An appeal to build Dunsfold Airfield Mark 2 – on land adjacent to Dunsfold has been ALLOWED.

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Our apologies for mistake! Big mistake. So we have corrected the size of the building it is in fact 10,000 sq metres and not 10,000 sq ft as mentioned in our previous post!  But it is manic Monday.

Has the title handed to “Poor old Cranleigh by Waverley councillors – now passed to “Poor Old Alfold?”

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Just months after the Government gave Garden Village status to Dunsfold Park’s new 2,600 home settlement- on Dunsfold Airfield Mark 1.  Another Government department gives the go-ahead for a National Aviation Museum (with a 10,000 sq metre building) to set up on its perimeter. You couldn’t make it up – really you couldn’t.

A Museum described by Waverley councillors as “bizarre;” “massive;” “huge;” “enormous.” Hangars more fitting for Heathrow or Gatwick was rejected by local members six months ago.

It beggared belief why Waverley’s head honcho led her planning numpties into recommending approval of the scheme which councillors threw out and that there no highway objections – as vehicles will access the site from the A281 at The Crossway ‘Kamikaze Corner’ junction.

The Appeal to build an 8,000 sq metre warehouse/museum in a green field on a small rural road just a hop, skip and a fence away from the Aerodrome was given the go-ahead this week. Due in part to Waverley planning officers’ recommendation to approve the scheme, but mainly due to Surrey County Council highwaymen raising no objection on traffic grounds. Yet again, the county council numpties have aided an abetted traffic chaos in the small rural village on the Surrey/Sussex border. 

Only hours before Inspector S.J Lee announced his decision,  Dunsfold Park Limited had been given the go-ahead to build a new access road from the A281 into the airfield site, which would lead to the closure of accesses for traffic onto both Dunsfold Road and Compass Gate, Alfold – and on the other side of the airfield at Stovolds Hill.  We can hear you choking on your cornflakes – and our very heartfelt sympathies go out to the small rural village which will soon become a mecca for world-wide aviation enthusiasts. As a new aviation museum of Dunsfold aerodrome’s history has also been included in its Masterplan!

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The decision by Government Inspector to allow the Wings Museum’s planning appeal brings to a conclusion a neighbour’s vendetta which has spanned more than 15 years. The decision by Mr Rupert Howell to sell land adjacent to his home at Barnfield may now do exactly what he had hoped for.  Affect the homes included on the Dunsfold Park Masterplan. The Inspector recognised his decision that a “significant building” would have a “significant impact” on the area with the loss of trees and rural outlook. He said:

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Chocks away for another Dunsfold Museum?

Just WINGS this time no WHEELS – between Alfold and Dunsfold .

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An appeal to build Dunsfold Airfield Mark 2 – on land adjacent to Dunsfold has been ALLOWED.

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Has the title handed to “Poor old Cranleigh by Waverley councillors – now passed to “Poor Old Alfold?”

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Just months after the Government gave Garden Village status to Dunsfold Park’s new 2,600 home settlement- on Dunsfold Airfield Mark 1.  Another Government department gives the go-ahead for a National Aviation Museum (with a 10,000 sq metre building) to set up on its perimeter. You couldn’t make it up – really you couldn’t.

A Museum described by Waverley councillors as “bizarre;” “massive;” “huge;” “enormous.” Hangars more fitting for Heathrow or Gatwick was rejected by local members six months ago.

It beggared belief why Waverley’s head honcho led her planning numpties into recommending approval of the scheme which councillors threw out and that there no highway objections – as vehicles will access the site from the A281 at The Crossway ‘Kamikaze Corner’ junction.

The Appeal to build an 8,000 sq metre warehouse/museum in a green field on a small rural road just a hop, skip and a fence away from the Aerodrome was given the go-ahead this week. Due in part to Waverley planning officers’ recommendation to approve the scheme, but mainly due to Surrey County Council highwaymen raising no objection on traffic grounds. Yet again, the county council numpties have aided an abetted traffic chaos in the small rural village on the Surrey/Sussex border. 

Only hours before Inspector S.J Lee announced his decision,  Dunsfold Park Limited had been given the go-ahead to build a new access road from the A281 into the airfield site, which would lead to the closure of accesses for traffic onto both Dunsfold Road and Compass Gate, Alfold – and on the other side of the airfield at Stovolds Hill.  We can hear you choking on your cornflakes – and our very heartfelt sympathies go out to the small rural village which will soon become a mecca for world-wide aviation enthusiasts. As a new aviation museum of Dunsfold aerodrome’s history has also been included in its Masterplan!

