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Letter: Why Doesn’t GBC Purchase the Wisley Site?

Published on: 4 Oct, 2018
Updated on: 4 Oct, 2018

From Hazel Barker

In response to: The Story of Wisley Airfield Part 3

Three Farms Meadow [aka the former Wisley airfield] needs to be taken out of the Guildford’s Local Plan.

I strongly agree that no housing development should be allowed in on the site, for the very good reasons that have been highlighted. It would be a very bad idea to allow a development of such a huge scale, in an area which has too much traffic on surrounding roads as it is.

Why doesn’t Guildford Borough Council try and purchase Three Farms Meadow from the owners? It could hopefully then stay as green belt land for everyone to enjoy.

The council should then put a covenant on the land so that no future building would be possible.

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Responses to Letter: Why Doesn’t GBC Purchase the Wisley Site?

  1. David Roberts Reply

    October 4, 2018 at 3:51 pm

    If it belonged to GBC, it would definitely be concreted over. Their spiteful draft Local Plan prioritises building on green fields, while many urban brownfield sites which the council own remain undeveloped.

  2. Valerie Thompson Reply

    October 4, 2018 at 4:23 pm

    They can’t afford to. Not after promising 81 million to the university for student accommodation.

  3. A Atkinson Reply

    October 4, 2018 at 8:06 pm

    It’s because the council, especially the leader of the council and all the Executive, want it developed.

  4. Jim Allen Reply

    October 5, 2018 at 9:45 am

    Why should Wisley be taken out when Gosden Hill will be the most detrimental development to the whole of Guildford just because Blackwell Farm and Wisley local residents have large cash reserves to fight their campaigns. The lack of road space to exit northbound from the site will block traffic leaving Guildford.

    The whole plan needs revisiting not just one site.

  5. Jules Cranwell Reply

    October 5, 2018 at 2:47 pm

    They should all be taken out, including Gosden Hill.

    This rape of the green belt is both unnecessary and evil.

    We already have a broken infrastructure, the worst pollution in the country.

    Who stands to gain from this plan? Not residents, just the developers, hungry for even more obscene profits.

    Why does the council leadership listen only to developers, and never to residents?

    And why did they abandon their promise to protect the green belt, as soon as they had been re-elected?

    We deserve to be told.

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