Destroy, destroy, destroy…

How do these people sleep at night?  The Pegasus consultancy was re-engaged by the council to re-assess its own flawed previous Green Belt & Countryside Study, wherein Volume 4 written in response to the changed circumstances induced by the NPPF was roundly criticised by residents across the borough for errors in fact and analysis, and write a new Volume 5.  Its astonishing isn’t it, how in a democratic society the gamekeeper can be allowed to let the fox into the chicken coop again. Continue reading


Lies, damned lies and… the Settlement Hierarchy

Thanks to the eagle eyes of borough residents, the slippery recasting of the Settlement Hierarchy between its first version in the Green Belt & Countryside Study [GBCS], Vol III, July 2013 and the Settlement Hierarchy tables released in the Local Plan Issues & Options, Appendix C, November 2013 has been revealed. Continue reading

Keep Normandy ‘washed over’ by the Green Belt

Normandy is a dispersed community made up of 5 hamlets joined together by ribbon development.  From a planning point of view we are regarded as made up of two settlements, Flexford and Normandy.  This has been deliberately misrepresented in the GBC evidence documents as a Large Village when it is no bigger than and has almost the same services as the combined settlements of East and West Clandon. Continue reading