Or perhaps this Trustee who prides himself on knowing the ins and the outs – of how NOT TO PAY – Community Infrastructure Levy** – will convince councillors that it doesn’t really matter if the residential scheme contributes ZILCH towards Cranleigh’s overburdened road and services. And… the scheme has such gravitas that it should be exempt from having to pay…
Surely councillors will be convinced by the ‘Charity’s’ Independent Viability Assessment that argues that it should be deemed that it – (CVHT) – paid between £130/150,000 for the 3.3 acres of land it bought from Cranleigh Parish Council? Land owned by villagers valued by the District Valuer at £250,000 and which it has now valued the land at £412,500 without planning permission, and for which land it actually paid …
land on which it intends to put a building with a gross development value of…
Parish land it exchanged for a parcel of agricultural land – now called The Bruce McKenzie playing field – which is surrounded by a ransom strip, which nobody knew anything about until it was recently revealed by a former parish councillor at a public meeting!
But no doubt when all are safely gathered in at Waverley’s council offices, offices that it may not, in the long term be able to afford – when they hear that almost half a million pounds to mitigate for the effects of a huge pile of concrete in the middle of Cranleigh – together with its accompanying traffic, services, and general upheaval is missing – it is all in a good cause?
To provide 20 community beds for the residents of Surrey County Council, the same council which closed its 56-bed-dementia home at Longfields in Cranleigh, a building which has stood empty for years and which is now derelict!
Will ‘Your Waverley’ help to dig ‘Your Surrey’ out of yet another big hole it dug for itself by closing much-needed old people’s facilities like Longfields in Cranleigh and Cobgates here in Farnham?
Will it help – Private Care Home Provider Mr. Chai Patel- whose company HC-One is 800 million in debt and up for sale – according to press reports?
Can Waverley Planners ignore the thousands of names being added to on-line and paper petitions and the hundreds of objection letters pouring into its Planning Portal?
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Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a charge that local authorities can set on new developments in order to raise funds to help fund infrastructure, facilities, and services, such as schools, transport, and leisure improvements. Some of this money goes to individual parish and town councils. vital