Frustrated and angry at East Hampshire District Council. Despite all of our objections the planning officer in charge of the case looks set to recommend permission to build the 80 near us
His report runs to over 50 pages so I won't bore you with all his flawed arguments.
However, my disbelief and frustration with the system stems from the fact that only 2 weeks ago EHDC formally put in place their Joint Core Strategy - an official document laying out where new housing should be located within the whole EHD area.
The 2 villages of Four Marks/Medstead were 'allocated' 175 houses to be built between now and 2028 (although this would be reviewd in 5 years).
Now over 100 of this figure have already been given permission, so another 80 will take us over that figure. The councils argument seems to be that national legislation gives presumtion that as long as the building is sustainable it must be allowed
We were hoping that this would be a test case and EHDC would actually grow a pair and refuse this.
Formal voting by committee is due to take place on the 23rd. We will turn out in force to show our case, but as residents we are only allowed a single 3 minute slot to talk to the committee. The Parish Council also get 3 minutes. But I can't see EHDC voting against their planning officer's report recommendation.
So if this is allowed we have the following developments already being touted by developers.
144 Barn Lane
45 Winchester Rd
76 Lymington Bottom Rd (part of an overall piece of land earmarked for up to 650)
25 Cedar Stables
144 Beechlands/Stoney Lane
32 Telegraph Lane/Blackberry lane
I'm soon gonna be living in an urban sprawl, not a village. There will be no water pressure, the roads will break up further under weight of traffic, you won't get to see a Dr or get a school place, the place will stink of sewerage (as the sewerage systems fail, which all the new systems do on our soil).......but it doesn't matter to the developers - they will have left and moved on to rape some more of our countryside for profit.
.....Sorry for the rant - had to get that off my chest.