Our creepy little friend tells us that The Protect Our (Little Corner of) Waverley Group isn’t happy that it lost the No vote for Dunsfold Park’s application to build 1,800 homes on the airfield – and is fuming that Waverley Planners said – YES.
Since that fateful December day – they have been scratching their heads and their scrotums pondering how to overturn that vote and…
low and behold they have found a way to scupper Good Ship Waverley below the water-line, by lodging a Judicial Review – Oh No! Not another JUDICIAL REVIEW!
Regular readers will be aware that its two-pronged attack – brought Matron Milton aided and abetted by Our Jeremy, to the aid of the party, persuaded the Secretary of State to call the application in.
For those who are not up to snuff with legal jargon, a Judicial Review (JR) is a legal challenge of the lawfulness of a decision taken by public authorities at local or central government level.
The key point here is:
- A (JR) is not a re-run of the merits of a decision, but challenges the lawfulness of the decision.
SO- What’s all this about we hear you ask?
Well – it’s a bit like the Brexit Remoaners, just when we thought a decision had been made – at last! They are off again, and again .. and it will not be over until the Fat Lady Slims – in other words millions of pounds of taxpayers money is wasted… again!
According to our insiders Buried deep inside The Burys – it now could pick up the bill for a Judicial Review and a Public Inquiry – a double whammy just as the going gets tough for local authorities, countrywide!
- Without Dunsfold Waverley won’t be able to meet the Government’s housing targets and risks another Daft local Plan biting the dust!
Below is a letter sent to Councillors this week on an application to build on the Green Belt in Elstead. Because, an Inspector has turned the world of Liz “The Biz” Sims and Graham ‘Sick-As-A-‘ Parrot upside down and inside out!
If you follow events in respect of WBC’s 5-year housing land supply read the Inspector’s decision on the Weyburn Engineering site in Elstead and ….
As you will see, even the planning department has insider creepy crawlies entering our little web!
- Schemes are being worked up as we write, to build on the GREEN BELT –
For all our sakes POLCOW either Shut up or put Up- and…
- Thakeham Homes application which has been re-submitted this week to build hundreds of homes in Alfold!
- .Bakers Oates, Gardeners Hill, Faarnham?
- Where were you all when the Weyburn Works in Elstead went to Appeal?
- What about all the schemes covering Badshot Lea and Weybourne?
- Where were you when the Berkeley Homes Application for 425 went to Appeal
- Are you objecting to the Farnham Hopfields?
No, your entire raison d’etre and that of your MP colleagues – is to derail development on the largest brownfield site in the borough, Sod the rest of Waverley – which is heading towards meeting its Maker as he prepares to force down our throats an even bigger housing allocation!
The tireless efforts of the high rollers bank rolling the campaign to – Protect Our Little Dunsfold Acres – have decided that:
As some of those who voted in favour of (DP) were not members of the Joint Planning Committee, but substitutes fielded to stand in for those members who either couldn’t attend, – or like Jeannette Stennett- couldn’t vote because she had publicly pre-determined how she intended to vote by announcing it in the Surrey Ad letters page – the 8 to 10 vote in favour of the Dunsfold application, was in fact 5 to 7 against, that is IF … the Council only counted the votes of those who were members of the committee and discounted those who were substitutes.
Yeah, Really, because they didn’t like the result the Dunsfold Bemoaners want…
What’s betting they wouldn’t give one jot if the vote had gone the other way!
However, this is where ‘POLCOW’ gets down and dirty – it is not contending the vote was unlawful or unconstitutional per se, just that it was unlawful and unconstitutional for substituted members TO VOTE!
Now if they hang their little ‘POLCOW’ hat on that view, then the votes will swing in ‘POLCOW’s favour.
All ‘Your Waverley” has to do to appease them is to amend its record of the vote to demonstrate that permission was refused by 7 votes to 5. In other words – its threat – “no need to worry the Courts as long as you do what we say…
SO if POLCOW is right then..!
Stand by your desks planning officers – all leave has been cancelled as all the wannabe developers refused planning consent will being pouring over the voting records to see whether all the votes counted should have been! And… every campaigning group in the borough that has objected to a consented development will do likewise…