A Government Commission says councils ‘should shame developers of the worst housing plans.’

Maybe, just maybe, ‘Your Waverley’s’ planning officers should take a good look at a report due this week.

‘That council should make an example of ugly building design and that communities should be given greater input to ensure better quality homes.’

The Buiding Better, Building Beautiful Commission (BBBBC) would have a field day in the borough of Waverley. A local authority which has, in the past consistently and completely ignored the public’s concern for the type and style of new development which is being literally “dumped” on their doorsteps, many of which are in rural and semi-rural villages.

The Commission has concluded that while the current planning system can deliver beautiful places to live, it does so, “rarely.” And, residents should be given a greater voice.

Both wannabe prime ministers, Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt are dodging the housing crisis by failing to set out sufficiently ambitious plans to tackle the housing shortage. Though here at the WW we suspect their spin doctors are advising them to steer clear of the thorny issue of building more AND BETTER homes. Particularly here in Farnham which is currently being swamped?

So Waverley Borough Council – the Government’s message to YOU is: SAY NO TO UGLINESS.

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How’s about your NEXT LISTENING EXERCISE – IN ADDITION TO OIL EXPLORATION AT DUNSFOLD – START LISTENING TO THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE TO LIVE IN, OR NEAR SOME OF THESE UGLY NEW BUILDINGS?

If you have wondered how difficult it is to get robust planning decisions at ‘Your Waverley’ watch this clip.

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