Sir Michael would have been thrilled to witness this Halloween production.

Unfortunately Sir Michael Redgrave is long gone – but digging up Zombies from Waverley Borough Council and the South West Conservative Association crypts – (you know the crypts where they crept out from) may have stirred his soul at Halloween.  This special performance, for one night only is produced by Madame Spynne – who is better known to Waverley Web followers as Gone to…Pott?

14859840_10209745140958697_6007149736569711149_o.jpg

Well… “Your Waverley’ has sold off almost everything  Farnham  owns – so why not take our blood?

Oh! we forgot – it already has!

Now Thames Water kick up a stink and dive in to help Cranleigh!

Every time we here at the Waverley Web say nothing will surprise us – SOMETHING DOES! NOW ITS NOSE PEGS AND SWIMMING HATS AT DAWN?

You wouldn’t Adam and Eve it: Thames Water has objected to 58 houses being built by Thakeham Homes on this lovely little lake owned by Peter Hewitt … wait for it… because of the flooding? No.!

Yes… Because of the smell that will waft over it from the nearby sewage works.

 That could apply to every development in West Cranleigh and there are hundreds

more diving in complete with nose pegs! Screen Shot 2016-10-27 at 10.40.06.png

Another 265 proposed on the Knowle Park Initiative/West Cranleigh Nurseries site adjoining the site below – different name – same outfit!   None of which rock Elmbridge residents’ boat!
screen-shot-2016-10-24-at-10-27-25

Says Thames Water “Cranleigh STW is located close to the proposed development. Our consultation response reflects our concern that the applicant has failed to demonstrate that future occupiers of the proposed development will have adequate amenity. Given the proposed development’s close proximity to the Sewage Asset we object to the planning application.”

ASSET, ASSET!  ASK THE PEOPLE IN THE ELMBRIDGE ROAD WHETHER THEY THINK THAT THE STINKING SEWAGE TREATMENT WORKS IS AN ASSET – BECAUSE THEY WILL KNOCK OUT AN E,  ADD AN R AND KNOCK OUT THE T AND THAT’S WHAT IT FEELS LIKE LIVING IN THE AR*E END OF  CRANLEIGH . 

 By clicking on the Cranleigh Society Link below you can get the full picture. Read what the people living there have to put up with… and… there’s another four or five hundred a’comin! Smells away!

screen-shot-2016-05-03-at-14-22-39

http://www.cranleighsociety.org/2016/10/27/thames-water-object-thakeham-homes/

Our Annie – gets her little gun!

 

“Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.”

Anne Milton MP could clearly learn a thing or two from Abraham Lincoln, an exceptionally astute politician!

In a  Surrey Advertiser report, read in full  on the link below all ye followers… Guildford’s MP is said to have ‘great concerns’ about  proposal to build 1,800  homes at Dunsfold Aerodrome. Her concerns about the scheme say the Surrey Ad, are ‘in relation to flooding, sewage, water supply and roads.’

Screen Shot 2016-10-28 at 17.21.26.png

 


Seriously? Seriously? SERIOUSLY? Look, Anne, we know your role as Treasurer of the Royal Household must keep you very busy in the corridors, linen cupboards and pantries of Buck House but surely even you can get your head around a few basic facts – or have you just swallowed Protect our Waverley’s (PoW) briefings hook, line and sinker? If so, shame on you! As Ab Lincoln also said:

“I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts.”

FACTS! Anne, REAL FACTS! that’s what people are interested in, not the misquoted, misappropriated spin that has been shamelessly disseminated by the PoW desperadoes and the Bramley Babes.

Shame on you for swallowing their bilious bile! In doing so you bring yourself and the office you hold, as a Member of Parliament, into disrepute. In case you hadn’t noticed, as you glide down the rarefied corridors of the Crown, this country is in the midst of a national crisis – a housing crisis – and no borough or county is immune to it and it behoves our elected representatives to deal in facts not spin at a time like this! 

We know you’re a politician and we know their speciality is to try to control and influence what people think by interpreting events to their own – or their supporters’ advantage – but, frankly Anne, you – and they are in denial.

