But the clever wallers at the county council had their own means of ensuring Waverley’s Portfolio Holder for Environment & Sustainability was silenced. Well, that was before UK Oil & Gas’s planning application to drill in Dunsfold was postponed until the end of June!
Now the county council will have to find another reason to gag Waverley’s first Green Councillor, an educationalist, green socialist and political activist, and editor of The Compass. No doubt he will ensure next time he makes his objection at the hearing on June 29, it won’t be on Waverley’s headed paper!
No determination should be made until site visit restrictions are lifted. Seeing the area, on the ground, is an essential part of any decision-making process – let alone on such a controversial planning application.