A Cranleigh resident has asked?
Why build another care home in Cranleigh when one lies empty and derelict?
The answer Michaela is quite simple. If you were a cash-strapped local authority would you prefer to:
(a) Continue using a former nursing home that is the most expensive police-dog training site in the country?
(b) buy 16 long-term care beds for the residents of Surrey in a private care home business funded by a private commercial enterprise. Built on land bought from the parish for £1 – and in a building which is being part-funded by the residents of the eastern villages?
(c) Or would you prefer to sell the land which you own – which once housed a facility called Longfields with 56 beds for long-term care, closed due to under-funding for years? Which then enabled you to sell it for squillions to replenish the rapidly diminishing county council coffers?
SIMPLES – NO CONTEST!
Michaela Clarke’s letter is one of many hundreds which can be found on the Waverley Borough Council Website – objecting to yet another application for a Private Care Home in Knowle Lane, Cranleigh.
An appeal has also been lodged against a previous application for a larger facility refused a year ago.