OK, we know you’re stuck between a rock and a hard place and don’t want to offend the worried well-to-do who not only vote for you but swell your party’s coffers, but for better or worse we need more affordable housing in Waverley.

Your colleague, Jeremy Hunt MP, has already prepared the ground and distanced himself from PoW and maybe you should consider doing the same or, at the very least, do your homework and ensure you know what you’re objecting to!

We’re sorry to puncture your over-inflated sanctimony but torpedoing development at Dunsfold Park with ludicrous arguments about flooding and sewage just don’t hold water!

 Don’t stoop to sophistry and falsehoods, Anne, it’s very unbecoming and hard to row back from when it’s been splashed all over the front pages of the Surrey Ad. OK, enough of the water puns!

The Waverley Web doesn’t pretend to be an expert on all the planning applications  teetering, perilously, in Waverley Planner’s in-trays, but we do our best, our very best, as mere laymen and women, to get to grips with the basics of  applications and because we’ve done our homework and we don’t cheat – like some!  (PoW and the Bramley Babes) it is immediately apparent you have absolutely no idea what you’re talking about when you tell us you’re concerned about flooding and sewage in relation to the Dunsfold application.

Even an  eight -year -old knows that Dunsfold Park is in the lowest risk flood zone – unlike the recently consented Berkeley Homes development in Cranleigh – and will build its own sewage works to deal with its waste on site, unlike any other proposed development we’re aware of in the borough.

In fact, if you and your cohorts in Alfold, who regularly have to poop-a-scoop their baths, dishwashers and washing machines after heavy rainfall, were to ask them nicely Dunsfold Park might even offer to take the effluents from the affluent in Alfold. After all, as we’ve said before, Dunsfold Park has taken so much S**T from Alfold and Dunsfold over the past ten years why not ask them nicely to take a bit more??? But no, the affluent would probably rather eat their own S**T than admit that development at Dunsfold Park could actually bring some benefits to their village.

As for  traffic, concerns  Anne.Where the hell do you think all the traffic from development in Cranleigh is going to go? If Bramley’s lucky it might, just might, take the scenic route through Rowley, Shamley Green, Wonersh and Chilworth but much more likely it’s going to go straight down Elmbridge Road onto the A281 and through Bramley!

If you’d done your homework, Anne, instead of just reading  signs posted on the A281 by the Bramley Babes – you know the Boden-wearing yummy-mummies, who set such good examples to the children they are so terribly worried about, by  playing in the rush-hour traffic, claiming that development at Dunsfold Park would add 41 minutes to the A281 commuteyou’d know that the  1,800 home development at Dunsfold Park’s   accompanying traffic mitigation measures will actually reduce those predicted delays to 2 MINUTES! Yup, 2 MINUTES  BUT …

 There will be a 25 minutes delay if nothing is built at Dunsfold Park!

PoW didn’t put that little fact in your big red box, did it  Anne? It’s one of those very inconvenient truths they’d rather not acknowledge and have spun into a disreputable sophistry which has led to a significant spike in objections to Dunsfold Park’s planning application from people who have been deliberately misled by PoW and the BB’s !

Bob Lees, PoW’s leader, has  boasted objections ‘Clearly illustrate the strength of feeling within the communities directly affected by the possible development and shows how effective the recent leafleting and poster activity has been in drumming up support.’ But omits to mention that before PoW’s  master spinning exercise there were only 1,937 objections. Furthermore, Waverley Planners think that many of the new wave of objections could  be duplicates of original objections, casting doubt on Mr Lees’ claims. 

  Q:  How many people would have written supporting development at Dunsfold Park if PoW and the BB’s  had not distorted the facts  – and instead told them development at Dunsfold  would actually REDUCE delays on the A281 from 25 minutes to 2 minutes?
Strikes us, Anne,  would have been better for all if you’d done your homework, got your facts straight and looked carefully and intelligently at what  Dunsfold Park has to offer the community rather than sounding off on a topic you clearly know very little about!

We started with a quote from Ab Lincoln and we’ll leave you with another,  Anne:

“You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.”

16-10-21-plan-will-be-called-in-it-its-approved

Every picture tells a story – this one tells of Farnham’s nightmare.

