Not Tonight Josephine – but Wednesday – Waverley Planners – will view the detailed drawings and Reserved Matters – concerning the first phase (55) of the Berkeley Bunnies new 425 home burrow – on the former Bonham Trust Land behind Stocklund Square in Cranleigh.
The mainly two storey dwellings will be three, four and five bed homes with access onto Knowle Lane.
Along with all the other developers in Waverley, they have convinced officers, and members alike, that the two and a half storey homes are just that. Well – just go and view other Crest Nicholson/Berkeley developments and see what you think. They are three storey houses in everything but name.
As you will see there is a very strong presence from Councillors representing Cranleigh!
Here’s what the parish council – the local watchdog – has to say, will anyone take one blind bit of notice… here come the diggers!
- Strong concerns over the movement of construction traffic on Knowle Lane.
- The dwellings are higher than those planned forAmlets Lane and the pitched roofs are considered to be too steep and should be reduced.
- The proposed footpath is inadequate for pedestrians as there is only adequate space for one person.
- This is a wetspot, highlighting flash flooding in the area at the carnival in 2016.
- The roads are too narrow and should be made wider to support passing traffic.
- The proposed garages would obstruct the highway, causing a lack of space for access.
- Object to the ornamental entrance gate as the site must be inclusive, not exclusive. This also includes the brick wall which would create a separation and social exclusion from Cranleigh.
- The SuDS scheme is not yet agreed and would need to be heavily relied upon.
- Members would like a CEMP to be made a condition of this application.Additional response:
- – Gate should be removed from the entrance
- – Estate roads are too narrow, and cars will parkalong them restricting access for emergencyvehicles and refuse collection lorries.
- – Plots 4, 51, 52 and 53 are 45% higher thanneighbouring properties. The two storey houses have been increased to make the three storey houses look less intrusive.
- – Plots 4 and 51 are within a metre of the pavement, making them appear as gateways which would cause harm to the character and appearance of the lane as appears urban.
- – Plots 4, 51, 52 and 53 are located opposite Snoxhall Fields ASVI and would be harmful as too bulky and large.
- It is contrary to the Cranleigh Design Statement.
- and.. last but not least.. the transport Statement refers to a roundabout being built to service a new private nursing home (formerly intended to be a replacement hospital) but its permission has now lapsed, so the developer should not rely upon this roundabout.
Needless to say – there is no objection from the county highway authority or the flood authority. Surprise, surprise!