If a Government Inspector allows Bewley Homes to develop land in Badshot Lea it will send an Exocet missile through Farnham’s Neighbourhood Plan and could herald open season for other developers to build in Farnham.
The very integrity of the Neighbourhood Plan that Waverley Borough Councillor Carole Cockburn slaved over for years is now at stake with this single application. Is it any wonder she looks so glum?
The Farnham Society strongly objected to the application when it was considered and subsequently refused by Waverley `Planners. It will submit similar comments to the Planning Inspector for his consideration at the Public Inquiry.
It is now asking everyone to write to the Inspector and record that the site is not included within the Farnham Neighbourhood Plan 2020 and the appeal should be dismissed.
- It outside the settlement
- In the countryside
- On Flood Zone 2
- On land that is potentially contaminated
- The Strategic Gap between Farnham and Aldershot.
- On land that planning consent has been refused in: Twice in the 1950s;1986; 2013; and 2020.
Application Reference: WA/2019/1905
Planning Inspectorate Reference: APP/R3650/W/20/3262641
Deadline for commenting: Thursday 25 February 2021
Address for hardcopy letters: Alison Dyson, The Planning Inspectorate, Temple Quay House, 2 The Square, Bristol, BS1 6PN
Historically the Inspectorate has required three copies of any written representation.
Representations can be online via https://acp.planninginspectorate.gov.uk/
Enter the Planning Inspectorate number 3262641 in the ‘Search for a Case’ box and then click on the ‘Make representation’ box which moves you towards an opportunity to complete a request for your details.
If you can find time to write to the Inspector and simply say that the proposals are contrary to the ‘made’ Farnham Neighbourhood Plan the Society says it would be very grateful.