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Planning Matters

In addition to the monthly review of  applications by the Planning Committee, any strategic or new developments which may be of significant importance or impact to the Village, are summarised here.

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Potential Development at Grange Farm

We have been notified that there will be an initial public consultation on potential development at Grange Farm.

A letter has been circulated to us and neighbouring properties, the contents of which can be viewed here.

More details of the plans can be found at www.grangefarmconsultation.co.uk

An online event is planned for Wednesday 13th July 2022, between 6.00pm – 7.30pm.  To register for this event, please do so via the above website link.

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Planning Applications - Hares Lane

At the present time there are three sites in Hares Lane which each have planning applications lodged with Hart District Council and which are of some significance to the area. This seems to have been the cause of some confusion and this note is to offer some clarification and up to date information.

The first one, opposite the White Lion but on the same side of the A30 is for an outdoor pre-school facility, planning application reference 22/00183/FUL. This has now received planning permission.

The second is also opposite the White Lion but on the opposite side of the A30 for the change of use to establish a gypsy site at Bulls Yard Farm, planning application reference 22/00806/FUL. This one is currently open for public consultation until 2nd June 2022, and anybody is free to put forward their comment.

The third site is further down the lane towards the Household Amenity Site and proposes a small development of affordable housing specifically for local people. These sites are known as Rural Exception Sites and there are certain planning laws which are specific to these sites. Hastoe which is the housing association putting forward this scheme had a pre-app meeting with Hart planners in April (22/00201/PREAPP) and the results of that meeting are now being considered. The principle stumbling block is the lack of SANG land in the area to be used as mitigation should the scheme go ahead. One possible solution to the problem is to put forward a slightly smaller scheme which is now being investigated by the team, from 17 dwellings in total to 9 dwellings in total. There will, of course, be a public consultation should this new scheme go to a full planning application.