Let the burrowing begin..

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. 

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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.

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As you will see there is a very strong presence from Councillors representing Cranleigh!

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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.

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  • 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! Screen Shot 2017-05-22 at 15.24.24.png
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2 thoughts on “Let the burrowing begin..

  1. with the BB’s wonderful gifts to Cranleigh are they giving all this when they start to build or is this going to be yet another promise that will never come to fulfilment and at the end when they have built the monsters messed up the roads, caused chaos with huge lorrys destroyed our lovely high street and surrounding lanes, come the old tale of running out of money and won’t be able to do as promised. It is very well on paper, but that is all it is at the moment and people should remember that

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  2. Well Even Ms Cockburn couldn’t ram this down the thoats of Cranleigh – despite her bullying ways – Don’t get me wrong all for “Girl – Power” But really – does she have to be so damn Rude ??Especially to Mr Hyman and Ms Townsend – Rude & arrogant and if we HAVE to have the JPC run by Farnham and Hindhead it’s about time more in the East kicked up a bit – Watched it twice now and embarressed to say the least.
    It is farily obvious that S106 agreements aren’t worth the paper they are written on – and apart from Waverley – Most Boroughs agree they are useless. How this ever got through as a Phase 1 only is just beyond me – What are the Planners on?? I know they only follow Guidlines but a bit of common sence would be useful

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