Residents have decided they will not sit idly by and watch Godalming become Godawfulming or become part of Greater Guildford.
So they have put together a 72-page dossier that ‘Your Waverley’ will have to weigh-in rather than register!
Waverley’s new boy – Councillor Paul Follows – is it only six months since he was elected – seems like years – is, quite obviously, having an impact on the town he serves. Because the good folk of Godalming are in fight-mode and planners may find it more difficult to support the spread of concrete across the green belt than they first thought? The proposed and combined development – a further 200 plus homes for Guildford would be the largest single expansion of the Godalming settlement boundary.
At a stroke, it would increase the population of Godalming by 4-5% and 8-10% taking the Guildford site into consideration.
Residents say the proposed development by Ashill in Eashing Lane ‘will have profound and long-lasting consequences for the whole of Godalming as well as the surrounding immediate area.’
You can read here why Godalming residents are so incensed by the bid to build 200+ homes on a site which has been included in the Local Plan, by rolling back the green belt.
WW wonders why the Tory councillors were so silent about the land being included in the Local Plan in the first place?
Godalming Ashill Development is getting the bumsrush from residents.
Here’s the link to the 79 Page Objection Letter
Ignore the people of Godalming at your peril Waverley Planners!
Godalming Town Council will consider the application at the Town Council Meeting on Thursday 6th September at the Waverley Council Chamber.
2 thoughts on “Godalming residents show Waverley residents how objecting to development in the green belt should be done.”
Do developers want to kill Godalming like they are currently killing Cranleigh?
Perhaps Cranleigh’s borough councillors should have thought twice, even three times before they took part in secret meetings with a host of developers urging them to provide more footfall in Cranleigh High Street. A high street that we understand from one of our followers is on its knees?
Perhaps you could tell us more?
We understand it is fast becoming a cross between a great big building site and a lorry park. But no doubt the residents over there will vote the same old, same old, back in?