Because the WWinathon goes on and on and on – adnauseum!
What a pity Appalled of Awfold, Cheated of Kerchingfold, Disgusted of Dunsfold and Hacked-off of Where-has-all-the-traffic-come-from, don’t stop whinging and do their homework.
In the latest whine-athon published on PoW’s website, on 25 April, the aptly named Bob Lies lives up to his name and accuses Waverley Borough Council of a CIL (Community Infrastructure Levy) Give Away to Dunsfold Park.
In the article, Mr Lies says, ‘Surely it cannot be right that the present Council is giving away the right of a future Council to raise much-needed money for infrastructure from the owner of its largest strategic site … We call on Waverley Borough Council to clearly explain to its residents – Council Tax payers and voters – why it is being so generous to the developers of Dunsfold Park and the owner Trinity College Cambridge, at the expense of the local parishes and the whole Borough?’
As Mr Lies knows full well, for he and his cohorts, not to mention CPRE and PoW’s barrister – The Stinch – have crawled all over Dunsfold Park’s S106 & Infrastructure contributions. The Waverley Web knows because the Waverley Web was hanging from a dusty corner of the council chamber listening to every word! Remember us?
Under CIL, the Borough would be entitled to somewhere in the region of £10-14 million. But under a legally binding S106 agreement between the Dunsfold Developer and WBC, the Borough would be entitled to circa £125 million!!!
Do the math Mr Lies, and the same applies to the Cranleigh Civic Society … but, of course, you don’t want to. You’re much keener to spin the facts and make the Dunsfold Developer and Waverley BC look like the bad guys by pedalling yet more misinformation and blatant lies. We’re the first in line to criticise ‘YW’ but in this instance, Potts & Co have got it right!
According to our mole inside Waverley BC, the Dunsfold Developer and Trinity College Cambridge are currently looking at a shopping list from Waverley BC and Surrey CC that is shaping up as follows:
Pre-school, primary school and secondary school provision £10.5 m
Transport improvements £42 m,
WHO SAYS SIZE DOESN’T MATTER?
Not to mention a host of other sums being dished out to local leisure centres, health centres and anyone else that cares to bring out the begging bowl! And that’s before they even begin to build their own infrastructure and facilities in order to ensure the residents of the new village at Dunsfold Park don’t become a drain on other local communities.
ASK BERKELEY HOMES WHERE IT IS PUTTING £173,000 OF ITS 106 MONIES – A FEE PAYING £30,000 A YEAR PUBLIC SCHOOL? A 3G PITCH – THAT NO DOUBT LOCAL KIDS WOULD GLADLY HAND-OVER THEIR PLAY STATIONS FOR!
So tells us, Mr Lies, how deep into their profits did Berkeley Homes, Cala Homes, Linden Homes – to name but a few of the developers concreting over the Cranleigh countryside – dig? We confess we don’t actually know, but what we do know, courtesy of our Waverley mole, is that it doesn’t even scratch the surface of what the Dunsfold Developer is dolling out!
So, why not live up to your organisation’s name, Mr Lies, and start protecting and protesting about what’s going on in the rest of Waverley rather than just your own little corner of it?! HOW ABOUT MOANING FOR THE FARNHAM AND GODALMING AREAS THAT ARE QUITE LITERALLY BEING STUFFED AND WHERE RESIDENTS ARE CHOKING ON TRAFFIC FUMES!
In the meantime, we at the Waverley Web call upon Bob Lies and his cohorts, not to mention the Parish Councils, why THEY are being so cavalier with Council Tax payers and voters’ money in trying to judicially review the Local Plan? They’ve had their day in court, as it were, challenging the Local Plan and Dunsfold Park’s planning application at a call-in! Now they want to waste yet more of Council Taxpayers and voters’ money – whilst applying to limit their own costs to a mere £10,000 under the ill-conceived Aarhus Costs Rules! It’s an absolute travesty and, we repeat Council Leader Julia Potts’ rant, a shocking waste of Council Taxpayers and voters’ money!!!
AND P.S. We get our information from inside WBC – and we are NOT as you have mentioned the PR Agency for Dunsfold Park. Oh! how we wish!
We wouldn’t be scraping the bottom of the barrel to keep this site going if we were!