Probably not – so we will answer for them because it’s quite simple really.
PROCRASTINATING FOR YEARS HAS COST THE BOROUGH OF WAVERLEY- OVER ONE HUNDRED MILLIONS POUNDS IN LOST COMMUNITY INFRASTRUCTURE LEVY!
Now the towns and villages right across the borough are reaping the rewards of this failed administration as HGV’s pound along their country roads delivering materials onto green fields to build homes most local people cannot afford. It couldn’t produce a Local Plan – which presently resides with the High Court -awaiting a decision on a challenge – and LP Part 2 which has been postponed – for electoral purposes. Mainly because it proposes too many unpopular sites for development in Haslemere.
IN THE PAST MONTH SEVERAL MAJOR APPLICATIONS HAVE BEEN APPROVED – JUST WEEKS BEFORE THE MARCH 1ST DEADLINE TO INTRODUCE CIL. Which could not be introduced until Waverley had an approved Local Plan.
CIL replaces the former 106 legal agreements for securing money for improved infrastructure.
If developers had waited and paid up it may have gone some way towards compensating for the loss of trees, hedgerows, watercourses, wildlife, open countryside, floodplains and agricultural land from being sacrificed on their alters. But, why would they do that when they are racing towards the finish-line to trouser profits!
At the Full Council meeting, tomorrow Godalming Councillor Paul Follows is demanding answers to the questions laid out below:
Perhaps we could respectfully suggest that it is not the present leader of Waverley Borough Council that should answer his questions – but the previous incumbent – Councillor Robert – Knowless – Member for Haslemere? And, perhaps one or two others should be resurrected or dragged back into the Chamber too? Because they have cost us dearly.