Within hours of the press release announcing the publication of Volume 5 of the Green Belt and Countryside Study, the lead councillor responsible for the Guildford Borough Local Plan had to release a denial that the sites identified within the new document were definitely sites to be developed. So much has suspicion and disbelief grown in the borough community to any new information on the Local Plan issued by this council and its paid lackeys, that such a denial was necessary is no surprise.
The first time round, during the consideration of the draft Local Plan evidence base by borough residents, the lead councillor for the Local Plan visited my community to address a resident’s meeting in an attempt to assuage anxieties about the targeting of Normandy for large scale housing development. Ms. Juneja was very good at not letting the cat out of the bag but not convincing. Not good enough. The cat is running loose.
Nowadays, when you listen to the radio or watch the television and see a politician under pressure who wants to avoid the truth when questioned, the first thing you notice is that they deny, deny, deny. Well, Ms. Juneja is denying now.