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The decision by Government Inspector to allow the Wings Museum’s planning appeal brings to a conclusion a neighbour’s vendetta which has spanned more than 15 years. The decision by Mr Rupert Howell to sell land adjacent to his home at Barnfield may now do exactly what he had hoped for.  Affect the homes included on the Dunsfold Park Masterplan. The Inspector recognised his decision that a “significant building” would have a “significant impact” on the area with the loss of trees and rural outlook. He said:

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Chocks away for another Dunsfold Museum?

Just WINGS this time no WHEELS – between Alfold and Dunsfold .

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Will Anne Milton stand in what could be – a close run for the Guildford & Villages seat in the General Election?

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OR COULD SHE BE OUSTED BY A BORIS BABE WHO HAS RECENTLY UP-DATED HER PROFILE PICTURE ON FACEBOOK?

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PM BORIS JOHNSON WITH EWHURST RESIDENT AND CRANLEIGH PARISH COUNCILLOR ANGELA RICHARDSON.

 

Who wants to be Canterbury’s new Belle?

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Guildford Conservative Association and all the branch’s of the Tory tree will be gearing up over the coming weekend to choose the candidate for the ‘once-safe’ Guildford and eastern villages seat.

While some wannabe Tory candidates are getting up close to Boris, MP Anne Milton is fighting in Parliament to ensure all those extant planning permissions for housing on her patch are built-out.

She asked Secretary of State for Housing Minister Esther McVay to “do something” to force developers to build much-needed homes, instead of surrounding sites with hoardings. She says while there is a requirement on developers to begin building within a set period from the granting of planning permission, there is no equivalent requirement to finish what they start, let alone a deadline to do so.  This leads to building land left abandoned and unused, housing completions lagging behind housing need, and leaving people without homes.

It was business as usual for one of the finest, hardworking and most respected constituency MP’s Guildford, Ewhurst and Cranleigh have ever had.  She told a Westminster Hall debate this week that:

“Local authorities simply do not possess enough tools to force the hand of [property] developers,” Ms Milton had requested the debate on Building Out Extant Planning Permissions to express her frustration that slow progress by developers meant many sites with planning permission were left undeveloped while people suffered from housing shortages”.

“We need houses that people can afford in areas such as Guildford and Cranleigh, where prices are eye-wateringly high (the average house price in Guildford is more than £550,000), and get the socially rented homes we also need.

“But it sometimes feels as if successive governments are simply unwilling to do anything that will upset the developers’ apple cart.”

 

Ms McVey said: “When we talk about the number of homes coming forward, we all agree there have been many decades of not building enough. Demand has outstripped supply for many years. In the past year, more than 220,000 homes have been built, more than in all but one of the past 31 years.

“We need to do more, and more is being done, but a significant amount has been done already. We are going in the right direction. The government are putting another £44 billion into home-building.

“What we are doing is bringing forward an accelerated planning Green Paper. There will be not just a single solution that ensures that developers build-out there will be an array of solutions, using both carrot and stick approaches. Those methods will be set out in our new Green Paper, which is coming

 

 

Yesterday the decision on Waverley’s Local Plan – to-day the court judgement.

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Just in time for Guy Fawkes Night, the High Court has thrown out CPRE and PoW’s appeal over Waverley Borough Council’s Local Plan .

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Court of Appeal dismisses legal challenge to Waverley’s local plan

1 November 2019 by a Court reporter

The Court of Appeal has thrown out a legal challenge by campaigners objecting to a Surrey council’s local plan’s accommodation of unmet housing need from a neighbouring authority.

The Surrey Branch of the Campaign for the Protection of Rural England and local pressure group, POW Campaign Limited, challenged Waverley Borough Council’s adoption of a local plan for its area in February last year.

The plan provides for a minimum of 11,200 new homes to be built in the borough, which is home to large tracts of green belt and the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, by 2032.

Waverley accepted a local plan inspector’s recommendation that that figure should include 83 dwellings per annum –  a total of 1,575 homes over the plan period – to address unmet housing need in neighbouring Woking.

Despite the protected status of much of the land within its boundaries, the inspector said that Waverley was “significantly less constrained” than either Woking or the Borough of Guildford in terms of space for new housing.

