We can’t really figure out why a new application was necessary for the Knowle Park Initiative (KPI), other than it means that everyone who objected previously against this application has to resubmit their comments.

However never fear it only takes a few minutes and here is the direct link to the application on Waverley Borough Council’s planning portal http://planning.waverley.gov.uk/live/wbc/pwl.nsf/(RefNoLU)/WA20151569?OpenDocument.

Your Waverley Councillors are saying that EVERYONE in the village wants this application to go ahead. We don’t think that’s true. But YOU need to tell your councillors that. We can’t do it for you. Please email them or write TODAY and copy in the Cranleigh Society info@cranleighsociety.org.

(Always include your Full Name and Address in any correspondence.)


Waverley Councillors for Cranleigh are:
Brian Ellis – brian.ellis@waverley.gov.uk ;
Patricia Ellis – patricia.ellis@waverley.gov.uk ;
Stewart Stennett – stewart.stennett@waverley.gov.uk;
Jeanette Stennett – jeanette.stennett@waverley.gov.uk ;
Mary Foryszewski – mary.foryszewski@waverley.gov.uk

Please copy in the Cranleigh Society to your email info@cranleighsociety.org and your MP Anne Milton anne.milton.mp@parliament.uk or write to Anne Milton c/o 17a Home Farm, Losely Park, Guildford GU3 1HS.

If you want to write to your Councillors, they can be reached at the Cranleigh Parish Council Offices, Village Way, Cranleigh, Surrey GU6 8AF.

We still have a chance to influence how our village will grow through our Neighbourhood Plan.  But if all this development goes through we will have NO say.

The new application submitted by KPI has no real changes. However they have now clearly identified that they rely on the success of the Berkeley Homes appeal for 425 dwellings. Partly because they need a direct footpath to the high street linking one vast housing estate to another. If you support this application it will open the door wide for Berkeley Homes as well.

KPI are applying for outline planning permission and they are NOT builders. If you’ve been swayed by pretty pictures then beware the detail of the type of housing will only be approved when FULL permission is granted.

West Cranleigh Nurseries map new footpaths over The Maples site

These two applications amount to an extra 690 dwellings for our village and with the 300 dwellings already approved (Amlets Lane, Horsham Road and Cranleigh Brickworks) that makes a grand total of nearly 1,000. And should Hewitts brown field site and Little Meadow green field site also be approved that increases to a massive total of 1,195 dwellings for our village.

That is a HUGE increase of over 25% in our housing numbers.


This would amount to an explosion of housing over the next 5 to 10 years and would result in traffic chaos from huge construction vehicles alone, especially affecting Alfold Road, Elmbridge Road, Knowle Lane and the High Street, as well as Amlets Lane and the Horsham Road.

This would mean nearly 3,000 more residents and at least 2,000 more cars descending on Cranleigh in a very short period of time. And we don’t think that Waverley will stop there! We believe that they want to dump even more housing on Cranleigh’s green fields making it a large TOWN in this part of the borough, resulting in misery for existing residents and gridlock on the A281.

We understand that it can feel overwhelming but we are actually really strong if we STAND TOGETHER.

  • Please write/email your Waverley Councillors (email addresses are listed towards the top of this post) and tell them you don’t want this application and you support the work of Cranleigh’s Neighbourhood Plan.
  • Please object to http://planning.waverley.gov.uk/live/wbc/pwl.nsf/(RefNoLU)/WA20151569?OpenDocument the Knowle Park Initiative application on the planning portal or simply resubmit your previous comments.

Not sure what to write?  Don’t worry we have a list of points from the previous application on our website page just scroll down to the “Points to consider section:”.

Or you can use any of the following general points taken from the Waverley website or

  • loss of light
  • overlooking / loss of privacy
  • parking / loading / turning issues
  • increase in traffic
  • noise and disturbance
  • loss of trees
  • road access
  • proposals in the local plan
  • previous appeal decisions
  • local, strategic, regional and national planning policies

Here is the direct link again to the application on Waverley Borough Council’s planning portal http://planning.waverley.gov.uk/live/wbc/pwl.nsf/(RefNoLU)/WA20151569?OpenDocument

Together we CAN make a difference.