When the villagers of Cranleigh heard that their former parish council chairman had a”cunning plan” to change a memorial conservation area into another development site – as if poor old Cranleigh hadn’t enough – they had other ideas.
Their Conservation volunteers joined allotment holders and some of the more enlightened and caring parish councillors and together, with the Cranleigh civic Society – you know the one that consistently speaks up for Cranleigh – they called a public meeting and….
Stopped the “cunning plan” in its tracks!!
Not only did the son of the late Gordon Harvey oppose another alternative use for the memorial field given in memory of his mother the late Beryl Harvey, he was joined by hundreds of others to ensure another green field did not bite the dust.
Now – thanks to a vastly different make-up in the membership of the Cranleigh Parish council the future of the site has been protected – to ensure there will be no land grabbing here!
So now – all is happiness and light in this little corner of Cranleigh. Whilst all around it will be full of bulldozers and earth movers , noise and dust thanks to the determination of the good people of Craneigh – this will remain a little bit of heaven on earth.
You can read all about the latest developments here:
Well done Cranleigh for thwarting this scurrilous attempt to undermine the wishes of a benefactor – may others follow in your footsteps – particularly in Farnham!!