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

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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