THEY WON’T STOP UNTIL THEY GET THIS RESULT! AND SOD THE REST OF THE BOROUGH!
Why the hell is that Sorry newspaper which now only sells a handful of rags siding with the duplicitous Protect our little Corner … over Dunsfold Aerodrome?
In a recent publication, Tom Phillips quotes Bob Lees, PoW’s Chairman, at length before going on to state: ‘PoW has campaigned against the development of Dunsfold Park and other schemes they deem “unsustainable” throughout Waverley.’
What? What? WHAT? OTHER SCHEMES? FARNHAM’S EAST STREET – THE WOOLMEAD? THE HOPFIELDS? BACKWARD POINT IN EWHURST? THAKEHAM HOMES IN CRANLEIGH?
Where the hell did Mr Phillips get that idea from? Nothing could be further from the truth.
As mentioned in an earlier post, the only two schemes PoW reference on their website are Dunsfold Aerodrome and Springbok – both in their backyard, between Alfold and Dunsfold. It has expressed absolutely no interest whatsoever in any of the widespread development that is taking place a mere hop, skip and a jump away in ‘Poor Old’ Cranleigh and as for Godalming, Haslemere and Farnham, they might as well be on another planet.
If the Sorry Advertiser did even the most minor spot of investigative reporting it would know that PoW ostensibly set up to protect ‘Our Waverley’ in reality, is only interested in a very small corner of ‘Their Waverley’! It has a handful (300) followers and no locust whatsoever for its claim to represent ‘a very large and continually growing number of Waverley residents’. It is, quite simply, the bastard sprog of Stop Dunsfold Park New Town, ruthlessly intent on ensuring nothing ever happens at Dunsfold Aerodrome. However, great thought went into the christening arrangements and ‘Protect our Waverley’ was carefully chosen to create an illusion of inclusion and caring. Ostensibly, It claims to be interested in protecting the entire Borough but scrape the surface and you discover a small group of rabid, determined individuals dedicated to a spot of social engineering that will ensure the ‘sink housing estate’ that one of its members and Chairman of Hascombe Parish Council, OJ, sneeringly referred to at the Public Inquiry into the scheme, is never built within 10 miles of their members’ double fronted multi-million properties with their in & out drives.
And before the usual suspects start bouncing up and down, telling us we’re Dunsfold Park stooges and funded by the Flying Scot and lots of other hysterical slurs, we would like to remind everyone that the Flying Scot no longer owns Dunsfold Aerodrome. It was sold to Trinity College Cambridge so the suggestion that wee Jimmy is going to ‘fill his boots’ at Dunsfold is a long way short of the mark. And – we hardly think TCC is going to fill our boots either!
All we care about, here at the Waverley Web, is that homes should be built in the best place possible in all of the circumstances and, here in Waverley, the best place is on the largest brownfield site in the borough. adjacent to an A-road, which is considerably more sustainable than all the development that’s going on in poor old Cranleigh.
As for the Farnham argument, it just won’t wash! Farnham has some of the most congested roads in the county. Come over here and breathe our AIR, but don’t come if you suffer from ASTHMA.
Of course, some might argue that all PoW is doing – with the aid of the Sorry Ad – is exercising its democratic right to protest but, make no mistake, there is something sinister about an organisation that not only perpetuates lies but is supported in those lies by a local paper that either can’t be bothered to check its facts. Or, perhaps, it’s the malign influence of Rupert Howell, a senior mover and shaker at Trinity Mirror Group who own the Sorry Advertiser. Regular readers will be aware that Mr Howell has been struggling – for years – to sell his country estate, which just happens to sit cheek by jowl with Dunsfold Aerodrome. Of course, we’re not suggesting he’s bitter and twisted but his wife was a leading light of the Stop Dunsfold New Town Brigade …