The parish Planning Committee normally meets on the third Monday of each month in Zebon Copse Centre only when there are planning applications requiring a parish response. Applications notified too late for the Planning Committee meeting each month are considered at the next full meeting of the council. For major applications, or when other business dictates, special meetings of the Planning Committee may be called.
Agendas are displayed on public noticeboards within the parish 3 days ahead of meetings. In addition, the parish endeavours to notify applicants/agents. neighbours and other interested parties before related meetings.
Members of the public and press are always welcome to attend meetings of the parish Planning Committee.
The Parish Council is a statutory consultee on planning applications within and immediately adjacent to the parish that have been submitted to Hart District Council, the Local Planning Authority. Hart Council determines planning applications after taking due account of inputs from all statutory consultees, including the parish council, in reaching their decision; the Parish Council only makes recommendations and does not decide the outcome of planning applications.
Significant Local Planning Topics
Cross Farm Retirement Village
APPEAL STARTED 4 DECEMBER 2018
Any additional comments must be with the Planning Inspectorate by 15 January 2019. Details HERE.
The Cross Farm appeal started on 10 September 2019.
Adjourned to reconvene in the Harlington Centre 17/18 October.
The main session for members of public to speak was from 1900-2130 on Thursday 12 September. More than 50 villagers attended and 16 people were able to address the Inspector, including the Parish Council whose contribution is HERE.
The strong feelings of speakers against the proposal came across extremely clearly with impressive eloquence about the pleasures of living in the village and the benefits and enjoyment of its threatened adjacent open space.
18/00045/OUT – 12 February 2018 – Officer: P Lee
Outline planning application (access only) for the construction of a 160-unit care village with 64 bed care home [class C2] and central facilities building; as well as associated vehicular and pedestrian accesses, junction improvement, estate roads, parking areas and garage, footpaths/cycle ways and the change of use of agricultural land and woods to public open space [for SANG] and landscaping –
at Cross Farm House, Crondall Road, Crookham Village, Fleet, Hampshire, GU51 5SS
The CVPC Planning Committee met in public on 6 March 2018 and submitted these OBJECTIONS to the proposals.
Hart Council REFUSED the application on 14 May 2018. Details HERE.
Appeal APP/N1730/W/18/3216181 (18/0045/OUT) dated 4 December 2018 seeks to overturn the Hart refusal.
Previous Application 16/03400/OUT
A public exhibition was held in the WI Hall on 29 and 30 March 2016 about a potential Retirement Village on land at Cross Farm behind The Street in Crookham Village. Display boards at that exhibition were OVERVIEW (3.1mb) and ROAD ACCESS (225kb).
Subsequently, application 16/00771/EIA to determine whether or it a full environmental impact assessment would be required to support a planning application has been submitted to Hart council. It was determined that a full EIA was not required under planning law.
Application 16/03400/OUT has now been received for a Care Village of 160 dwellings plus a 6-bed Care Home on Cross Farm (South of The Street). This application, although outline, seeks full permission for the proposed access onto Crondall Road adjacent to the Crossways junction.
CVPC submitted these OBJECTIONS on 6 February 2017.
Following non-determination by Hart within the time allowed, an appeal was lodged in July 2017, but withdrawn on 15 September 2017. This application is therefore now closed.
The Cross Farm appeal is scheduled to start on 10 September 2019.
Albany Park (Watery Lane)
Negotiations on site layout continue between Martin Grant homes and Hart Council as a precursor to a formal planning application for the detailed aspects of the development, currently approved in Outline only following the appeal held in April 2015. To see the latest public documents visit the Hart Planning web site.
Application 17/00264/REM for the Reserved Matters aspects (internal layout and all other unresolved detail) for the site except for the health/retail area has been submitted to Hart Council and is yet to be determined.
Application 14/01223/CON (validated February 2018) addresses discharge of conditions downstream of the appeal decision.
18/02702/FUL dated 26 November 2018 seeks to have an uncontrolled access to the development from Redfields Lane with significant loss of roadside trees to provide adequate visibility for this type of junction.
Land North of Netherhouse Copse Hitches Lane (Grove Farm)
A second application 16/01651/OUT for this site, almost unchanged from that refused in 2014, was considered by CVPC on 1 August 2016 resulting, once again, in a significant OBJECTION being submitted to Hart Council.
Due to delays in processing this application at Hart Council, the applicant lodged an appeal starting on 3 February 2017 for non-determination within the legal time limit. Associated documents are HERE. Anyone wishing to add further submissions to be considered by the appeal inspector must do so by 17 March 2017.
Hart has now formally refused this application. The appeal hearing is scheduled to start on 18 July in the Lismoyne Hotel, Fleet.
The appeal was allowed on 6 October 2017, so the development will proceed. A reserved matters application to sort out remaining detail will follow in due course.
Applications 18/01793/REM, 18/01794/REM and 18/01795/REM for the community building, SANG and the first 189 dwellings on Grove Farm were considered by CVPC on 12 September 2018. Significant issues were raised as detailed in the minutes of that meeting.
Amended plans for the Community building received 30 October 2018. Discussions with the developer on potential changes to the design of this facility started January 2019. A revised application was granted by Hart on 9 May 2019.
Planning Committee Reports and Minutes
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