’s a comin?

Far be it from us here at the Waverley Web to have all those people in the village now dubbed “poor old Cranleigh” choking  on their cornflakes, or spilling their coffee, but really, can you Adam and Eve what is going on over there? You can see from the site plan that the access is  on the narrow Amlets Lane.

and – you couldn’t make it up if you tried… hunndreds of cars all spewing out onto a narrow lane opposite a special school for children!

 Well – that sounds like a really good traffic move!  Is Surrey County Councillor Alan, of the “secret meetings,” Young, in on this one? screen-shot-2016-09-08-at-18-07-56

Traffic Chaos – here it comes? 

 But don’t fret chaps he’s heading up the Flood Forum… so no worries there then?  So who will be at Wednesday’s meeting to stand up for the people of Copse Edge, Amlets Lane, Barhatch Lane, Summerlands, The Glebe Estate… Well? We’ve heard Cranleigh Councillors have either gone AWOL – (Australia with Our lolly) or absent due to sickness. So, all Cranleigh’s hopes could be resting on  Shamley Green’s  Band! Let’s hope he bounces in to bat for Cranleigh?

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These are the apartment blocks.

Don’t worry – the officers will impose a 40 mph speed limit, but don’t consider there will be a flooding problem towards the homes on the South of the site at Cops Edge and aren’t a bit worried about the lack of public transport; or road flooding; or the fact that construction vehicles cannot pass; or that…

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So there you are Cranleigh – that’s alright then, isn’t it?  If you can bear it, read the other excerpts from the report below!

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So, that’s alright then – the flooding issue (mentioned in the last paragraph) is nothing to do with ‘Your Waverley” though it has  “recognised local concern.”  It’s all down to Surrey County Council as the Lead Flood Authority. 

Remember that Cranleigh folks!

7 thoughts on “Earwig-o, here we go, here we go-ho?

  1. Only one real error in your otherwise accurate assessment of the report and the planners behind it. Roberts Way will not be used (for the present, at least) as a vehicular exit (yet another example of the planners slap-dash working practises – who checks these reports?). Amlets Lane is the only way in or out. Surrey County Council says no problem, so that’s all right.

  2. If that is the case, then why is the plan marked with a red arrow indicating vehicular access? But thank you Cranleigh man for pointing this out. We wonder when the Roberts Way access will be opened up? Freudian slip perhaps? As you say, if SCC says is alright to pile the traffic onto Amlets Lane, then it must be alright! Then all the families taking children to village schools in Parsonage Road will drive around, down Ewhurst Road, and/or into the High Street and drop them at local schools?

  3. It is an orange arrow, indicating cycle access. It looked like a red arrow at first glance but I do know that Summerlands residents and Cranleigh Parish Council are strongly opposed to any southbound exit from the site.

  4. Does anyone know the outcome of the joint planning meeting last night, regarding the full planning in Amlets Lane I see it has not been posted online yet on the council web page

    • The whole scheme has just been deferred because councillors described it as “appalling.” Particularly the “three storey apartment” blocks!
      However, the only Cranleigh councillor to turn up was Mary Foryszewski!

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