Winter 2103 Cranleigh Floods


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Jeanette Stennett

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  1. We understand that Cranleigh is with Haslemere,Godalming, &Farnham designated “Urban”, although it does not have the infrastructure, main roads and mainline railways of the other three, and is still considered a village, albeit a large one.

    Where any further large development is considered, and bearing in mind most travel movement is North rather than South, the existing narrow roads and restrictions are inadequate and must form part of any proposal.

    The rainfall catchment area of Cranleigh Waters covers the area up to Winterfold and Pitch Hill and in exceptional circumstances, can and has lead to flash floods through the High Street and flood plain area.

    The rash of development proposals are quite plainly attempts to take advantage of the present lack of a main Planning Policy by Waverley, and to be equitable should be postponed until February 2016 when the new plans are hopefully in force.

    Developers main object is to make money by whatever means, and you only have to look at the Linden development where the newest houses are on the market for £1.5 million plus, aimed specifically at wealthy people coming from London. Not many locally employed people will have the financial backing to buy.

    In short we feel all proposals should be delayed until 2016 which is only a matter of months away and full consideration given to the people of the Cranfold area, including particularly the villages of Shamley Green, Wonersh and Bramley who will be taking the brunt of heavily increased traffic.

    1. Thank you for your very valid comments, could you please direct them as well to the Joint Planning Committee email contact details are in this post together with an outline of points to mention, including the ones you have already raised. A decision on the Berkeley Home’s application will be made on Tuesday evening at Waverley Council Offices, The Burys, Godalming a 7pm, so we need to act fast! Thank you for your support.

  2. We strongly oppose the development in Knowle Lane. The exit from Knowle Lane onto the High street is already horrendous. The infrastructure is definitely insufficient, the schools and Doctors will suffer considerably not to mention the traffic problem in the badly maintained roads and also the very badly maintained pavements. It also seems that none, or very few of the houses planned, are affordable houses for local residents, and will mean an influx of people working in London moving to the Country but adding nothing to village life.

    Brown sites such as Hewitts and Dunsfold aerodrome should be considered first and AFFORDABLE HOUSES FOR THE YOUNG PEOPLE OF CRANLEIGH SHOULD BE HIGH ON THE PRIORITY LIST.

    Aileen and Ian Weale

    1. Please do let Waverley Councillors know how you feel as well, they will make a decision about this planning application on Tuesday 28 October 2014 at 7pm; Waverley Council Offices, The Burys, Godalming, Public Welcome. The more support we can get and the more emails sent to members of the Joint Planning Committee the better chance we have. Thank you for your support.

  3. Following the meeting at the parish council offices on Saturday, as promised I’ve written to all of the planning committee members.

    I intend to attend the meeting tomorrow, but wonder whether there may be a limit on numbers, or problems with capacity. What is the best time to be there? Please advise.

    Many thanks.

    Martin Stiles MRICS, MCIOB

    1. Patricia Ellis said she was going to ask for another room to be opened with a big screen to watch the LIVE action, so please do come and tell your friends in Cranleigh. Meeting starts prompt at 7pm so best to be there 30 mins early I would think.

  4. I attended this evening and welcome the deferral. This was because SCC have some concerns over flooding and a late representation was made by them today.

    This will allow fuller consideration of other contentious issues.

    Martin Stiles MRICS, MCIOB.

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