Members of Waverley Borough Council’s Joint Planning Committee are pictured below just after they took off their waders on a site visit to a notorious village flood plain. Thakeham Homes will undoubtedly be given planning consent to build another shedload of homes in Elmbridge Road, Cranleigh.
The application which was deferred in July will be consented by the Joint Planning Committee, no doubt under the Chairmanship of Peter – never turn an application down if you possibly can (‘unless it has a fence around it’) Isherwood (Conservative) Hindhead on September 25.
The landowner, who once owned strings of Polo ponies was reported to the RSPCA as horses were up to their knees in mud and water. The site, adjacent to the Cranleigh Waters and the Wey and Arun Canal, is under water most of the winter months.
As you can see they were all issued with special gear to get them home and dry and all set to stick their mitts in the air to ensure yet another development is shoved through by council planning officers over there in the East of the borough.
Sadly as you can see from the picture here a few went missing – swept away on a tide of their enthusiasm for the scheme no doubt… anyone who wants to buy a set of waders – should apply to Your Waverley at the Burys, Godalming.