The Hart Planning Committee meeting deciding the first two big housing planning applications is tonight, Wednesday, 12th February at 7pm and we would ask any of you who can possibly come to please join us in support of our opposition to them. If you do not have transport, just let me know and I am confident we can find a space in a car for you and any friends you wish to drag along! It is being held at the Civic Offices, Harlington Way, Fleet, Hampshire GU51 4AE
The applications being decided tonight are the first test of Hart’s resolve on applications for housing outside of the areas that they themselves have earmarked for development. They may claim to have restricted ability to prevent development outside of the current boundaries, but let’s make sure they know we are watching them and will support them if they choose to reject these applications that are contrary to their stated policy and will not forget if they approve them against the wishes of their electors.
If these two applications go through I fear we will be absolutely inundated with applications for houses on any green space that you can see around the edge of Hook and the precedent will have been set to allow any and all applications to proceed. And none of these smaller applications will count against the huge development of at least 550 houses in North East Hook.
So as a reminder the two applications being considered at this meeting are:
1) 13/02567/MAJOR Development of up to 60 dwellings on land off Brown Croft, Hook
2) 13/02585/MAJOR Development of up to 70 dwellings on land Adjacent To Reading Road
See maps below. There are good arguments to be made in opposition to both applications but we really need your support to drive this opposition home.
The next expected application will be for the 47 houses in Hop Garden Road. If that one affects you but the two above do not then it is still worth coming along to find out the process for when the time comes to fight that next application.
Click on the images for larger maps.