A Planning application has been made for
a new town at Dunsfold Park
First Phase – 1,800 dwellings with intention to increase to 3,400 dwellings
plus a large increase in the industrial space.
4,350/7,000 residents; 2,800/4,500 cars: huge increase in HGVs
Consultation period ends on 5 February
This development will have a major impact on anyone living in the towns and villages in the Guildford – Horsham – Haslemere triangle. The new town will ultimately have a population the size of Bramley, Chiddingfold and Alfold combined.
If you live or travel on the A281, the A283 or the many adjoining country lanes – you will be affected.
If you use the local services – hospitals, schools, railways, etc. – you will be affected.
If you love our beautiful local countryside – you will be affected.
Send your objections NOW to Waverley Borough Council. Encourage your friends and neighbours to do so as well – send on this email either by the usual forwarding or using the “forward to a friend” link below. The greater the number, the more the influence.
On-line – by completing the form on Waverley’s website by clicking on – Waverley Website
By letter – addressed to the Corporate Services and Planning Department, Council Offices, Waverley Borough Council, The Burys, Godalming, Surrey GU7 1HR
By e-mail – to email@example.com
You MUST quote reference WA/2015/2395 on letters and emails
Possible reasons for objecting
You should set out the reasons which concern you, preferably in your own language rather than simply copying the following suggestions word for word.
Inadequate road infrastructure. The existing road structure cannot cope with the additional traffic that will be generated. There are no plans to make any significant improvements to the roads other than the construction of a new access from Dunsfold Park to the A281. [Add details of any roads that you use which you consider will be particularly adversely affected – such as the Bramley bottleneck and local rat runs].
Situation. The site is relatively remote and rural and almost entirely surrounded by an Area of Great Landscape Value as well as being on the edge of the Green Belt. It has Sites of Special Scientific Interest and other ecologically sensitive areas around it and to the east there are substantial areas that are liable to flooding.
Services. The resultant increase in the population will impose an excessive additional burden on local services such as hospitals, schools and railways. The infrastructure should be in place first.
Wrong place. Housing on this scale should not be lumped together in one remote rural location. In particular the affordable housing required to meet local needs should be built in the existing towns and villages in Waverley where it is needed.
See the guidance by Martin Goodall (formerly the Waverley Borough Solicitor) for more help on how to object and the planning grounds which will carry weight.