Among other arguments put forward by the objectors were that the inspector’s recommendations were based on out of date housing need projections in Woking and that the two councils, together with Guildford Borough Council, had previously agreed that they should not seek to meet shortfalls in each other’s housing needs. 

Their judicial review challenge was nevertheless rejected by the High Court in November last year.

However, in March the campaigners were given permission to pursue their challenge in the Court of Appeal.

Dismissing the objectors’ appeal against the High Court ruling, Lord Justice Lindblom said the “fatal weakness” in their case was that it sought to draw the court beyond the line dividing the role of the judiciary and that of planning decision-makers.

He added: “There is – and can be – no suggestion that the council was not entitled to plan for the meeting of a proportion of Woking’s unmet housing need…it is not wrong in principle, let alone unlawful, for a local planning authority to incorporate in the housing requirements set out in its local plan a proportion of the unmet housing need in another authority’s area.”

Assessing the extent of Woking’s housing need over the plan period was an “inexact science”, but the inspector had relied on the most up to date information available and his exercise of his planning judgment could not be faulted.

The judge, who was sitting with Lord Justice Patten and Sir Ernest Ryder, added that both objectors had played an active part in the local plan process and “cannot complain that the inspector overlooked what they had to say”.

The inspector took a “cautious” approach, stopping short of advising that Waverley make up for the whole of Woking’s unmet housing need – instead recommending a figure of 50 per cent – and his calculation of the extent of that need was “perfectly reasonable, making obvious good sense.”

Pointing to the “scale and urgency” of Woking’s growing under-provision of housing land, Lord Justice Lindblom ruled: “The inspector’s relevant conclusions in his report are, I think, logical, coherent and unassailable in a legal challenge.”

The inspector’s reasoning was “clear, adequate and intelligible” and he had not been obliged to either direct a full-scale review of the local plan or to stop the entire process until further information was provided.

The objectors had also unsuccessfully challenged the March 2018 decision of the housing secretary to grant planning consent for the development of a new settlement at Dunsfold Aerodrome. That site has been allocated for 2,600 new homes.

CPRE Surrey & Anr v Waverley Borough Council. Case Number: C1/2018/2826

 

 

Just in time for Guy Fawkes Night, the High Court has thrown out CPRE and PoW’s appeal over Waverley Borough Council’s Local Plan​.

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 The Campaign For The Protection of Rural England (CPRE) and Protect Our Waverley (POW) failed in their High Court bid to scupper Waverley’s Local Plan on the eve of Halloween?

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The final act in the fight to reduce the housing requirement for the whole of Waverley was thrown out yesterday Thursday by the Court of Appeal.  It is believed there will be no legal challenge by the litigants to the Supreme Court – so Part 1 of Waverley’s Local Plan is now beyond legal challenge.

However, after numerous High Court appearances  – in excess of  £200,000 – of our council taxpayers’ money has gone down the legal eagle’s drain. But yesterday’s decision thankfully means this is the end of the road for the objectors.

The latest  High Court drama between the Campaign for The Preservation of Rural England,  Protect Our Waverley (Campaign Limited) and ‘Your Waverley,’ now ends the long fight. The dismissal brings to close years of legal wranglings, which until earlier this year, included a bid to scupper a 2,300 home development at Dunsfold Aerodrome. 

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It is a vindication for Julia Potts’ decision, to press ahead with a Local Plan that was fit for purpose.  No one should under-estimate La Potts’ achievement – together with former Chief Planning officer,  Liz-the-Biz she single-handedly took the helm of the stricken tanker that was Waverley’s planning disaster, under the grave mismanagement of former has-beens Mary Orton-Pett and Richard Shut-the-Gates.  Slowly but surely, steady-as-she-goes, she turned it around and made it fit for purpose.  No small feat but one that was entirely justified by today’s High Court decision.

We never thought we’d write this but, praise where it’s due: Three Cheers for La Potts!  

Of course, the Waverley Council Tax Payer isn’t going to get back the hundreds of thousands of pounds CPRE and PoW forced the Council to spend defending their highly defendable Local Plan and it’s all the more galling – not to mention outrageous – given that motley crew were able to rely – yet again –  on limiting their own costs to a measly £10,000.  But it sure feels good to know that, at long last, they’ve been kicked into touch. Good riddance to bad rubbish … anyone got a bonfire that needs some bolstering?

