Because a new Gipsy Garden Village in the parish of Bramley is being established before our very eyes.
But ‘Your Waverley’s Bramley councillors are more concerned about changing the use of a hotel tennis court to a residential tennis court in the middle of Bramley!
Planning consents have or are about to be agreed upon for over 100 Gipsy families to move into land adjacent to Dunsfold Aerodrome a few miles from Cranleigh and in the Parish of Bramley.
Despite protestations from the area’s parish councils – gipsy families from all over the country – including Wales and Ireland – keep rolling in.
Heavy Plant and materials are being shipped into Stovolds Hill daily. Not for the 2,600 new hones planned in the proposed Dunsfold Garden Village – but the new Gipsy Garden Village nearby.
Dozens of newcomers have set up homes in a new Gipsy Park – named Willow Park.
The indigenous gipsy families who have occupied land in Stovolds Hill for over 30 years have decided to extend the adjacent Lydia Park, not only for their growing families but also for many others from elsewhere in the country. Static caravans and mobile homes are being rented out – and rental prices are rocketing.
Despite strong local objections, the list below shows just a few examples of planning consent given by Waverley’s Planning Officers under their delegated powers. Most parish councils, including Alfold, Dunsfold Hascombe and Bramley, regularly trot out their objection letters, with monotonous regularity, all of which fall on deaf ears.
Families rely upon local schools, medical facilities and services in nearby Cranleigh.
The Waverley Web wonder if ‘Your Waverley’ will ever have a strategy to deal with the huge influx of gipsies in the eastern villages?
Shouldn’t traveller accommodation be more evenly distributed around the borough rather than in just one area – Stovolds Hill, Dunsfold, and one of the accesses into Dunsfold Park’s New Garden Village?
There are now multiple sites in Stovolds Hill. Some sites have been there for over 40 years.
Hill Tops. New Acres. Lydia Park and now – The Willows.
LAND NORTH-WEST OF LYDIA PARK STOVOLDS HILL CRANLEIGHChange of use of land to use as a residential caravan site for 5 gipsy/traveller families each with 2 caravans together with laying of hardstanding and erection of 5 amenity buildings.
LAND NORTH OF LYDIA PARK CENTRED COORDINATES 502149 137873 STOVOLDS HILL CRANLEIGHChange of use to use as a residential caravan site for 4 gypsy/traveller families each with two caravans together with laying of hardstanding and erection of 4 no. Amenity buildings (part retrospective).
LAND NORTH OF LYDIA PARK CENTRED COORDINATES 502403 13786,1 STOVOLDS HILL, CRANLEIGH.Application under section 73 to vary condition 1 (approved plans) of wa/2017/2013 to allow repositioning of a proposed storage barn.
LAND NORTH OF 12A LYDIA PARK STOVOLDS HILL, , CRANLEIGH,Change of use of land to residential use to provide 9 gipsy pitches comprising of 9 static caravans and 9 touring caravans together with 9 utility buildings associated with hardstanding and parking.
LAND NORTH OF LYDIA PARK CENTRED COORDINATES 502403 137861 STOVOLDS HILL, CRANLEIGH,Change of use of land to mixed use to provide 7 gypsy pitches comprising of 7 static caravans 7 touring caravans with associated parking; 5 amenity buildings fencing hardstanding landscaping and keeping of horses.
LAND NORTH OF LYDIA PARK COORDINATES 502359 137819 STOVOLDS HILL, CRANLEIGH.Change of use of land to residential use for 5 gypsy families—the site to contain five static caravans five touring caravans with associated parking hardstanding and associated works.
LAND NORTH OF LYDIA PARK CENTRED COORDINATES 502403 137861, STOVOLDS HILL, CRANLEIGH.Change of use of land to residential use for five gypsy families—the site to contain five static caravans five touring caravans five amenity buildings, fencing hardstanding.
LAND NORTH OF LYDIA PARK CENTRED COORDINATES 502304 137787, STOVOLDS HILL, CRANLEIGH,Change of use of land to residential use for nine gypsy families. The site contains nine static caravans, nine touring caravans, three amenity buildings, boundary walls, hardstanding and water treatment plants.
LAND NORTH OF LYDIA PARK CENTRED COORDINATES 502164 137703 STOVOLDS HILL, , CRANLEIGH,Change of land use to mixed-use to provide four gypsy pitches comprising four static caravans, four touring caravans with associated parking hardstanding and septic tanks together with stabling and keeping of horses.