NEW MILL LANE HOUSING ESTATE

A Planning Pre-application on the site that lies immediately adjacent to the M&S garage and shop at the junction of Mill Lane and the A287.       The applicant has described the site as being put forward as a Candidate Housing Site by the Crondall Parish Council Neighbourhood  Plan Working Group. The applicant shows that the site has a capacity for 33 dwellings. Included within the application is correspondence from a recent NP exhibition, several residents from the Mill Lane area expressed the view that although they might be relatively content with a small development on this site, they also very much want some significant improvements to the junction with the A287, and to Mill Lane/Bowenhurst Lane itself, both of which are problems which any such development could only exacerbate. Pre-app Ref. No: 17/02142/PREAPP can be found here….   

HAVE YOUR SAY NOT THEIRS

Crondall Parish Councillor Norman Lambert  urges residents to have their own say on the housing site choices at the Neighbourhood Plan Site Exhibitions on Thursday 12th and Saturday 14th Take the feedback form home, discuss with your family, friends and other Councillors who are not involved with this process, you have until the 27th October to respond. It was disappointing that the Neighbourhood Plan Working Party led by Councillor O’Connor failed to get the Exhibition materials uploaded to the Parish Council website as promised on their leaflets, however I am sure they will before the next exhibition.’ Some members of the public have raised concerns that some of the Working Party may be seen to have prejudicial views, and perhaps should not be involved in this exhibition.

HART LOCAL PLAN POLICIES OUT OF DATE

The Planning Inspector found, in allowing the appeal, that key Hart

District Council Local Plan policies are out of date, and that the

NPPF (National Planning Policy Framework) presumption in favour

of development applied.

He considered the site at Land North of Netherhouse Copse, Fleet, locally known as Grove Farm, to be sustainable development where any harm caused was outweighed by the benefits of delivering housing (the Inspector specifically refers to the Government’s objective of boosting significantly the supply of housing to meet market and also affordable housing needs). The development proposed is outline application for up to 423 residential dwellings and a community facility. Associated vehicular, pedestrian and cycle access, drainage and landscape works, including the provision of public open space and sports pitches. Provision of country park/Suitable Alternative Natural Greenspace (SANG) as an extension to Edenbrook Country Park. The appeal was made on the basis of Hart District Council’s failure to determine the application within the prescribed period. Following the lodging of the appeal the Council indicated that they would have refused planning permission had they been in a position to determine the application. Seven generally considered reasons for refusal were identified with the first two relating to the location of the proposed development within a designated local gap and highway safety. It was agreed between the Council and the appellant that reasons for refusal 3-7 were capable of being overcome through suitable legal obligations. The Main issues left to be decided were: 1) The effect of the proposed development on the Local Gap between Fleet, Church Crookham and Crookham Village, in physical and visual terms and its effect on the character and setting of the countryside and on public footpaths 2) The effect of the proposed access on highway safety, with particular reference to the proposed southern site access roundabout. The full Appeal Decision can be found here……..
Made by STUDIO787

NEW MILL LANE HOUSING ESTATE

A Planning Pre-application on the site that lies immediately adjacent to the M&S garage and shop at the junction of Mill Lane and the A287.       The applicant has described the site as being put forward as a Candidate Housing Site by the Crondall Parish Council Neighbourhood  Plan Working Group. The applicant shows that the site has a capacity for 33 dwellings. Included within the application is correspondence from a recent NP exhibition, several residents from the Mill Lane area expressed the view that although they might be relatively content with a small development on this site, they also very much want some significant improvements to the junction with the A287, and to Mill Lane/Bowenhurst Lane itself, both of which are problems which any such development could only exacerbate. Pre-app Ref. No: 17/02142/PREAPP can be found here….   

HAVE YOUR SAY NOT THEIRS

Crondall Parish Councillor Norman Lambert  urges residents to have their own say on the housing site choices at the Neighbourhood Plan Site Exhibitions on Thursday 12th and Saturday 14th Take the feedback form home, discuss with your family, friends and other Councillors who are not involved with this process, you have until the 27th October to respond. It was disappointing that the Neighbourhood Plan Working Party led by Councillor O’Connor failed to get the Exhibition materials uploaded to the Parish Council website as promised on their leaflets, however I am sure they will before the next exhibition.’ Some members of the public have raised concerns that some of the Working Party may be seen to have prejudicial views, and perhaps should not be involved in this exhibition.

HART LOCAL PLAN POLICIES OUT OF

DATE

The Planning Inspector found, in allowing the appeal, that

key Hart District Council Local Plan policies are out of date,

and that the NPPF (National Planning Policy Framework) 

presumption in favour of development applied.

He considered the site at Land North of Netherhouse Copse, Fleet, locally known as Grove Farm, to be sustainable development where any harm caused was outweighed by the benefits of delivering housing (the Inspector specifically refers to the Government’s objective of boosting significantly the supply of housing to meet market and also affordable housing needs). The development proposed is outline application for up to 423 residential dwellings and a community facility. Associated vehicular, pedestrian and cycle access, drainage and landscape works, including the provision of public open space and sports pitches. Provision of country park/Suitable Alternative Natural Greenspace (SANG) as an extension to Edenbrook Country Park. The appeal was made on the basis of Hart District Council’s failure to determine the application within the prescribed period. Following the lodging of the appeal the Council indicated that they would have refused planning permission had they been in a position to determine the application. Seven generally considered reasons for refusal were identified with the first two relating to the location of the proposed development within a designated local gap and highway safety. It was agreed between the Council and the appellant that reasons for refusal 3-7 were capable of being overcome through suitable legal obligations. The Main issues left to be decided were: 1) The effect of the proposed development on the Local Gap between Fleet, Church Crookham and Crookham Village, in physical and visual terms and its effect on the character and setting of the countryside and on public footpaths 2) The effect of the proposed access on highway safety, with particular reference to the proposed southern site access roundabout. The full Appeal Decision can be found here……..
Made with STUDIO787