Monthly Archives: October 2015


Open Meeting Poster small 2Sunday 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.

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spot-the-differenceWe 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

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