 Earlier this year CPRE/ POW was granted leave to appeal from the Court of Appeal against the judgment delivered in November 2018 concerning the housing requirement set in Waverley Borough Council’s Local Plan Part 1. That November judgment said that the housing requirement of 590 a year should be maintained, including 83 to cover Woking’s perceived “unmet need”.

If the JR had gone the other way, ‘YW’ may have been forced to reduce its target and build 498 fewer homes. A reduction in housing numbers that both POW/CPRE hoped would rule out Phase 2 of Dunsfold in the Local Plan which provides for a total of 2,600 homes on the former airfield at Dunsfold.  The garden village scheme is a pivotal component of the blueprint for development in the borough until 2032.

Last night two applications – including a new access road and roundabout on the A281 Horsham to Guildford Road into Dunsfold Park was approved by Waverley Planners. The first step in the creation of Dunsfold Garden Village. 

A new access road into Dunsfold’s new garden village and a major local business have been given the go-ahead.

Will these two organisations want to continue fighting against development in the countryside?  Perhaps they will want to stop another 80 homes in Alfold, shedloads of homes proposed in Farnham, Godalming and on the treasured countryside of Haslemere?  The question on everyone’s lips now is?  Will the CPRE/POW duo NOW disappear in a  puff of smoke, having burned the public’s money they were backed with? Or will they be satisfied that their legal challenges have effectively prevented up to 500 homes being built on the brownfield site at Dunsfold due to legal challenges during the past years of legal challenges, leaving the council without a 5=year land supply?

Background

The appeal centred on how a shortfall in housing provision – unmet need – in one borough is allocated to neighbouring boroughs. The clarification of this issue had implications not just for Waverley but for Guildford and other councils across the country. The Right Honourable Lord Justice Singh said in June:

“I AM PERSUADED BY THE APPELLANTS SKELETON ARGUMENTS THAT THERE IS A COMPELLING REASON WHY THESE TWO APPEALS SHOULD PROCEED, NAMELY THE GENERAL IMPORTANCE OF THE ISSUES OF PRINCIPLE RAISED.  IT APPEARS FROM THOSE SKELETON ARGUMENTS THAT THEY HAVE NOT BEEN CONSIDERED AT THE LEVEL OF THE COURT OF APPEAL AND IT SEEMS TO ME THAT THEY SHOULD BE.”

On hearing of the decision to allow the appeal in June, Dunsfold resident Bob Lees said: “This is great news! It provides Waverley Borough Council with a golden opportunity to significantly reduce the mandatory number of new houses to be built in the Borough over the next 14 years. POW fought against the housing requirement at the Examination of the Plan in the Council Chamber. POW fought again in the High Court. POW will fight in the Court of Appeal.

POW is fighting to protect our Waverley against unneeded development of our towns, of our villages and in our beautiful countryside.”

Well – if you believe that you will believe in fairies! Because this had nothing to do with protecting Waverley. – It was all about preventing development on the largest brownfield site in the borough close to the home of Bob Lies, and his running-mate Alfold Councillor Little Britton who both live in spitting distance of  Dunsfold Park. A development which was given the go-ahead by the High Court in November 2018. POW was still smarting from this decision but continued the fight doggedly determined to Keep Calm and Carry ON, using public money!

Two major schemes go before Waverley Planners – that will herald the birth of the new Dunsfold Garden Village.

The Dunsfold  Masterplan – which includes 1,800 homes, the first phase of the total of 2,600 in the Waverley Local Plan, will go out to public consultation shortly.

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A new access road into Dunsfold’s new garden village and a major local business have been given the go-ahead.

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The decision heralds the start of the long-awaited, and highly controversial – Dunsfold Park Garden Village on the site of an old WW2 airfield on the Surrey/Sussex border.

The first stage of the scheme is a pivotal part of Waverley’s Local Plan and is now supported by both Dunsfold and Alfold Parish Councils and, surprise, surprise! – Protect Or Waverley. But don’t hold your breath? WW suspects there are more battles to come?

Waverley Planners were faced with two planning applications last night for Dunsfold Park.- The first for the re-location of a Shalford business (Gordon Murray Designs) pictured below.

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– and another for a new access road into the Dunsfold Park Garden Village off the A281 Horsham/Guildford Road.

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Both applications were given the thumbs up – with plaudits all round from councillors from across the whole of the Waverley borough. They ‘welcomed’ the start of what will become one of the Government’s  new  Garden Villages and which, before a brick has been laid,  is already bringing with it – much needed new businesses and the start of almost 500 new jobs.

