Councils are starting to come up with interim solutions to the Nitrates issue which means that Planning application approvals are likely to restart. Also, application P/18/0482 (100 dwellings on land adjacent to 125 Greenaway Lane), is the first to go to appeal since everything came to a stop, because FBC have failed to determine the application within the time allowed.
As a result, it is now the Inspector who will decide whether to grant permission or refuse. The appeal Hearing takes place on **Tuesday** **22nd October** **2019** at Fareham Council's offices. The date for comments on the case closed on the 24 September 2019, but come along to the hearing at FBC Offices 10:00 am 22nd October (all day hearing).
This is likely to be our last chance to show how we feel about not just this application but all the development in the area and you can help us do that. Please continue to support us by making donations or providing comments and objections.
The link to the application AND to view the appeal are here: Link to FBC
A huge thank you to all those who contributed to the recent fundraising and supported us at the planning committee meeting on Wednesday 16th January. The fundraising paid for a leading planning QC whose opinion is FBC are (potentially) acting unlawfully. In our deputations Rob and I asked committee to refuse permission as a) access onto Greenaway Lane for 100 houses would be catastrophic and b) they would be acting potentially unlawfully. After a long debate the vote was 4 against deferral and 5 for deferral (chair had casting vote). On top of the 2 issues we raised, members also asked we look at the bigger picture as "enough is enough" for Warsash. A small victory but nonetheless the best for this group so far. We are now seeking additional funding for the next planning hearing where we will be challenged by FBC's legal representatives about our QC's opinion. Your donations will help massively with this. We are very grateful for them and please excuse us if we don't get to thank you personally.
Fareham Borough Council (FBC) have issued a Draft Local Plan detailing 92 ‘Developable housing sites’ in the borough. They propose to build approximately 1500 new houses in Warsash & within a 2 mile radius to meet the housing needs to year 2036. The critera for the Borough is dictated by central government and is not negotiable. The breakdown of sites is as follows:
11 sites in Warsash (800 plus houses)
6 in Park Gate
7 in Sarisbury Green
3 in Locks Heath
5 in Titchfield
7 in Titchfield Common
The Western Wards (WW) is once again targeted with an excessive number of new homes. 1500 are in the WW. Since 2011/12 to 2016/2017, of the 1859 new homes built, 62% have been constructed in the Western Wards (1146). Our OBJECTIVE is to substantially reduce the number of new developments in Warsash and the Western Wards by encouraging all residents who object to the plan to:
1. Comment on FBC's Local Plan (cut off 08/12/17)
2. Sign a petition agianst the plans
3. Comment on individual planning applications
4. Join a protest march on 3rd December 2017
We may have to accept some new developments but the level proposed by FBC is totally unreasonable for the existing infrastructure, (roads, schools, health care etc) most of which is already over capacity and cannot be expanded. We need to strongly encourage FBC to re-consider other viable sites such as the Newlands Farm site and in doing so spreading the burden accross the borough.
Inevitably there is a financial cost attached to raising awareness amongst local residents who are affected. The money will be used in the campaign for printing leaflets, posters, banners and also for the services of a specialist planning consultant to advise on planning policy matters that may be significant in support of our case.
Please lend your support by way of financial contributions so we can carry on our awareness campaign and also employ a specialist local planning expert for policy advice to help achieve our stated objectives.