Despite having objected to the creation of any development at Dunsfold Aerodrome almost, since the beginning of time, – Alfold borough councillor Kevin Deanus – now wants a key role in how the new garden village shapes up.
No doubt Cranleigh’s Cllr Patricia Ellis wants to be on the new Project Governance Board too? As wasn’t it her husband, the late Cllr Brian Ellis that was widely reported saying that Dunsfold airfield would be developed over his dead body! Gives credence to the saying – “be careful what you wish for?”
As both were on the former Dunsfold Laison Group – presumably in the hope that they could scupper the development – they now want to have a hand in how the new Government backed garden village develops?
Understandable for Cllr Deanus, as his nearby village will be materially affected by what happens next door. But councillor Ellis? She of whom is no longer a part of the Cranleigh Parish Council brigade?
If anyone should be working with the newly formed board it has to be the Chairman of Cranleigh PC Liz Townsend. Author of Cranleigh’s Neighbourhood Plan and a seasoned and active borough councillor? She is also an Independent spokesman for residents and not in the back pocket of any local developers. If anyone is likely to step on the Flying Scot’s toes its Cllr Townsend – particularly on the environmental impact of the new village.
Cllr Deanus has registered his frustration at not knowing the future make-up of this important board, saying his e-mails go unanswered. You are not the only one Cllr Deanus – so do ours – but then that’s no surprise.
As quoted on the council papers it will be John Ward the leader of Farnham Residents’ who will call the tune. But if the new Waverley Strategic Dunsfold Park Village Governance Board doesn’t include Alfold’s Kevin – there could be fireworks!
So, exactly what is the make-up of the new Board/s? Don’t be shy Cllr Ward?