The Secretary of State has decided not to call in the planning application for 126 homes at Hawley Park Farm and has formally withdrawn the Section 25 holding notice. There is nothing now, presumably, stopping the Council to formally grant planning permission. A very regrettable decision but I suppose it should have been foreseen. As this development will take the total number of homes in the SPA zone of influence above the 'Cap' then it can be argued that a new Appropriate Assessment should … [Read More...]
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The meeting of the Yateley Common Management Committee held at the Tythings last Wednesday was attended by approximately 60 members of the public. The main item, which took up most of the meeting, was the application by HCC to fence off parts of the common to allow grazing animals to be used as part of the strategy to bring the land back to its heathland habitat. While most people seemed to oppose fencing on the common the main issue raised was the lack of consultation with … [Read More...]
Hart Council has refused planning permission for the 150 homes proposed for land bounded by Moulsham Lane and Vicarage Road- The Urnfield. The principle reasons quoted are:- Erosion of the strategic gap between Yateley and Sandhurst. (This is a county boundary.) Affect of extra traffic on local roads. Additional flood risk. In addition other reasons quoted are:- Erosion of leisure and open space. Lack of primary school places. Adverse impact on local transport. By itself or … [Read More...]
Hampshire County Council has written to the Secretary of State for permission to fence in parts of Yateley Common in order to use grazing animals as part of the maintenance strategy. The idea is to try and bring the common back to its earlier 'heathland' habitat in order to safeguard its future and ground nesting birds. This task will be carried out by the Planning Inspectorate whose first job will be to arrange for a public meeting. Members of the public have until the 27th March to make any … [Read More...]
Notes from a volunteers diary. Our job today was to rake up the floating pennywort for disposal. To gain access to the boggy area Ian needed to cut down the fallen trees that were blocking our way. We split into two groups: one helping Ian to remove the trees and the other group concentrated on raking and removing as much of the wed as possible onto the path for disposal. It was a rewarding task and it will need repeating to try and get the weed under control and to help minimise it spreading … [Read More...]
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