Here’s what the new housing Portfolio Holder for Planning had to say about the criticism and “hyperbole” being levelled at Waverley for its 5-year housing land supply difficulties.
Just moments after being appointed into her new role as Portfolio Holder for Planning Cranleigh Cllr Liz Townsend told her Executive colleagues…
“Developers are not delivering the housing they have planning consents for – and unrealistic housing targets have been dumped upon all local councils by the Government.”
In the video clip below here’s what the new girl whose head is now on the planning block had to say about that Government Inspector’s decision. A decision which had villagers in Alfold reeling – developers celebrating and…
The QC is a planning specialist with particular expertise in planning inquiries and High Court work.
He was nominated for Planning Silk of the Year by Legal 500 for 2020 and won an appeal in Alfold for Catesby Homes 18 months ago when a Government Inspector awarded costs against Waverley Council.
Cllr Townsend delivered a strong rebuke to developers who don’t build out existing consents and on the Tory Government for imposing unrealistic housing targets.
Cllr Liz Townsend, who is a parish, borough and county councillor undertook the heavy-load of Portfolio Holder for Planning and Economic Development yesterday. She is also masterminding the £20m Cranleigh Leisure Centre project and the development at Dunsfold Park. She takes over from Farnham Residents’ Cllr Andy MacLeod who now becomes Portfolio Holder for Planning Enforcement.