Silly old us! There we were thinking that “Your Waverley” had got its sums right and its Daft Local Plan’s housing figures were as tight as a ducks ar**, in other words – “water tight.”
When… out of the wide blue yonder from over the hills and far away ” here comes a Challenge from La La land – Oh dear!
Time for the Telly Tubbies: https://youtu.be/zPRPvZXnwxI
So all that midnight oil that was burned by planning officers coming up with realistic housing numbers for the boroughs of Guildford, Woking and Waverley was wasted? All those percolators full off the freshly brewed coffee, the sandwich platters, and the advice from all those plumply salaried Consultants?
The very same Consultants who suggested a housing figure for Waverley of over 600 per year and that “Your Waverley” refused to accept, plumping for the lower figure of 519 per year for the next 17 years. Why? Because it didn’t want its Local Plan thrown out again…!
But then of course the villages of Dunsfold, Chiddingfold, Hambledon, Alfold, Bramley, Busbridge, Hascombe, Loxwood and Shalford don’t really give a damned about the countryside of Waverley being covered in concrete do they? They are only concerned that the brown field site of Dunsfold Park may become a new settlement. Otherwise, they might have been joined by all those other parish council’s in “Your Waverley” like Badshot Lea, Wrecclesham, Dockenfield, Frensham, Peper Harow, Witley, Tilford, and the numerous other parishes whose countryside in the West of the borough like those in Ewhurst and Cranleigh have already been sacrificed on the developers alter!
So Dipsy of Dunsfold, Tinky Winky of Chiddingfold, Laa Laa of Hascombe, Po of Bramley and Noo Noo -of Build anywhere other than near us – wake up – because if the Local Plan fails the developers’ siege which is well under way will go into overdrive!