A picture worth 10,000 words

“Your Waverley” has now compulsorily purchased a popular Farnham Pub (the Marlborough Head) with “Your Money” just the latest in a whole line of acquisitions.

Screen Shot 2016-10-26 at 21.04.43.png

Pictured here Councillor Julia “Gone To” Potts!  Or you can send in your own picture caption to: mailto: contact@waverleyweb.org

It has appropriated land, ignored covenants on a “Memorial Recreation Ground and a Memorial Hall,” and sold off Farnham’s silver by disposing of many of the town’s most treasured assets and possessions.

It has ignored the well-tried and tested planning rules and  regulations that the rest of us are instructed  to live by, and it has now been forced (by a member of the public) to seek retrospective planning permission.

Together with the County Council it is spending tens of millions of pounds of “Your Money” in a bid to build yet more …retail and restaurants!

As if that is not enough…  it now intends to spend £250,000 of “Your Money” fighting Farnham residents who are spending “Their Own Money” Challenging Waverley Borough Council /Crest “Rip Off” Nicholson/Sainsbury’s at a Judicial Review on the “Blightwells”/East Street redevelopment fiasco.

13147826_10154162050621613_1469924888688953687_o-jpg14715448_10154614429301613_6343092602603599046_o.jpg

They seek them here, they seek them there “Your Waverley’s” damn elusive Pimpernels?

Regular readers will no doubt have  read our critical comments about a number of “Your  Cranleigh Waverley” Borough Councillors! Read our post is “Your Waverley” Home or Away.”Screen Shot 2016-09-15 at 14.05.11.png

They take on Executive roles one minute, and are either sacked or they resign from them the next! They take part in, and are responsible for, “Secret Meeting Gate” getting up close and personal with as many Wannabee developers as they can get their hands on.

They urge Cranleigh’s voting fodder to elect them to the parish council one minute and resign the next.   Throwing their toys out of the pram – because they were found wanting by their colleagues! 

WHY?

Because they were plotting behind the scenes to sell off a piece of ground donated in memory of a Cranleigh resident as public open space for… yes you guessed … housing!

And, as  if that is not enough of an insult to a Cranleigh woman’s memory, same councillors and others – want to get up even closer and even more comfortable with a now “DefinitelyBe Developer”  to build on the Green Belt in the Guildford Road having just acquired their own development on land once described as “sacrosanct.’

Stinks as high as Cranleigh’s sewage doesn’t it?

But… it gets even worse because said couple having sent their comments from their Australian sun beds have clinched Crest Nicholson’s development in Horsham Road, Cranleigh – described by councillors as “A carbuncle on the Cranleigh countryside.”

Have they turned up for any meetings since their return?Screen Shot 2016-10-23 at 18.49.21.png

Well one resigned (in writing) from the Licensing Committee and the other turned up for the Standards Board meeting to consider  the rules and regulations Councillors are expected to abide by! Couldn’t have found anyone more suited to the task…could they?

Did they turn up for the Full Council Meeting on 18th October? No apologies for absence given  so they must have? – However, they might have been hiding under the chamber’s desks  with embarrassment – if you can spot the councillors Stennett – please send it to the Waverley Web at mailto:contact@waverleyweb.org

 No – they didn’t even send their Apologies they were just marked ABSENT.  Dare we suggest it is time for another couple of Cranleigh By-Elections!Screen Shot 2016-10-23 at 18.43.05.png

Everything’s OK with the Daft Cultural Strategy because…Our Elstead’s Elsey says so!

 

Is it a bird, is it bee, or is it a Zebra? No it’s our Elsey who can be relied upon to defend the indefensible rubbish that is “Your Waverley”s Daft Cultural Strategy.

There’s absolutely no doubting Aunty Elsey’s sartorial elegance – she could proudly take the catwalk at any fashion event …in a Safari Park! But we digress , she is pictured here defending the Draft Cultural Strategy, despite the fact that 78 pages of the expensive, time wasting gobbledygook have been removed! Screen Shot 2016-10-18 at 20.10.30.pngOh! Elsey – you are awful! But we like your style!

