If you need convincing that Councillor Mary Foryszewski isn’t fighting hard enough to Care for Cranleigh then watch the poor woman’s performance at a recent meeting of “Your Waverley’s” Joint Planning Committee. (At the bottom of this post.)
She said she could “cry” and “weep” at the way the East of the borough is turning, (freudian slip, the… “town … I mean village of Cranleigh” into one great big building site.
Watch her below fighting to persuade her Waverley JPC colleagues not to allow planning conditions imposed by a Government Inspector to be varied on Berkeley Homes’ scheme for 425 homes in Cranleigh to be varied with their blessing.
Along with her parish council colleague Councillor Richard Bryant, who addressed the meeting from the public gallery earlier, she said they wanted to ensure that the work on the bridges over the Nuthurst and Littlemead streams were constructed first. This could ensure the site off Knowle Lane and backing onto the high street would not flood, or the area around. Both also spoke of their concern that all the construction traffic for Phase 1 would access Knowle Lane through the high street rather than via Alfold Road into Elmbridge Road which accesses Phases 2,3, and ….
Needless to say…
… if you listen to the clip below, Muppet Mulliner (Con; Haslemere East and Grayshot ) has got it wrong and the planning officer points this out to him, that actually it is not until Phases 2, 3 and 4 are built that the bridges will be constructed.
So that’s alright then. Build 55 expensive homes on fields that have flooded – sell them, because now the Berkeley Bunnies have no restrictions preventing them from doings so… and, if and when, the rest of the affordable homes are built they cannot actually be occupied until the bridges have been built. Oh! and let’s not worry about nearby properties and the shops in Stocklund Square!
Let’s all hope the rains don’t fall on them there plains on “Poor Old Cranleigh,”in the meantime?
Both streams regularly flood and Cranleigh was under water, according to records, in 1968, 1981, 1985, and several times since.
https://www.youtube.com/embed/GbTjyRI-TIQ?rel=0?ecver=1 Sorry chaps the b****rs have removed that section of the video so now you will have to watch the whole meeting here:https://youtu.be/UNJnfM1kN1A