As developers fall over one another in a pincer movement to turn little old Alfold into a new town “Your Waverley ‘ finally – issues a STOP NOTICE on the works at the Wildwood Golf Club.
Despite the parish, borough, county councils and the MP being bombarded with complaints from villagers – including Alfold’s very own Mole, the new owners of the club on the A281 at Alfold Crossways – just ‘Carry On Regardless!’
Despite a Temporary Stop Notice being issued by Waverley Enforcement Last Wednesday – the Diggers are still on-site and merrily Dig – dig – digging away.
BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR ALFOLD?
At first, villagers were ecstatic because they believed they were going to get the Professional Golf Association (PGA) HQ, a 27-hole golf course, a hotel with a spar for the locals and 39 golf lodges as part of a planning consent given ten years ago. Now they are not quite so sure? As the land being cleared – has nothing to do with the extant permission for the golf development it is closer to THE NUTSHELL – a site which is now either owned or on which the developers have an option, for yes – you guessed folks – MORE HOUSING
Now the new owner’s flash Jag has swung into Alfold with some big VERY BIG plans. – Sedat Peker is a very interesting individual. Full of Eastern promise as part of Peker Holdings Ltd. based in Cobham – and recently quoted as saying: Do read his Wikipedia profile, we have provided a link.
Or as an Alfold Mole would say:
“A 9 Hole Golf course!!! Looks like the Nutshell are in on this and will sell their Brownfield land for housing along with the 9 hole/Car parks etc and we will have an application for hundreds of new Homes. They can then carve up the rest of the Farmland for sale and we will have lost this wonderful asset – one of the few we had in this village.”
This Wikipedia profile makes very interesting reading. If any of our followers have ever wondered why the Waverley Web remains anonymous – then here’s your answer!!
Interesting! Very interesting!
But no worries. According to Turkish businesswoman Mrs Aysegul Peker, there will be plenty of goodies for the locals in the NEW BIG WILDWOOD URBAN SETTLEMENT bag. Because she intends to donate some of the 230 acres back to the community, so will consult residents to find out what they would like to see that land used for.
A spokesman for Mrs Peker said: “She wants to give back some of the lands for a school, community centre, playground or something that the residents here currently need.
Now! Where have the locals in Alfold heard that one before?
“Whether that be 10, 20 or 30 acres. Whatever the residents want she will try to deliver,” she says.
Groundwork construction on the hotel has already begun on the site.
Surrey County Council was due to issue a Temporary Closure notice on the Footpath to yesterday THURSDAY. However, walkers tell us it is not yet in force. Once granted the well-trodden path by villagers will be across Pickenswood Copse a site covered by restrictions as an (ASNW and Tree Preservation Order site)