Guildford is already quaking in its boots – believing it will be in the Communities Secretaries firing line for a shed load more homes than its town plan currently proposes – will the same apply to ‘Your Waverley’.
If you read the link below you could be forgiven for thinking we are on the planet Zonk where housing is concerned. Governments/local authorities say one thing, and then do another.
A government White Paper, Planning for the right homes in the right places, could mean that a much higher housing target is imposed.
Under the proposals, unveiled this month, by Sajid Javid the Communities Secretary, the housing target could be increased by a further 40% in some areas, mainly in the South East where average homes cost more than four times average salaries.
According to Guildford Borough Council leader, Paul Spooner’s email, circulated to all GBC councillors, the White Paper: “…is only a proposal for consultation … but the steer from senior ministers is that they expect this to be successfully implemented.”
MP Jeremy Hunt stands up in a public meeting in Waverley and says he will not oppose redevelopment at Dunsfold, and weeks later tells a fellow commuter on the platform at Godalming station, (we have her name and details) says ‘I am opposing homes at DP, and of course I live very near there’. Well that’s a better reason for asking Sajid Javid to call in an application which was democratically approved by YW’ to build on the largest brown field site in the borough… than Anne Milton.
She claims, ‘a couple of hundred homes in Cranleigh would be quite sufficient for the whole of the Eastern area, (what! 1,800 are already approved and 2,000 are on their way.
Beam her up Scottie.
Having used her whip to persuade Javid to call in DP allowing another few million pounds to be squandered and which is now trickling down the boroughs drains. And let’s not forget the extra homes that Javid so badly wants, and which, are now delayed or perhaps scotched altogether, or of course, built on Jeremy’s patch here in Farnham.
Wow – only Monty Python could do better.
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