This is to let you all know that the real battle has now begun to save Undershaw from being split up into individual units. Plans to build the proposed apartments have now been registered by Waverley Borough Council. We have until 19th March to object/comment on this application.
You can comment in two ways: the first electronically via a link from the application on the Waverley website www.waverley.gov.uk/planning or you can put your comments in writing to the Corporate Services and Planning Department, The Burys, Godalming, Surrey, GU7 1HR quoting the application reference number which is WA/2010/0173.
The target date for determination of applications is eight weeks after registration and the Council achieves on average 80% of applications within this time.
If the application has received five or more letters of comment from the public (from different addresses) then it will be subject to public speaking procedures at Committee. This allows one objector, the Town or Parish Council and one supporter to speak at the meeting to put their views to the committe. The final decision on an application will be published on the web site, but if you wish to be notified of the outcome of an application, please write to the address above and enclose a stamped self-addressed envelope.
This is a very crucial time for Undershaw and it will all depend on whether the support is out there from you the public. We need you, as a matter of urgency to write and object to Undershaw being converted to apartments and importantly for public access to be retained to the house and gardens. Please send your letters of objection now!
Please remember, if you haven't already signed the on-line petition then please do so now. I will be printing this off in the next couple of days and submitting with my letter of objection to Waverley Borough Council.