The Society has written a letter of objection to the proposed development at Wisley Airfield that has been under consideration for a number of years.
This policy governs the use of the site. The Society believes this is predicated on old style thinking in that it allows for a site with a predominately car-based transport linkages, and that it imposes major and difficult to quantify impacts on local villages, and the local countryside. The policy allows for an overdevelopment of a rural location with a lack of sustainability.
The Society believes within the remit of Policy A35 that the proposed layout and design is satisfactory within the site boundaries (subject to our caveat on dwelling numbers). The proposals include a proper consideration of place making and sustainability and the internal transport being focused on active travel looks appropriate.
We are glad to see a developer bringing forward a scheme that has elements such as an Energy Centre, Car Parking convertible to other uses, and a generously sized Sustainable Movement Corridor.
Wisley Development has many good ideas but the lack of proper infrastructure provision and overdevelopment cause us to ask that a serious rethink of the whole development is undertaken.
Our Letter of objection can be read below.
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