‘The battle to stop the development of Dunsfold Aerodrome is over,’ claims POW. But, the war with Waverley is not over yet.
‘there is nothing further we can do to prevent this controversial housing development after losing our legal challenge in the High Court.’
Capt’n Bob Lies, Chairman of the motley crew, claims,
‘It will be a huge disappointment to residents in the Eastern villages and in Guildford and Godalming that the approval for the development of Dunsfold Aerodrome will proceed.’
Typical POW. Typical Capt’n Bob. Utterly graceless in defeat!
Having poured over the Alfold Parish Council’s accounts, one curious regular reader did a spot of maths and sent us the following:
At the last census, Waverley Borough had a population of circa 123,000 and, as we all know, POW likes to boast ad nauseum that it ‘represents a very large and continually growing number of concerned local residents.’
Like hell it does! According to Crystal Tipps Weddells’ cash books. She banked
for POW’s campaign during 2017/18. If you discount a single, measly donation by POW themselves and nine contributions from the Parishes – which came from their Precepts, not the voting public – that goes down to…
just 89 donations from members of the Waverley public.
Now, correct us if we are wrong, but surely that means…
… a mere 0.07% of Waverley residents dipped into their pockets to support POW and its aims?
So much for POW claiming to represent ‘a very large and continually growing number of concerned local residents’ … laugh, We nearly peed our pants when our readers’ calculator spewed out …
So having wasted shed-loads of Taxpayer funds on behalf of 0.07% of Waverley residents it doesn’t even have the humility to offer the other 99.3% of local residents an apology for the many hundreds of thousands of pounds it has cost them, at a time when local services are being cut to the bone.
Adding insult to injury, these publically funded wastrels have the cheek to announce in the same breath that it will join the CPRE in seeking leave to appeal in the Court of Appeal against the High Court’s decision that Waverley’s housing requirement, as set out in its Local Plan Part 1 for 590 houses per annum should be maintained, including 83 to cover Woking’s perceived unmet need!
Brace yourselves! Here comes another major legal challenge that, if given the go-ahead will cost the Waverley taxpayer (yes, that’s you!) another shed load of money!
Our suggestion for POW: pack it in and concentrate on an argument you stand a chance of winning: the erection of a bloody great hanger on a green field outside the Aerodrome you so detest.
Or better still, for all our sakes sod off and give this borough a break.