A DEVELOPER'S latest proposals for expanding Camberley's town centre will result in traffic chaos, former Surrey Heath Mayor Roy Lilley claimed yesterday (Wednesday).
He said that, according to his sources, there is no mention of road improvements in Crest Nicholson's secret blueprint for developing the land West of Park Street.
Mr Lilley said members of Surrey Heath Council's town centre working group were "shocked" when they were made aware of the omission at a recent meeting.
Until now, he continued, it had been assumed that a new road scheme would be included for shoppers entering and leaving the town centre from the A30.
It had always been agreed that the proposed road was needed to take traffic away from residential areas surrounding the town centre.
"Without it life will become a nightmare for hundreds of people who live there," said Mr Lilley. "Traffic will be jammed solid outside their homes."
He slammed the Tory-controlled council for keeping details of Crest Nicholson's proposals secret, and accused the party of wanting to keep it under wraps until after next week's council elections.
Mr Lilley spoke out after a full council meeting, called for last Wednesday to discuss Crest Nicholson's blueprint, was cancelled at the last minute.
Council planning chief John Silvester said in a written statement that agreement had still not been reached over the "content" of the scheme earmarked for the seven-acre site.
Neither Mr Silvester nor Councillor Moira Gibson, council leader, were available for comment when the Star went to press.
This is the latest wrangle to hit plans to build on the seven-acre site which the council has been trying to develop since the mid-1980s.