UPDATED: Please help stop appeals!


Unsurprisingly CALA Homes’ success in appealing against refusal of planning permission to develop in Lymington Bottom has led to more appeals by other developers. The planning inspector’s decision in that case was that EHDC  did not have enough homes approved to meet its target over the next few years – called a five year housing supply – something the council refutes.

The Noah’s Ark (Telegraph Lane) planning refusal has been appealed (see here) and representations have to be in  by 13th August (next Thursday).  The appeal is being heard in Four Marks Village Hall on the 2nd September. Please make your opposition known – the more representations received by the inspector and the more people who attend the hearing then the more likely it is that the appeal will be refused.

Hurlock Investments Limited, the developer who had their planning application for the land to rear of 131 Winchester  Road refused (i.e. the SINC site) has also appealed. The details are here – representations have to be in by 10th September and can be made on their website. The hearing will be held on the 29th September.

The SINC site wildlife is already threatened by the Medstead Farm development which is cutting the wildlife corridor to open countryside. This appeal if successful, alongside proposed development in Gloucester Close, will build high density housing around the SINC and destroy the habitat of badgers and dormice.

Please take the time before September 10th to object to to the planning inspectorate and lets try to stop this developer from destroying the SINC.

Thank You.