Jeremy Hunt – boundary changes are ‘terrible for me personally’

Will our MP soon become MP for Ash Vale??

In the new chancellors’ constituency email, Jeremy Hunt admitted the proposed Constituency Boundary changes were a real challenge. He said:

“This week, the proposals for new parliamentary constituency boundaries in England, Scotland & Northern Ireland have just been published by the relevant Boundary Commissions.

I need to understand the implications of the report, which are terrible for me personally. After proudly representing Godalming, Farnham & Haslemere (and their surrounding villages) for over 17 years, it looks like I will have to choose between two halves of a constituency that is basically being cut in two – a frankly impossible and heart-breaking choice. There is now a 4-week consultation, and I will not be rushing this particularly difficult decision.”

Oh, dear! Now poor old Jeremy has something else on his mind other than filling that big black hole in the nation’s finances. Hanging on to his seat?

Here is the proposed split of South West Surrey:

Godalming and Ash Constituency :

This includes Godalming, splits Haslemere in half, and adds Shalford, Shamley Green, and Cranleigh and Ash from Guildford. Ash? Really? Not sure going over the North Downs is something we ever do in Waverley!

Farnham and Bordon Constituency:
Farnham adds Headley, Lindford, and Whitehall and Bordon new towns and retains Haslemere East. A whole new growth area and a very different constituency area!

A University town and a new town – may not bode well for a true blue candidate.

 

The Burys Rebuild – You be the Judge

Waverley is inviting you to an online webinar tonight Wednesday from 19.15 – 20.15 to hear more about the ‘Godalming Regeneration Project‘.

The event will be Chaired by Dawn Hudd, Joint Strategic Director for Guildford and Waverley Councils and she will be joined by Councillor Paul Follows, Leader of Waverley Borough Council, Councillor Mark Merryweather, Waverley Borough Council Portfolio Holder for Finance, Assets & Commercial Services, and Olivia Jackson, Associate, HLM Architects.

Free tickets are available from Eventbrite here.

Amber Parkside – Volume 2. Or buying a property from A2 DOMINION? – better read this first.

    • We had an unprecedented response to our post last Friday. So, here comes more on this disgraceful Cranleigh development.

      Light Blight at Cranleigh’s Amber Parkside.

      It would appear that poor Annette is not the only disgruntled purchaser of the new A2 Dominion Homes at Amber Parkside in Alfold Road, Cranleigh. 

      There are more -many more! Because defects abound and the whole place is lit up like a Gatwick Runway and the residents will psy the bill! The only place that remains in the dark – is the entrance sign on Amber Park where the lights don’t work! 

      Our comments page and our mailbox have been groaning under the weight of further complaints and suggestions on how to bring developers A2 Dominion and Waverley Planners to book. However, we understand from an expert that it isn’t a planning matter.

      Don’t developers have to adhere to the conditions on their planning consents any longer?

      The WW has been researching this developer. It appears that A2 Dominion has permission to build over one hundred homes on the other side of Alfold Road. It had planning consent for 110 homes and has just increased the number by another 36. So maybe we can prevent this misery from happening to other poor souls in the wanna-buy market.

      The Waverley Web has stirred up a stink in the village, which, we understand from past newspaper articles, boasts the title ‘Cranleigh Cares.’ Judging by the number of comments sympathising with poor Annette – some still do care.

      Perhaps the publicity that has been generated will prompt the three  Cranleigh men behind this shocking fiasco to stand up and be counted.

      Shame on you, A2Dominion – give them their money back or put these defects right and compensate Annette for all the misery you have put her through!


       

      This is just a sample of the comments we have received. Others we have with-held as some recent purchasers are terrified the value of their homes will have dropped by many thousands.

      Georgie Freeman

      Our property still has outstanding snags, and we moved in March. Nothing is properly built, and twice, the shower has broken. One time it fell on me in the bath whilst heavily pregnant; the second time, it fell on my 3-year-old and cut all his face and the top of his head. We still can’t put blinds up downstairs due to outstanding work. The front door doesn’t shut properly, the weep vents are fake, there are hundreds of things still wrong, and we were initially lied to when buying as 2/3 of the toilets aren’t suitable for my husband’s disability. It’s been awful from start to finish. Even the other day, I was blocked in from driving to our house by the builders on each end (with three year old and a smelly 4-month-old that needed a change). When I asked them to move, they said,
      ‘It’s not my problem’.
      It’s a shame as we have really loved the new area.
      Here’s Claire New’s take!!

      Danielle Allum

      I really hope the lighting issue gets resolved to better the environment and residents’ requests… I can’t imagine the havoc it must be wreaking for the local fauna.
      Very much a shameful oversight whilst building a nice eco park right next door! The vision just isn’t matching up!

      Alethea Holden

      What a surprise to see Bamford involved, not!

      Graham Alderton

      You should’ve seen the fantastic wildflower beds. Ok, so one bed was wildflowers sown too heavily, but the rest were 4ft high weeds that the developers were insisting were, in fact, wildflowers.
      Air rifle…!
      • Margi Plank

        Very interesting reading. Perhaps Angela Richardson could get her teeth into this as well – she is our MP. That personnel involved in the development, I.e. Bamford, Vrijland and Leahy via A2 Dominion, once they’ve got their planning approved, seem to “disappear”! SOMEONE is responsible – perhaps Angela could do a title digging to find out WHO!

        Josie Wheeler

        This poor person, what an absolute nightmare 😢
      There are many more complaints on our Comments Page, and we have given up trawling through all the e-mail messages from disgruntled purchasers of these homes.
      PS. since writing this post we have had even more shocking revelations! Watch this space.

 

Godalming residents get the answer on Tanner House – at last!

Godalming residents have been wondering why the scaffolding at Tanner House in Prime Place Godalming is still in place – it’s been there since the beginning of the year.

Try and imagine what it is like living in this dark and dismal development for a year. 

Would you believe people are actually living in this odawfulming building?

We spotted this entry on the Godalming Community Board.

“This is an essential upgrade to the cavity fire barriers at Tanner House that is now required by law after a re-interpretation of Building Control regulations following the Grenfell tragedy.  While the building was approved, inspected and certified as fully compliant with building and fire regulations by the Local Authority Building Control when completed, things have changed post-Grenfell.This is the sort of work that’s happening on similar projects across the country.

While the work is unavoidable, we are aware of the potential disturbance it is causing for neighbours.  We are doing everything to reduce, as much as possible, the work’s impact with stringent measures in place. The Environmental Health Officer from Waverley Borough Council undertook a recent inspection and was content with the measures in place.

In terms of timescale, we are about to start to render repair works, which should mean we can remove the scaffold by the end of October.   I can double-check this.

Hope that helps give some background on this.  “

All the best

Andy Geldard

Chief Communications Officer

 

Is it time to spare a thought for Witley and Milford?

 

 Villages in the east of ‘Your Waverley’ are bitterly complaining about having housing dumped on them, but perhaps we should also spare a few thoughts for Witley and Milford?

Bewley artist impression of the entrance to the proposed housing development at Secretts off Chapel Lane, Milford.

The original intent of Witley’s Neighbourhood Plan was to identify the sites for the homes it needed.  Then the planners in Waverley Towers swooped in and plucked out Milford Golf Course to include it in Local Plan Part 1.

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