Thanks to members of the Overview & Scrutiny Committee, many of whom thought the costly exercise was a pile of junk, (our words not theirs,) the Strategy devised to underpin the Daft Local Plan was sent back to the drawing board. But  56 pages still remain!

It certainly rattled the cage of By-Pass Bramley’s Byham because it didn’t mention that the village – you know, the one you cannot miss because it was plastered in yellow signs – until your Waverley sent in the Enforcement Officers and now only two or three die-hards continue with anti-Dunsfold protest!

But again we digress. Bypass Byhan is annoyed because no one thought to mention that  Bramley has a Library. Durrhh! we all know they like to think  of themselves as  “Culture Buffs” as depicted in the DCS… and have been known to describe themselves as “the ‘Belgravia of Waverley’  Don’t they realise having an M&S Food or a Baby Waitrose is what it takes to have ‘arrived’; Budgens in the local garage doesn’t quite cut the mustard does it! Although cultured  enough to know how to write and put up signs not that bright they didn’t check the law on fly-posting! 

Describing the Strategy as “barmy” won Farnham Residents’ Councillor Jerry Hyman another load of friends, when he suggested – how dare he?! – that before adopting and endorsing so called strategy, perhaps a little more work, including the proposed workshops, should take place? 

Wow! silly old Jerry! that was designed to ensure Elsey’s Efforts were immediately endorsed and given the seal of approval.

If you want to lose the will to live you can read all about it here: But this comes with a health warning – take a pill, or dare we suggest a wee dram … first, during and after? 

Has your Waverley had a “Culture Shock?”

You couldn’t make it up – could you! Sub Aqua development coming to Cranleigh?

Aqua lungs, flippers, snorkels and wet suits will all be offered to the purchasers of property offered by Thakeham Homes – in its latest bid to concrete over Cranleigh.

Screen Shot 2016-10-24 at 10.27.25.png

Here’s the site in Elmbridge Road and the building in the corner is? The sewage pumping station!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Horsham based developer’s latest ruse is to build 58 floating homes on a flood plain adjacent to the Cranleigh Waters and the Wey and Arun Canal immediately opposite Cranleigh Sewage Works! In flood zones 2 and 3 and ADJACENT TO A DANGEROUS ONE WAY BRIDGE! 

AND JUST WHEN YOU THOUGHT IT COULDN’T GET ANY WORSE … IT DOES! … BECAUSE THE KNOWLE PARK INITIATIVE APPLICATION FOR 265 HOMES THAT WAS SLUNG OUT A FEW MONTHS AGO IS BACK IN AGAIN!

AND… THAT SCHEME ADJOINS THIS SOGGY SITE.

IT MAY NOT BE ANY CONSOLATION TO YOU OVER THERE IN CRANLEIGH – BUT YOU HAVE THE SINCERE SYMPATHIES  OF THE REST OF THE WAVERLEY BOROUGH’S RESIDENTS.

The Waverley Websters are practically speechless – not a bit like us… so read the details here because the only people speaking up for the village in the East of the borough dubbed by planners as “Poor Old Cranleigh” is JUST A COUPLE OF COUNCILLORS AND…

THE CRANLEIGH CIVIC SOCIETYScreen Shot 2016-05-03 at 14.22.39.png

Click on this link : http://www.cranleighsociety.org/2016/10/23/thakeham-homes-apply-planning-permission/Screen Shot 2016-10-24 at 10.57.34.png

This is the Society’s Logo – Are the open arms a sign of utter helplessness? IF YOU DON’T BELONG – JOIN IT NOW! 

Crass decision for Crest?

Village leaders didn’t want it – most Cranleigh residents didn’t want it – The Cranleigh Civic Society didn’t want it and neither did most of “Your Waverley’s” Joint Planning Committee… including Farnham councillors including Carole Cockburn featured below.

BUT

Two Cranleigh Councillors did want it! – The Stennett Duo – Jeannette and Stewart! So much so they  rolled off their sun beds in Australia long enough to put an e-mail together to support Crest Nicholson’s  application to build 149 homes in Horsham RoAD  countryside described as “beautiful.” 

Their blessing  helped give  the  all clear for Crest Nicholson to send in the bulldozers!