Screen Shot 2019-10-30 at 19.26.19.pngCouncillor Anna James said she was “ecstatic, saying “we are very lucky” that the Gordon Murray business would remain in Waverley’ – (it is, however, a Guildford business that is being re-located to Waverley.)  She added that the arrival of the company was a good start for the regeneration of the airfield which she described as, the new “Dunsfold Green Town.”  Later after considering the siting of the new access road she and others said they were thrilled with the Avenue of Canadian Maples

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 Other councillors from other parts of the borough including Farnham and Godalming, said they were very impressed by the developer’s efforts to achieve a considerably improved new access from the (A281) Horsham/ Guildford Rd, which now avoided ancient woodland, and gave a straight, and impressive run into the new settlement.

Two major schemes go before Waverley Planners – that will herald the birth of the new Dunsfold Garden Village.

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This is the new road into The Dunsfold Park Garden Village – 300 metres north of the A281’s junction with Alfold Road. The road contains an avenue of Canadian Maples to mark the site’s historic links with the Canadians who founded and built the aerodrome in 1942.

The seven-metre wide new road includes a three-metre wide footpath and cycleway which will eventually serve the proposed 1,800 new homes in the first phase and another 800 included in the Local Plan, and both new and existing commercial uses, at the site. It will also see the closure of the existing Stovolds Hill and Compass Gate entrances into Dunsfold Park.  A detailed  Masterplan for the 1,800 new homes, many of which will be affordable in Phase One, will come forward in the New Year.  You can listen to the meeting here:

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DECISION ON HIGH COURT CHALLENGE ON WAVERLEY’S LOCAL PLAN TOMORROW – THURSDAY.

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Will the Campaign For The Protection of Rural England (CPRE) and Protect Our Waverley (POW) succeed with their High Court bid to scupper Waverley’s Local Plan at Halloween?

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The final act in the fight to reduce the housing requirement for the whole of Waverley will be staged in the High Court tomorrow Thursday.

So here goes another shedload of our council taxpayers’ money going down the proverbial legal eagle’s pan?

Out of the cupboard come all the Rollicking Rumpole’s wigs  in readiness for yet another High Court drama between the Campaign for The Preservation of Rural England,  Protect Our Waverley (Campaign Limited) and ‘Your Waverley.’

 Earlier this year CPRE/ POW was granted leave to appeal from the Court of Appeal against the judgment delivered in November 2018 concerning the housing requirement set in Waverley Borough Council’s Local Plan Part 1. That November judgment said that the housing requirement of 590 a year should be maintained, including 83 to cover Woking’s perceived “unmet need”.

So ‘YW’ may have to build 498 fewer homes and no doubt POW/CPRE hope that will rule out Phase 2 at Dunsfold, as it certainly won’t want to stop development on the countryside – will they? Or, perhaps they will want to stop another 80 homes in Alfold, shedloads in Farnham, Godalming and on the treasured countryside of Haslemere?  Or, will they disappear in the same puff of smoke, having burned the public’s money they were backed with?

The appeal centres on how a shortfall in housing provision – unmet need – in one borough is allocated to neighbouring boroughs. The clarification of this issue has implications not just for Waverley but for Guildford and across the country. The Right Honourable Lord Justice Singh said:

“I AM PERSUADED BY THE APPELLANTS SKELETON ARGUMENTS THAT THERE IS A COMPELLING REASON WHY THESE TWO APPEALS SHOULD PROCEED, NAMELY THE GENERAL IMPORTANCE OF THE ISSUES OF PRINCIPLE RAISED.  IT APPEARS FROM THOSE SKELETON ARGUMENTS THAT THEY HAVE NOT BEEN CONSIDERED AT THE LEVEL OF THE COURT OF APPEAL AND IT SEEMS TO ME THAT THEY SHOULD BE.”

This latest appeal comes against the background of two important changes. First, Woking Borough Council has declared that it now has no unmet need. Second, new demographic numbers recently released by the Office for National Statistics imply a much-reduced need for new housing.

On nearing of the decision to allow the appeal, Dunsfold resident Bob Lees said: “This is great news! It provides Waverley Borough Council with a golden opportunity to significantly reduce the mandatory number of new houses to be built in the Borough over the next 14 years. POW fought against the housing requirement at the Examination of the Plan in the Council Chamber. POW fought again in the High Court. POW will fight in the Court of Appeal.

