Secretary of State for The Environment & Communities Sajid Javid has GRANTED Dunsfold Airport and the Rutland Group permission to build a new settlement.
The future of BAe’s former home is secure! Following years of controversy – numerous planning applications; two major planning appeals and two planning inquiries, costing the applicants and Waverley taxpayers many millions of pounds!
However, it is Cranleigh New Town, that has now been dealt a double whammy!
Unprecedented Development within a once peaceful rural village – and now without!
Protect Our Waverley; MP’s Jeremy SHunt and Matron Anne Milton; may it forever be upon your heads for the part you played in the blow that you have dealt the village Waverley councillors have repeatedly described as – “poor old Cranleigh.”
This is what your delaying tactics have contributed to!
Here are some of the reasons why The Secretary of State gave his consent to DP.
The provision accords with the Local Plan which he said – is no longer out-of-date.
- The borough’s housing situation has changed “massively.”
- Waverley must now take some of Woking’s unmet need!
- The location, (airfield) can no longer be considered inherently unsuitable.
- He supports the further development of 2,600 homes to relieve the pressure on the borough’s greenfield sites.
- Dunsfold Aerodrome will be a “key contributor to Waverley’s housing need for affordable housing.”
- Waverley’s affordable housing need is “ACUTE!”
- New employment will be provided to an existing business park.
- The Government believes the site “might” provide for 1,000 new jobs giving a huge economic benefit to the borough.
- The Jigsaw School for the Autistic will be able to expand into new premises.
- And.. a new 2 form primary school provided.
- Traffic on the A281 will perform better when the optimum performance settings are operated on the traffic systems.
- There will be no significant impact on the highway network from heavy vehicles.
- No impact on the countryside due to the current use of the site as both a business park and an operational aerodrome. He said: ‘The sensitivity of the landscape character is not high, and “the intactness of the landscape was lost when the aerodrome was created and has little scenic quality.’
- The small amount of ancient woodland to be sacrificed was of poor quality Sycamore trees, and the environment would benefit in the future.
- There are practical solutions to ensure foul sewage and surface water drainage are dealt with appropriately.
- There was no harm to the heritage assets.
This is a comprehensive defeat of the objectors! Who he said were “hypocritical”
This paragraph is taken from the Secretary of State’s Report.
There are a few people who claimed Dunsfold would receive consent over their dead bodies! One is now spinning in their grave, others may soon follow! No names, no pack drill – as we say in the Army!