Isn’t it strange that Crest Nicholson is taking a leaf out of traders books who charge £1.99 instead of £2 to make us think it’s cheap?
Last time the developer sought planning permission for housing it asked for 149 – now under construction, and now hot on its heels and at next week’s Joint Planning Committee it will surely agree to another 119! But it’s ploy, (which, also avoids an Environmental Impact Assessment) isn’t fooling the residents of Cranleigh New Town.
Because they are royally hacked off at the very thought of yet another shedload of little boxes, covering the countryside of their once rural village on the Surrey/Sussex border!
BUT – they can console themselves that Cranleigh Chamber of Trade & Commerce is fully behind Cranleigh New Town saying it wants more footfall!
You can watch the meeting on the council’s webcast, if it’s working, on Monday at 7pm.
There are so many local objections, including th Parish Council, to the latest Crest Nicholson scheme for the huge estate between the Downs Link and rear of 120-132 Horsham Road with buildings like this: that we would need a week to list them: Suffice to say this, and other recent permissions have:
- Rendered the Cranleigh Neighbourhood Plan, USELESS!
- Waverley has ignored local views; Cranleigh has become Waverley’s dumping ground for new homes; Lack of infrastructure, including jobs; sewage treatment; et, etc, etc,
Trees, including ancient woodland has, and is being removed. Previous conditions imposed by the planners have/are being ignored; concerns that roads will not be adopted by Surrey County Counci; application and consultation conducted when residents were away during the summer; councillors intent on pushing everything into the East of the borough;
Impact on local roads, including the junction of Horsham and Ewhurst Roads will be huge; Still only one access road for 270 homes (Nightingales (an existing development) has three accesses to support 300 homes!
Cranleigh is clogging up with traffic, access onto A281 over one-way bridges! No sixth form education; Sewerage will not cope; more burst pipes? Sh1t pits will be used to monitor flow; lack of car parking and so it goes on…
And.. as we, at the Waverley Web, have said many times, Dunsfold has its own solar farm generating huge amounts of electricity; a bio-digester, employment; and will have infrastructure including schools to cut down traffic congestion. It is putting almost £50m into the road network, medical, leisure, and numerous other facilities and improvements, both there and in Cranleigh!
And you won’t be surprised to hear that Chief Planning Officer Liz the Biz and her henchmen recommend approval – and you can bet your bottom dollar – it will be GRANTED. How much do you bet Councillors Goodridge and Band will be the first to stick their mits in the air? Cranleigh new town has ARRIVED! Oh! and there’s plenty more land, owned by the Cook family of Vachery, where that came from!