Here’s a decision announced today by the Secretary of State concerning development in the Green Belt in our neighbouring borough!
If Dunsfold Aerodrome – the largest brownfield site in Waverley isn’t given the go-ahead by the Secretary of State- it will be a travesty!
Because the man at the top has given the go-ahead to a large development in Effingham, (see below) despite Guildford Borough Council’s refusal!
- He admits it represents inappropriate development in the Greenbelt.
- He admits the development will inevitably result in a very significant degree of reduction to its openness.
- Admits it conflicts with the Effingham Neighbourhood Plan as the site is outside the settlement.
- Admits it is on protected green space.
But, of course, as there is a substantial bung offered by developers for a new school to replace a Surrey County Council School which is deemed “not fit for purpose” – then it’s OK! Isn’t it?
NO WONDER SURREY COUNTY COUNCIL WANT TO CLOSE GREEN OAK PRIMARY SCHOOL IN GODALMING!! Let’s all help save Green Oak Primary School, in Godalming?
Perhaps the Government is just waiting for a developer to come along and build Surrey County Council another new school? Together with a few hundred houses?