A petition asking the council to abandon its aggressive pro development pro building strategy was debated at GBC on 8 July, 2014.
Councillors rehearsed the same outworn arguments.
They claim to speak for a ‘silent majority’.
The university of Surrey is far from silent and far from being a majority. On several occasions it has managed to get its officers, its planning consultant and a ‘sofa surfer’ employee to speak in Council in favour of building more houses! (The irony is that it has had in hand planning permission to build some 1,000 + accommodation units for years but has not built them .)
The whole Executive team rows in on behalf of the silent majority. Is that a bit like an auctioneer picking non existent bids off the wall?
The Council’s half baked excuses are here laid bare by Mrs Parker.