May residents in the East of the borough think that councillors in the West want to dump unsuitable housing on Cranleigh and the villages around. However, not all are of that view and some think developers, aided and abetted by “Your Waverley’s Planning Officers” are “urbanising” the countryside, and are vociferously opposed! Watch Farnham Councillor Carole Cockburn below.

Despite strong objections from Cranleigh Councillors Mary Foryszewski and Patricia Ellis (bit tongue in cheek because she was part of the “Secret Meeting -Gate” which drew all wannabe developers together to build Cranleigh New Town!

They were both adamantly opposed to the introduction of sewage holding tanks on a new development. They claimed pumping stations  controling effluent into main sewers was “primitive”   in the 21st century.  What would happen if the electricity failed? Councillors  opposed:

  • Parking Courts.
  • Three storey buildings – ignoring The village Design Statement.
  • An Urban, poorly designed and unimaginatively designed development.
  • Removal of some of the  small one bedroom properties, to increase the size of others so they would meet the Government standards of 50 sq metres. 18 in the original scheme now down to 24.
  • Narrow roads (which it is doubtful would ever be adopted?) Which would lead to cars parked bumper to bumper.
  • The respect for existing neighbours in Horsham Road and Hitherwood had not been properly assessed.
  • A development  –  more about “profit than people.”

It was described as “A rotten apple in the whole bunch of planning applications that were proposed in Cranleigh. “A Carbuncle of a development imposed on a beautiful field.” With “primitive” sewage treatment.

Screen Shot 2016-10-23 at 10.57.20.png

You’ve heard of Wikileaks – well now its Cranleighleaks!

Sing-along to Happy days are here again… 

No, not the  leaks you are more used to hearing from the Waverley Websters – “the secret antics of Waverley folk!”

THIS ONE IS NO SECRET, IN FACT, THE OPPOSITE!

Screen Shot 2016-10-21 at 20.50.30.png

As if the poor beleaguered village of Cranleigh doesn’t have enough problems with being described by some as –  Stinksville – due to the all-pervading smell of sewage wafting over the village, boasts  high house prices and more coffee shops than Notting Hill. Just as well really because for some  Flat Whites are all they can drink. 

We  blogged more than a month ago about the  thousands of bottles of water being delivered by Thames Water lorries to residents due to a huge break-down in the water supply.  – Schools and businesses closed!  Road chaos, and the march of the angry great unwashed!

Now…

The area of Elmbridge in West Cranleigh,  under siege from  developers and shortly to host many hundreds of new homes, looks like this: And… it’s not the only place.

Screen Shot 2016-10-21 at 21.03.45.png

Water, water everywhere – pictured in Elmbridge Road.

Villagers can thank their lucky stars they have the Cranleigh Civic Society watching out and speaking , no, more like SHOUTING,  up for them – because “Your Waverley’s ” Planners don’t  give a damned and are just piling on the agony!

Now come all you over here in Farnham, and… in 

Godalming, Haslemere and all the villages around – spare a thought for poor old Cranleigh?

We know you all have problems of your own including the odd Judicial Review, but take a minute and click on the Cranleigh Society’s website and read for yourselves what that poor village is suffering – and…

the development of the first 800 of 1,500 houses hasn’t  even begun yet! Though we have heard that Crest Nicholson of “Rip off Britain” fame is just about to start throwing up homes in the Horsham Road, complete with sewage holding tanks – to gently drip into the main sewers, due to lack of capacity!

Happy days are here again?

Chttp://www.cranleighsociety.org/2016/10/21/burst-pipes-cranleigh/

Extract your digits Waverley Planners – and either approve a new community at Dunsfold… or…kick it out!

Listen to Crazy Frog to get in the mood for – The Final Countdown.[/audio

Screen Shot 2016-10-20 at 15.06.11.png

Screen Shot 2016-10-20 at 17.28.12.png

Screen Shot 2016-10-20 at 17.28.55.png

It is now almost  a year since a planning application for 1,800 homes was submitted by Dunsfold Airport to build a new community on a brownfield site on the Surrey/Sussex border!

