Next Wednesday Waverley Planners will decide whether an application for 1,800 homes will get the go ahead – and this time the Planning Officers are recommending approval as the site has already been earmarked for 3,400 homes in the Local Plan.
These are the people who will determine whether Dunsfold Park Limited can build a new settlement of 1,800 houses on the largest brownfield site in the borough of Waverley. Most councillors have visited the site , but there will be some who have never been there before.
By granting the permission on Wednesday Councillors could bring a halt to further development in nearby Cranleigh – where villagers claim they are being “dumped on.” They argue they are without the vital sewage, drainage, road transport, education and other vital services needed to serve over 800 additional homes already approved.
Whilst nearby Dunsfold Park is expected to provide around £27 million pounds worth of improvements to the local infrastructure including over £3m towards new secondary education in Cranleigh most major developments already granted in Cranleigh where developers will contribute diddleysquat, other than a few minor transport and minor road improvements and a few donations to local organisations.