Protesters And Developers Again Make Their Cases Over Wisley Airfield Development Plans

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Protesters fighting plans to build on the the former Wisley airfield site have accused the owners of making misleading statements and claims

The Wisley Action Group (WAG) has said that the site, known as Three Farms Meadow, has been described by Wisley Property Investments (WPI) as lowest Grade 4 land, while WAG counters that the majority of it is Grade 3 prime agricultural land and was advertised as that by estate agents Knight Frank in 2014.

Helen Jefferies of WAG said: “WPI has specifically stated that the land has been taken out of the green belt as part of the Guildford Greenbelt Review and this is simply not so.”

In its latest statement WAG added: “This fundamentally misleading statement is only one of many regularly presented by this Cayman Island-based company – including claims to already have direct access on to the A3 at Ockham interchange; an existing daily bus service; areas of land which it does not own and which are unavailable to them; and a statement that it is the only assembled site available for development now as part of the five-year housing supply.”

Aerial view of the site as shown on the developer's website

Aerial view of the site as shown on the developer’s website

The area at Wisley earmarked for development. Picture from the Wisley Action Group’s website.

Mrs Jefferies goes on to say: “It is well documented that the approval for the access route was only for a waste composting facility with limited truck movements. As this development will not now take place, the approval for the spur road will lapse and a new application must be approved.”


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