A Borough-wide Consultation, has followed a borough-wide Consultation followed by, yes you guessed it,  yet another  borough- wide Consultation! …

It’s a bit like the third  runway at Heathrow… but no surprises there when you think about it because Dunsfold Park has a runway or two!

The Applicant has stayed pretty shtum this time round, responding only when poked, prodded and provoked into doing so. Which is quite unlike the Flying Scotsman we have come to know and …. well, yeah, we know he’s not exactly beloved locally. Funny that, developers, estate agents and the tax man, they’re all social pariahs! Looked down on by others who feel superior because they earn their living doing something else.

Why is that? After all, we all need someone to build the houses we want and need to live in, someone to buy and sell those houses for us and, much as we hate to admit it, someone has to collect the taxes we all begrudge paying. Yes, they’re dirty jobs but someone has to do it or we’d be up S**t Creek! 

We at Waverley Web are getting a bit tired of being accused of flying the flag for the Flying Scot. We’ve said it before but we’ll say it again, the Waverley Web has no affiliation to any developers, all we care about – and we really, really, really, really do care passionately about it – is that development happens in the right place: not on our precious, ever diminishing green fields but on brown fields, like, yeah, you guessed it, Dunsfold Park.  If anyone out there can show us a bigger or better brown field, ripe for development we’re all ears!

Unlike PoW and its supporters, we care passionately about the future of the ENTIRE borough not just one little corner of it which is why we say:

Screen Shot 2016-10-20 at 15.01.39.png

Even one of our local MPs, JeremyHunt, has come out in somewhat begrudging favour – saying the world is a different place now to what it was when he led the anti-campaign back in 2009. OK, you know he didn’t lead it and we know he didn’t lead it – was led by the nose by Stop Dunsfold Park New Town more like – but he’s a politician and, as we all know, they have very selective memories.

Screen Shot 2016-10-20 at 23.07.42.png

Another long standing opponent, Anne Milton MP, has stayed shtum, because she’s stuck between a rock and a hard place! Mrs Milton, who has made no secret of her opposition to Dunsfold Park in the past, has the misfortune to have a foot in two camps – her constituency covers both Guildford and Waverley and, in development terms, Guildford is even more constrained than Waverley.

In Waverley she’s being lobbied by residents bedeviled by sewage and flooding problems and in Guildford they make no secret of the fact that they think Waverley should take some of their housing allocation! The former Nurse, our very own Florence Nightingale, has let it be known she’s ‘worried sick’ and doesn’t know if she’s on her head or her heels as she rushes around her ward taking the local temperature at regular intervals.

So where are we?

  • We have towns like – Farnham, Godalming and Haslemere – calling for even more development at Dunsfold Airport.
  • We have had the villages of Alfold, Bramley, Chiddingfold, Dunsfold and Hascombe plastering anti-Dunsfold New Town propaganda far and wide; not to mention the Bramley-Babes throwing themselves in front of cars on the A281 persuading every Tom, Dick and Harriet commuting between Horsham and Guildford to object to development at Dunsfold Park in order to Save Our Children, Stop Pollution, Stop HGVs, etc, etc, etc, tick whichever box on a postcard that most appeals, or, better still, tick every box! It’s a multiple choice bonanza that ensures PoW wins every time.

Funny that PoW has no problem with or objection to the massive building programme going on just across the border in Horsham, nor the Amlets Lane, Crest Nicholson, Berkeley Homes and Knowle Park Initiative developments in Cranleigh. It appears all they care about is stopping development at Dunsfold.  Could it be  that it’s not actually about the development  but about the developer?

Is it because he’s a Scot? Surely not, that would be racist and PoW never breaks the law … Or is it because he might make a lot of money out of building houses? Surely not … PoW supporters are some of the biggest earners in the county – or so we’ve been told by a Mole! 

But, whatever it is, people just need to get over it! And the Joint Planning Committee needs to get into the Council Chamber – all of them, not just the measly minority that have been turning out in recent months – the whole damned lot. And if those Cranleigh Councillors who have been sunning themselves down under can’t be bothered to pack their bags and come home, they can send their resignations on a postcard because this is one occasion when we really wish they were here – doing the job they signed up for!!!

Screen Shot 2016-10-20 at 16.10.39.png