The first to hit back at press reports fuelled by the previous Tory administration was the present Portfolio Holder for Planning Cllr Liz Townsend – featured in the clip below.
The second was the former post holder – Cllr Andy MacLeod – who said The Protect Our Waverley Group, and the Campaign For the Preservation of Rural England (CPRE) must take some blame. Both organisations cost Waverley ratepayers millions of pounds and substantial delays on the proposals in Waverley’s Local Plan to build a garden village of 2,600 homes at Dunsfold Aerodrome.
Nationally the CPRE is campaigning for housing development on brownfield sites to protect the countryside. Locally it objected to the development of the largest brownfield site in the borough!