She knows you know – who to blame for the hole Waverley Planners are in having lost two vital planning appeals – which she claims is a
“total disaster for the borough.”
There she crows pointing at the culprits – the deputy leader of the Tory opposition is in no doubt who to blame – no guesses there then? The Rainbow Coalition?
The councillor for Farnham’s Bourne says Waverley must now grant planning consents for sites that conform with the development plan because…
“Until the borough begins to grant permissions on suitable sites it will lose appeals on unsuitable sites. The borough needs a robust 5-year housing land supply, and a fuly adopted Local Plan. It is not the Government’s fault and the Lib Dems must stop playing politics with planning policy and must accept responsibility for it lamentable performance on planning as a whole.”
Now, here at the Waverley Web, we thought Cllr Cockburn was not only listening but heard both recent appeal inquiries?
But perhaps she didn’t want to hear the legal eagles consistently point to Waverley’s lamentable record of development in the early years of its Local Plan! Oh! Carole – you are not a fool – as the song goes, in fact, you are a knowledgable and savvy politician, who should know better than enter the blame game.
So when it comes to blaming be careful who you crow for?
- Q Who sodded about with Local Plan Part 1 for donkey’s years? A Waverley Tories.
- Q Who failed to recognise that Dunsfold Aerodrome was a brownfield site and fought the developer at appeal – costing Waverley taxpayers millions? Remember ‘Shut the Gates’, ‘By-Pass Byham’, ‘Robert Knowless’ and Sleepy Goodridge? “they will build at Dunsfold over our dead bodies.” A The Tories!
- Q Who failed during the early years of LP1 to grant hardly any planning permissions? A The Tories.
- Q Who delayed the Local Plan Part 2, immediately before the May 2018 elections because it was too hot to handle in Haslemere? A The Tories.
So now who has to stop playing politics Carole?