The rape of the Cranleigh countryside continues apace?
With Crest Nicholson revving up its diggers to get onto Horsham Road (149 homes) Cala – or is it a Chinese buyer? now given the final all-clear to build 125 homes on Amlets Park, in Amlets Lane – now its Berkeley Homes turn to rev up the engines to get into Knowle Lane at the back of Cranleigh’s Stocklund Square.
The National house builder is seeking detailed permission to begin the development granted at Appeal for 55 Executive houses in Phase 1 of its 425 dwelling masterplan. This will see the destruction of a huge swathe of countryside developed across the village in the East of the borough that has been dubbed by “your Waverley” as “Poor old Cranleigh.”