How to obliterate a huge part of the beautiful countryside around Haslemere?

A day or two ago we wrote about the proposed development of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Haslemere that could soon become home to a different species.

Coming to a greenfield in Haslemere soon?

This is one one of the many creatures to lose its home if the developer of Red Court, Scotland Lane, Haslemere is given the go-ahead by Waverley Planners.

Haslemere Town Council will consider the application and make its recommendations on Thursday. Plans have been submitted to ‘Your Waverley’ for the first phase of 50 houses on AGLV (Area of Great `landscape Value) and AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty).

One former Haslemere Town Councillor has effectively called residents opposing the scheme NIMBY’s and serving their personal interests as they live near the site!

Here’s what former Haslemere Town and Waverley Borough councillor Jim Edwards had to say on the Waverley Web:

The developer has indicated this is just a taster for the site with at least another 120 homes to follow. 

Local people predict that the development could have a devastating effect on a large part of the town’s beautiful, protected green landscape that rings the town.
Even worse, if successful, it is clearly stated that the developer’s real plan is to build a total of 180 houses with Phase Two across large sections of southern Haslemere’s ridge of AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with a devastating impact on the neighbouring areas of National Trust Blackdown, Marley Common and the South Downs National Park.

The developer, claiming to be environmentally friendly, has already felled many trees, with hundreds more proposed to be cleared resulting in the displacement of a great many protected and endangered wildlife species. The developers themselves acknowledge that the site is currently a habitat to species including redwing and honey buzzards on the endangered Red List, as well as bats, skylarks, woodcock, hen harrier, greater spotted woodpecker, owls, dormice and slow Scotland Park, if his AONB land is developed. Object to the planning application now: details on⁩ ⁦@MartinHGames

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