Make a date with Pattie on Waverley’s YouTube channel – 6 p.m. on Wednesday 24 February?
Erection of a 64 Bed Care Home, 16 community beds and 14 flats off Knowle Lane Cranleigh.
Surely, her perverse and myopic view cannot be due to the fact that she and her late husband, both former parish councillors who (a) agreed to parish land being swapped for £1 – without seeking a mandate from the public, could it? BIG MISTAKE!
or (b) failing to take The District Valuer’s advice on his valuation of £250,000 for the land? Even BIGGER bloody MISTAKE!
Or maybe it was (c) that while the deceased former Chairman, Brian Ellis (Aka – “they will build homes at Dunsfold over my dead body.” ) agreed to change the wording of the Legal Covenant to make it more open to abuse? COLOSSAL MISTAKE!
Or perhaps it was (d) because the parish council flatly refused to take the land back after the Cranleigh Village HOSPITAL Trust failed to build a HOSPITAL on the land after their five years were up? EXTRAORDINARY, SHOCKING – ALMIGHTY MISTAKE!
Or perhaps, having supported past plans – in all their guises – and having called it in, despite advice to the contrary on previous occasions – Cllr Patricia Ellis truly believes that what Cranleigh needs is a private nursing home and residential development in the centre of the village? Possibly as a monument to a shed load of mistakes made by herself and her late, unlamented husband and their cronies on the parish council at the time.
Added to which it would be a slap in the face not only for Cranleigh residents, the MAJORITY of whom are bitterly opposed to these proposals but also to those existing parish councillors – who were not a party to Pattie & Brian’s disastrous decisions – and are now trying their damndest to rectify the mistakes of their predecessors.
Seriously, Pattie, you need to stop defending the indefensible and if you can’t help yourself, then just butt out! This is the second occasion you have called in this application after officers had refused it under their delegated powers. So you have sent another shedload of our cash-strapped local authority’s money down the pan!
Or, are you prepared, as is the view of many of your constituents, to sacrifice Cranleigh on the alter of a couple of narcissistic men’s egos?
Here’s a link to the parish council’s most recent letter OBJECTING. May we respectfully suggest to Cllr Ellis, that it might be a good idea to read it?
Better to keep your mouth closed and thought to be a fool than open it and remove all doubt?
P.S Just down the road, is the boarded-up Surrey County Council’s Longfields Residential Nursing Home at Killicks in Cranleigh. A former county council dementia and nursing home for 56 residents lies, rotting away – because it and Surrey Heartlands Trust want to provide a different model of care in future by keeping people, wherever they can, in their own homes. A site now included in ‘Your Waverley’s land availability Assessment for 20 dwellings.
Taken from the top of the Waverley Borough Council Planning Portal. There there are now 458 letters of OBJECTION and a petition and 253 in SUPPORT – many of which are for a HOSPITAL and from as far afield as Jersey!
- Neighbour Response5 February 2021
- Neighbour Response – Pat Shepherd (Object)5 February 2021
- Neighbour Response – Shelly Taylor (Object)5 February 2021
- Neighbour Response – Andrew Stephens (Object)5 February 2021
- Neighbour Response – Terence Smith (Object)4 February 2021
- Neighbour Response – Clive Walker (Object)4 February 2021
- Neighbour Response – Jc Napier (Object)4 February 2021
- Neighbour Response – Reg Marchant (Object)4 February 2021
- Neighbour Response – Shane Marriott (Object)4 February 2021
- Neighbour Response – Christine Makubale (Object)4 February 2021
- Neighbour Response – Charlie Elliott (Object)4 February 2021
- Neighbour Response – Michael Brown (Object)4 February 2021
- Neighbour Response – Julian Croft (Object)4 February 2021
- Committee Call-in Correspondence – Councillor Ellis reasons for referral August 20213 February 2021
- Neighbour Response – Hilary Wilson (Object)3 February 2021
- Neighbour Response – Jane Heathcott (Object)3 February 2021
- Neighbour Response – Linda Halls (Object)3 February 2021
- Neighbour Response – Graham Matthews (Object
And the list goes on, and on. One local warrior has even carried out an exercise to identify where the SUPPORT comes from. Which include numerous family members of Trustees, duplicate letters from Trustees, and many who still honestly believe the Cranleigh Village Health Trust is going to build them a HOSPITAL!
Cllr Ellis’s letter: Dear Kate.
Thank you for your email and whilst I have not predetermined the matter I do believe that should the officers be minded to refuse this application it should be openly considered and determined by committee.
I believe that many of the objections raised with regard to the previous application have been addressed and that the provision of this facility, which is conveniently situated in the centre of the village, will help to alleviate increasing demands on health care facilities and that the community beds will greatly enhance the existing services available to all residents of Cranleigh and the surrounding area.
The provision of on-site accommodation with private en suite bathroom facilities and individual kitchens will be most helpful to those employed within the health care services who currently find it almost impossible to find affordable housing in the area.
Many thanks and regards. Patricia Ellis
Councillor, Cranleigh West.
Here’s the Officers’ recommendation for the virtual Zoom meeting onWednesday 24 February at 6 p.m.– https://modgov.waverley.gov.uk/documents/g3742/Public%20reports%20pack%2024th-Feb-2021%2018.00%20EASTERN%20Planning%20202021.pdf?T=10