Opinion: GBC is Suffering from Schizophrenia Over Wisley Planning

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Lib Dem Borough Councillor for Lovelace Cllr Colin Cross speaks out about Wisley

Aerial photograph of the site marked in red of the proposed development. From Guildford Borough Council's planning officers' report.

Aerial photograph of the site marked in red of the proposed development. From Guildford Borough Council’s planning officers’ report.

At last, after a fifteen month delay, the controversial former Wisley Airfield or Three Farm Meadow planning application for over 2,000 new homes has finally had its day of reckoning and been kicked out by Guildford Borough Council’s Planning Committee.

The proposal from the Cayman Islands-based developers, Wisley Property Investments Ltd, was recommended for refusal by planning officers on 14 strong planning grounds.

Local residents and representatives of Wisley Action Group spoke to the committee to explain the overwhelming local objection to the scheme and I outlined some of the many reasons why the application failed to meet the National Planning Policy Framework and GBC’s own planning policies.

 

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