We heard from an attendee that business was suspended early at the Springbok Inquiry recently because a planned Punch & Judy Show required the Cranleigh Art Centre stage.
Where did Punch and Judy come from? Why did they become popular at the seaside? Well, Jonathan Cann, a local entertainer and friends could have learned a lot if they had attended the Arts Centre just a bit earlier. They would have found they had much in common with barristers – Robin Green and QC David Elvin who held the stage earlier that day.
‘Oh no you can’t build on a green field in the middle of the countryside’, said ‘Your Waverley’s lawyers and planning experts – ‘Oh yes, we can’ claimed Thakeham Homes’ avuncular barrister who nearly busted his braces in his attempt to persuade Government Inspector Richard Clegg that Alfold would benefit …there would be more buses, people, children, old folks and most important – seafarers from around the globe making their way to: …
A 60 unit independent living care facility, with 20 associated bungalow following demolition of the existing care home. Erection of 125 dwellings including shop and cafe; all with community facilities including sports pitches, public open space and associated works with the provision of two new accesses – one onto Dunsfold Road and one on to Loxwood Road. Also an outline application for another275 dwellings, a care home, and a primary school with associated open space.
All in a small rural village whose actual settlement comprises just 200 properties! Where sewage overflows, and which experiences regular flooding, power cuts, has few facilities, no school, public transport or health services.
Fortunately for ‘Your Waverley’ the outcome of Thakeham’s appeal had already been pre-determined by Sunny Jim – Councillor Jim Edwards – who, before the hearing even started, piped up and claimed – the Appellant ‘doesn’t have a leg to stand on’ and asked the council for £100,000 to fund the legal team’s fight, because there wasn’t any money in the council coffers! Dumb or what!
Thank God it was left to Councillor Kevin Deanus to speak up for villagers rather than the Welsh fart from Haslemere, Critchmere & Shottermill, who bears a remarkable resemblance to Judy! We heard from a Springbok resident that he, DeAnus that is – ‘did Alfold proud.’ Despite the fact that he is also opposing development a brownfield site just a spit away at Dunsfold Park! WW can’t help wondering where he does want the mounting number of ‘Your Waverley’s’ share of homes to go … probably like Protect Our Little Corner of Waverley – in the Green Belt!
Old Incy Wincy’s been busy dealing with the stuff of other people’s lives around the borough so has been grateful for the locals view of the 8 -day inquiry.
Oh boy has life been busy for ‘Your Waverley’ this week. Legal eagles lined up at the Dunsfold Park Inquiry. Hopping off to get Court injunctions to throw off a train of travellers who rocked up all over Farnham including its Park and the Dogflud Car Park to name but a few. Talk about the ‘Silly Season’ – it gets sillier by the minute!