The leader of Guildford Borough Council, Stephen Mansbridge, was in bullish mood this week and went on the attack
He told the people of Guildford that they had better understand that if they want all the goodies in the recently published town Masterplan they needed to accept what will be coming along in the Local Plan. It is all or nothing. He made it sound like a threat.
The council leader was asked if those who took part in the consultation could be confident that their views would be heard, given that a large number of the 7,000 respondents to the draft Local Plan apparently sent comments objecting to green belt development without obtaining any indication that the council will rule it out.