In a truly shocking revelation, we have discovered that Waverley is proposing to slash Cranleigh’s representation on the committee that decides all the big housing applications from four voting Cranleigh Councillors to just ONE to represent the whole of Cranleigh Village.
The only reason we can see for reducing Cranleigh’s representation by so much is so that Waverley can dump even more houses here.
We are calling a PUBLIC MEETING – THURSDAY 25th May 2017 at 7pm in the Village Hall for you to Have Your Say!
It is disgraceful that a council can act like this and treat residents with such contempt. They are relying on the apathy of Cranleigh residents to help them achieve their goal. Cranleigh has already seen a disproportionate and unfair number of planning permissions granted totalling 1,300 so far.
Waverley has allocated 1,520 here in the village in the first part of its local plan and is planning to dump 45% of its ENTIRE housing allocation, that’s 4,455 in and around Cranleigh.
THIS IS NOT PLANNING; IT IS MADNESS!
Now it seems that the Waverley Conservative Leadership want to stack the Joint Planning Committee in their favour, with people that don’t give a damn about what happens to Cranleigh, as long as it’s not in their backyard, making it much easier to dump even more houses here.
Cranleigh Village Meeting
ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! We are calling a public meeting in Cranleigh on:
THURSDAY 25th May 2017 at 7pm in the Village Hall
and we are inviting our 5 borough councillors. We want to ask them what they are doing to represent our views, and what they are doing for Cranleigh residents. We will also be asking you if you want to call for a vote of “No confidence” in the leadership of Waverley Borough Council.
We have heard that people living in other parts of the borough are laughing at us. “Why is Cranleigh not up in arms?” they say, “why aren’t they shouting in the street?” and “why are they accepting this housing dump without any fuss?”. They think you don’t care, and basically, they think Waverley can, and will do, whatever it wants in Cranleigh with absolutely no backlash.
It is time to shake off any apathy and stand up to be counted. Are you going to let them wreck Cranleigh completely?
This is the last opportunity to hold the Conservative Waverley leadership –“we can do whatever we like to Cranleigh” – to account and really show them what the people of Cranleigh think about their secret plans to expand Cranleigh into a major town in Waverley.
More to come…..
And don’t believe you have seen the end of huge planning applications in Cranleigh, Waverley want our Neighbourhood Plan Group, as you will see from Item 5 on the Parish Council Agenda for 20th April to find even more housing sites, employment sites, community sites and retail sites in and around the village. So, if you live near a green field and are breathing a sigh of relief because you think you’re safe, think again. You could soon have a huge housing estate, or industrial units next to you. If we do nothing, this will only be the beginning……………….
Join us in the Village Hall at 7pm on Thursday 25th May. Invite your family, neighbours and friends, because Cranleigh people are not going down without a fight!
WE WILL BE HEARD
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