Getting into top gear at Dunsfold Airfield.


Briefly, Dunsfold Aerodrome wants to extend the ‘temporary’ use of the airfield for such events as BBC’s Top Gear and the popular driving experience days called Everyman. Planning permission has now been granted.

No doubt because it isn’t getting anywhere fast attempting to build the first phase of the 1,800 homes granted by ‘Your Waverley ‘ let alone the second, third, fourth etc …?

It has secured planning permission from Waverley Planners, the full council, A Government Inspector, and the Secretary of State for Communities for a new community. But that isn’t sufficient for the anti’s because they have now appealed to the High Court for leave to Judicially Review the decisions. Then, of course, there is always, His Holiness The Pope, and of course God?

So no homes are being built, scuppering Waverley’s hopes of achieving some sensible housing figures.

But in the meantime – for a further three-year period we can all enjoy motoring events.

Well, that is until the Anti’s start objecting to the noise?

Funny that there isn’t an objection from Protect Our Waverley? Oops, we forgot! They objected to the loss of the aviation events because they are so popular with the locals! The very same locals who have been objecting to Top Gear since the day it arrived there, so we understand!


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Of course, this objector sits on the A281 Horsham to Guildford Road and identifies that every “filthy truck” comes from Dunsfold Aerodrome. And the “cheap warehousing” isn’t delivering to her Bramley home!

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What a Cranleigh man thinks about Waverley’s Consultation on Part 2 of the Local Plan.


Here’s yesterday’s postNo doubt POW – the Protect Our Little Corner of Waverley will have its say on this one?

Here’s a letter sent by a Cranleigh man a few days ago to Waverley’s Chief Executive Tom Horwood. Nothing changes at ‘Your Waverley’s tacky towers!

From: Adrian Clarke
Sent: Tuesday, May 29, 2018 8:36 PM
To: Tom Horwood
Cc: Terence Stewart ; Brock Karen ; Middleton Gill ; Holland Niki ; Marks Miki ; Bryant Richard CCS ; Littlewood Diane Cranleigh ; Sue Civic Society ; Kately Michael CCS ; Milton MP Anne ; Julia Potts ; Povey Andrew ; Elizabeth Sims ; Gayle Wootton ; Michelle Morley
Subject: Re: Local Plan Part 2 consultation events

Dear Tom,

This reminds me of the first “Local Plan Consultation” Waverley organised for Cranleigh, back at the time when Waverley Borough Councillors were having secret meetings with developers about opening up Cranleigh for new housing (that was all exposed by the Surrey Advertiser at the time).

Waverley arranged for some sort of mobile van to park outside the south-west side of the leisure centre (where the police cars now get parked). No one I spoke to after the event knew anything about it, even the parish councillors I asked. It only came to light because, when challenged by the Surrey Advertiser, Waverley claimed that was what they had done as a “public consultation” exercise.

So arranging this next “event” in an obscure room in the Arts Centre (instead of in the Village Hall or in the Band Room for example), and not effectively publicising/marketing it, is just another example of the way that the Leadership at Waverley keeps everything in secret.

Whoever looks at ? Do you really think that hard-pressed villagers would regularly check into that obscure website link? If you stopped and asked 100 villagers in the High Street in Cranleigh if they even knew about that link, in your wildest dreams, do you really think anyone would say “yes”?

And what makes you think that Cranleigh villagers would go to view other “events”? Knowing of course that it is most unlikely that they would ever hear of them anyway?

Shame on you.

Kind regards,



P.S. The Waverley Web exposed the series of secret meetings held between WBC and the Cranleigh developers who are now either building in Cranleigh or are sitting on their consents keeping them warm! And then The Sorry Advertiser followed with an article! The Cranleigh councillors involved in those meetings are still borough councillors! They include  – Patricia Ellis; Stewart Stennett, Jeanette Stennett, and Mary Foryszewski. The late Brian Ellis was also there.

No doubt POW – the Protect Our Little Corner of Waverley will have its say on this one?

A couple of months ago the owner of a plot on the Lydia Park site below was given planning permission for ‘equestrian use’ from a new access from Stovolds Hill Road. The site is adjacent to Lydia Park, between Alfold and Dunsfold but in the parish of Bramley!

This week the very same site is included in Part 2 of the Local Plan. But this time it is stated that it has “the potential to make a significant contribution to meeting traveller needs in Waverley.” Not the needs of horses!

But haven’t the three sites which already make up the largest concentration of gipsies in the country already made a “significant contribution to traveller sites” in Waverley? Will a fourth site and a new access onto the land, marked red not open the floodgates into the remainder of that site, which is also owned by Lydia Park residents? Will further sites, also “contribute to meeting the future needs” of the many hundreds of gipsies and travellers already residing at Hill Tops, New Acres (a transit site) and Lydia Park?

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Another one in Dunsfold?

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And… as Cranleigh doesn’t have its very own Gipsy and Traveller site- just one solitary pitch set up one night in Knowle Lane, without planning permission. Then granted on appeal. Could it too now be about to become the Cranleigh New Town’s very own gipsy & traveller site?

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This excerpt from the Site Allocations document included in the link below mentions 9 sites. The remainder are in Farnham – ‘hardly borough wide?’ Pity the Planners don’t know how to spell Gipsies – or perhaps GY SPIES  is a new type of ethnic group? 

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More Gypsies and Travellers could be on their way to Farnham Dunsfold and Cranleigh if the Local Plan part 2 is approved.

The funny old world that is ‘Your Waverley!’

There are well tried and tested planning rules and regulations that are laid down for us ALL to live by – aren’t there?

Like taking enforcement action TWICE against a Wonersh man who built an island in a lake for the ducks to nest on! 

Or enforcement action was taken against a Farnham man who built a stable block a little too high and was forced to remove the roof – or all those innocent young couples who added the odd dormer window or went a few inches over their boundary and met your iron fist!

So… please Waverley Borough Council explain to the voting fodder of Farnham – and beyond, why major developers appear to be able to do what the hell they like – and the Planners just look the other way?


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Farnham voters show their confidence in the town’s Residents’ Group.

But didn’t the Liberal Democrats do well!

But! … Oh dear, The Conservatives have been knocked into THIRD place. Is it a sign of things to come?

Roll on May 2019. Let’s all put Local Democracy back into ‘Your Waverley.’

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Town Council Results.

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