outnumbered
© Norman  Lambert 2017

News………

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The Planning Inspector found, in allowing the appeal, that key Hart District Council Local Plan policies are out of date, and that the NPPF (National Planning Policy Framework) presumption in favour of development applied.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 full Appeal Decision can be found  here…….. 10/10/2017

Planning Pre-Application for Mill Lane

Housing

The site 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. More on the application Ref.No: 17/02142/PREAPP can be found here….                                                 05/10/2017

Three Councillors Supported the

Proposed Content for the NP Sites

Exhibition

It is very likely the future of housing will soon be made by Crondall Parish Council, as the September meeting agenda listed item 11. as, ‘To receive an update from the Neighbourhood Plan Working Group - to include ‘Review of the Proposed Content for the NP Sites Exhibition’ as per the draft Power Point attached - Cllr O’Connor.’. These papers, despite being marked confidential, were displayed on a screen and debated. I believe that the Parish Council should be open and transparent, and as they were on display and debated in a meeting open to the public I have published them along with my other September Agenda Papers. There will be a few Public Meetings in October to inform you of the Neighbourhood Plan Working Party suggestions, Judged by previous exhibitions you may be encouraged to either support or object to certain sites.                                                                             01/10/2017

Are Dark Forces at Work !

Why does it take 3 months for Hart District Council Planners  to issue a  opinion on a planning pre-application, especially as its one they have seen a number of times before ! The site, GUESS                                                   02/10/2017   

Good Projects Die Everyday, Like the

One Below, It’s Time to Counter the

NIMBY

Whether you call them NIMBYs, BANANAs or the uninformed selfish minority, they are organizing to stop projects like this and, often, they are winning. Regardless of how good you think this project is and how hard you may think the applicants have worked to address the community needs, they are still there screaming bloody murder at the public consultation.  You can ignore them.  You can try to pretend they’re not there and hope the Local Authority or that Local Ward Members keep their word, listens to reason and support the project in the face of passionate constituent opposition.  After all, you know you’re right this is a good project.. I have spoken with some local Councillors, and they like the proposal and they plan to support it, but will they!                   The applicants have done the research, conducted the tests and gone through due diligence to ensure that the project benefits and enhances  Crondall Village and its community and are doing it the right way. It’s a good project and Crondall should pride itself on encouraging smart, responsible development projects. You may have have seen the Neighbourhood Plan questionnaire results and discovered that 70% of the local residents who responded say they want and need  what this site is proposing .   Let’s win the battle , so building can start. (NIMBY- Not In My Back Yard, BANANA- Build Absolutely Nothing Anywhere Near Anything)                                                     01/10/2017

I Have Suggested Permanent Toilets

on Hook Meadow

A Good Idea ?

September Agenda Papers

In the interests of openness and transparency, I have decided to share with you my Crondall Parish Council Agenda Papers, most of which have never been seen in the public domain before, including Neighbourhood Plan Papers.
AGENDA PAPERS NOW ON-LINE AGENDA PAPERS NOW ON-LINE
Old Parsonage Meadow
An example perhaps !
Please note that any views expressed on these web pages or on external sites that this site links to are not necessarily the views of Crondall Parish Council
Printed and Published by Norman Lambert
Crondall Village Hall  Welcomes you to an evening of a wide selection of music from the shows, music from the movies and more traditional classical works. FARNBOROUGH CONCERT BAND of the ROYAL BRITISH LEGION Saturday 25th November Bar opens 6.45pm Tickets £16 Including hot supper and ice cream BOX OFFICE 01252 850787 The evening is arranged by Crondall WI in aid of the Village Hall Building Appeal

Crondall Neighbourhood Plan

Becomes Principally a Planning Aid!

After being questioned by myself, Cllr O’Connor admitted at the August meeting of The Parish Council that the Crondall Neighbourhood Plan is now  principally a Planning Aid.” Is it, I ask, an aid to encourage planning, to stop it or to protect certain sites ! 01/10/2017
outnumbered
© Norman Lambert 2017

News………

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 full Appeal Decision can be found here…….. 10/10/2017

Planning Pre-Application for

Mill Lane Housing

The site 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. More on the application Ref.No: 17/02142/PREAPP can be found here….                                                 05/10/2017

Three Councillors Supported

the Proposed Content for the

NP Sites Exhibition

It is very likely the future of housing will soon be made by Crondall Parish Council, as the September meeting agenda listed item 11. as, ‘To receive an update from the Neighbourhood Plan Working Group - to include ‘Review of the Proposed Content for the NP Sites Exhibition’ as per the draft Power Point attached - Cllr O’Connor.’. These papers, despite being marked confidential, were displayed on a screen and debated. I believe that the Parish Council should be open and transparent, and as they were on display and debated in a meeting open to the public I have published them along with my other September Agenda Papers. There will be a few Public Meetings in October to inform you of the Neighbourhood Plan Working Party suggestions, Judged by previous exhibitions you may be encouraged to either support or object to certain sites.                                                                             01/10/2017

Are Dark Forces at Work !

Why does it take 3 months for Hart District Council Planners  to issue a  opinion on a planning pre-application, especially as its one they have seen a number of times before ! The site, GUESS                                                   02/10/2017   

Good Projects Die Everyday,

Like the One Below, It’s Time

to Counter the NIMBY

Whether you call them NIMBYs, BANANAs or the uninformed selfish minority, they are organizing to stop projects like this and, often, they are winning. Regardless of how good you think this project is and how hard you may think the applicants have worked to address the community needs, they are still there screaming bloody murder at the public consultation.  You can ignore them.  You can try to pretend they’re not there and hope the Local Authority or that Local Ward Members keep their word, listens to reason and support the project in the face of passionate constituent opposition.  After all, you know you’re right this is a good project.. I have spoken with some local Councillors, and they like the proposal and they plan to support it, but will they!                   The applicants have done the research, conducted the tests and gone through due diligence to ensure that the project benefits and enhances  Crondall Village and its community and are doing it the right way. It’s a good project and Crondall should pride itself on encouraging smart, responsible development projects. You may have have seen the Neighbourhood Plan questionnaire results and discovered that 70% of the local residents who responded say they want and need  what this site is proposing .   Let’s win the battle , so building can start. (NIMBY- Not In My Back Yard, BANANA- Build Absolutely Nothing Anywhere Near Anything)                                                     01/10/2017

I Have Suggested Permanent

Toilets on Hook Meadow

A Good Idea ?

September Agenda Papers

In the interests of openness and transparency, I have decided to share with you my Crondall Parish Council Agenda Papers, most of which have never been seen in the public domain before, including Neighbourhood Plan Papers.
Old Parsonage Meadow
An example perhaps !
                               Printed and Published by Norman Lambert
AGENDA PAPERS NOW ON-LINE AGENDA PAPERS NOW ON-LINE
Please note that any views expressed on these web pages or on external sites that this site links to are not necessarily  the views of Crondall Parish Council
Crondall Village Hall Welcomes you to an evening of a wide selection of music from the shows, music from the movies and more traditional classical works. FARNBOROUGH CONCERT BAND of the ROYAL BRITISH LEGION Saturday 25th November Bar opens 6.45pm Tickets £16 Including hot supper and ice cream BOX OFFICE 01252 850787 The evening is arranged by Crondall WI in aid of the Village Hall Building Appeal