Exactly as residents predicted – the new homes consented by Waverley Planners to developers – Thakeham now have a lakeside view.
We hope – for the sake of their new occupants that the waters don’t reach them, as parts of Elmbridge Road go under water.
One local resident popped this picture into our inbox yesterday – saying what others have been saying for years about flood-prone Cranleigh – “how stupid to build on a floodplain immediately opposite a stinking sewage works and adjacent to Cranleigh Waters.”
Former MP Anne Milton who chairs the Cranleigh Flood Frum, called for an investigation after Developers Thakeham Homes representatives were allowed to sit around the planning officers’ table during the meeting when consent was given.
Water, water leaking everywhere – but sometimes, not a drop to drink in Cranleigh and the eastern villages?