Not the only “whistle blower”

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Letter: I Also Complained About Monika Juneja

MJ Old BaileyFrom Valerie Thompson

I am writing to back up Jules Cranwell’s comments that he was not the only “whistle blower” in West Horsley, regarding Monika Juneja.

In 2014 I wrote several letters, which were published in The Surrey Advertiser, questioning her suitability to represent members of the public on Guildford Borough Council.

There followed correspondence with her, Stephen Mansbridge, council officers and ultimately, Dr Hooper, whose report I described as a whitewash.

Mr Mansbridge’s reply was mildly threatening, but I was not to be deflected and was one of those who demanded a re-write of the Hooper report.  I was very angry when that was refused as it appeared that Dr Hooper was protecting Cllrs Juneja and Mansbridge from criticism.

Many of us in West Horsley believe that we are being punished, personally, for having brought this appalling situation into the public eye and that the vast housing estates, allocated to West Horsley  by the GBC Planning Committee in the temporarily abandoned Draft Local Plan, were possibly a direct result of our protests.

Let us hope that common sense will prevail, and a fairer distribution of new developments, together with the obvious use of  “brownfield ” first, will be proposed in the next draft plan.