Ever since Chief Planning Honcho Betty Boot slipped off on a very welcome holiday? Or has she gone AWOL – chaos has reigned over Waverley Towers. The Borough’s Council Chamber has looked more like the trenches every day as Councillors from across the borough hunker down to take a shot at officers’ recommendations to approve developments – or change planning conditions.
Even the Chairmen – David Else – and we know our followers won’t believe it – but now even Peter Isherwood has started to say …
N..O… SPELLS NO!
- WW wonders? Is it the forthcoming Waverley Borough Council elections that are sending a chill wind from the East up their ever flaring angry nostrils?
- Is it that smart, new boy on the block from Godalming – who is appearing all over the borough in a bid to uncover local opinion before he quaffs his hat at the planning officers and does their bidding, or doesn’t as the case may be?
- Or is it the threat that has hung over Farnham since the Surrey County Council elections – since the Farnham Residents bagged seat?
- Or, could it possibly be – that they are starting to smell the concrete and the exhaust fumes in their own backyards?
Thank God, the planners can rely on Good old Groucho Goodridge to approve anything, anywhere, anytime – as long as it isn’t on his Wonersh patch, doesn’t move and is ready to attract concrete!
Come back Betsy, your planning committees are getting above themselves. They are starting to represent the people of Waverley, the voting fodder who elected them rather than hanging onto the coat-tails of Government planning policy, meeting your housing targets whilst fearing your ever-present boot up their backsides!
IS IT TIME TO GET BACK TO WORK LADY.