POW is fighting to protect our Waverley against unneeded development of our towns, of our villages and in our beautiful countryside.”

Well – if you believe that you will believe in fairies! Because this has nothing to do with protecting Waverley – it is all about preventing development on the largest brownfield site in the borough close to the home of Bob Lies, and his running-mate Alfold Councillor Little Britton who both live in spitting distance from  Dunsfold Park. A development which was .given the go-ahead by the High Court in November. POW is still smarting from this decision

Incidentally, the application for the new entrance into Dunsfold Park goes before Waverley’s Joint Planning Committee on the same day. On Thursday evening councillors will receive officers’ recommendations to approve two schemes. 

Two major schemes go before Waverley Planners – that will herald the birth of the new Dunsfold Garden Village.

The Dunsfold  Masterplan – which includes 1,800 homes, the first phase of the total of 2,600 in the Waverley Local Plan will go out to public consultation shortly.

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Was Farnham’s Air Quality Summit another load of hot air?

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WW – will let Farnham and villages make up their own minds about the Summit that debated the poor air quality that is wafting over their town.

Sadly our reporter had hoped to attend the event which, we understand trawled over  Surrey County Council and ‘Your Waverley’s failures going back over 20 years.
However, she had her priorities right – and instead attended the GP, with her small daughter, suffering from yet another asthma attack!
Her comment: “Walk to school with young children, or babies, do the people who suggest this ever walk on pavements on busy roads with HGV’s thundering past? Because if they did, they would realise the effects of toxic fumes on the lungs of young children.”
You can listen to Paul Follows’ view on the event by clicking on the link below: There will be a full report in The Farnham Herald.

‘Your Waverley’ getting tougher on unauthorised development in the borough.

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Another little missive about the changing face of ‘Your Waverley.’

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Waverley’s new regime has increased the amount of information being supplied to members by officers – including regular statistics on enforcement action.

 

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This particular issue has been going on, and on and on for donkey’s years. But now the council has set aside £20,000 of OUR money to take this issue and have it thrashed out once and for all in the High Court. Perhaps the planners will provide the residents of Waverley with the result?

 

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Here’s just a sample of other breaches. Those who ignore the well-tried and tested planning laws, most of us have to abide by. And, many of whom, just fly a kite and get away with it!

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So Mark Andrews, if you intend to prosecute – tell the public when you do, and it will pull all the other wannabe unauthorised developers up by their bootlaces and think twice?

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So this unauthorised developer was prosecuted in 2017, but the breach continues, though the developer is making improvements? So that’s how some get away with it?

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So come on Waverley – start telling the people who are paying out for all these court injunctions and court proceedings, exactly what are the outcomes?

A change in the climate is wafting over ‘Your Waverley.’

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Apologies for irregular postings -but us blokes here at the Waverley Web have more important matters on their minds and the girls have gone AWOL!
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Waverley’s Mayor Mary Foryszewski Aka ‘Atilla The Bun’ urges members to sit not stand. 

Despite an earlier proposal to the Standards Board being turned down, having sought to  change  the Constitution that would have kept councillors in their seats rather than on their feet when speaking, Tory Mayor, Mary Foryszewski, asked councillors to, “Please be seated.”

So instead of muffled speech, as they moved away from their microphone, they could sit and actually be heard clearly by Jo public. Go, Mary, go!  You sock it to ‘em Mary – and make your own commonsense rules because nobody else will!

When the Standards Board met Cllr Michael This-Just-Isn’t-Goodenough, (Con Wonersh) claimed it was disrespectful to the Mayor to remain seated and long-held council protocols and traditions should be upheld.

Trouble is, Councillor Not-Goodenough is a bit like Speaker Bercow in that he sways with the wind – not the wind of change, you understand, but the winds of what suits him as he postures and pontificates of days of old – when councillors weren’t so bold!  On this occasion, he wasn’t swayed by the argument put forward by others that the webcast chopped members’ heads off, and they could not be head succinctly by the public. 

Heard?  Who wants to be heard?  If you’re actually heard saying something you might be held to account and God forbid that ever happens at ‘Your Waverley’!

Other Good news too on the openness and transparency front:

Electronic voting – so everyone can see how your councillor voted. Plus a table showing the votes… and questions from the public will be allowed at The Executive and Full Council meetings. And… wait for it… wait for it… the public may even get answers!  

Democracy and transparency reforms are on the way to ‘Your Waverley,’

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