Sunday 18th October 4.30pm,
Hagbourne Village Hall, or
Tuesday 20th October 8pm,
Fleet Meadow Community Hall
Please come along to one of our two short sharp Open Meetings. And please help us publicise them by talking to your neighbours – particularly those who are not online.
We will outline how the consultation process works. We will run through some tips and pointers that will ensure your views cannot be ignored by the council. We will then make ourselves available to answer your questions face-to-face.
We have talked before about the National Planning Policy Framework. It is a core part of Grainger’s pitch. It is thrown up as smoke screen to hide that their plans fall foul of SODC’s core strategy.
But the NPPF is a fickle friend of Grainger’s. Paragraph 66 of the NPPF states: “Applicants will be expected to work closely with those directly affected by their proposals to evolve designs that take account of the views of the community. Proposals that can demonstrate this in developing the design of the new development should be looked on more favourably.”
Can Grainger demonstrate that they have worked closely with the community? Can their plans be looked on more favourably? Continue reading
It is clear from Grainger’s Planning Application that they have scant regard for what the community thinks. It is also clear that the community is not complacent and has strong views about the future of our area.
It is timely then to ask a question: Do you want to be involved in planning the future of East Hagbourne? Continue reading
Grainger has submitted their planning application for 170 houses on the Green Gap. The target decision date is 30th of December. It will be Happy New Year indeed when we stop Grainger in their tracks.
There is a lorry load of paper work on the SODC website. Continue reading
SODC has a plan for housing. To make this plan consultation was sought and tough decisions were made. And for good reason the land between Didcot and East Hagbourne was deemed unsuitable for housing.
Speculative developers like Grainger and Nurton have a different plan. Continue reading