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Planning - the deluge...

1. Current Applications:

>>For details enter Ref below into the EHDC Search Page  <<


>‘South Alton’ Development   Ref 30021/056

An outline planning application for major development on the site of the former Lord Mayor Treloar Hospital (above Chawton Park Road) and at Borovere Farm with alterations to the Butts Bridge

Comments closed    CLICK TO READ THE SOCIETY’S OBJECTION


>Will Hall Development  Ref 5222/001
Up to 200 houses on fields alongside the New Odiham Road and Basingstoke Road  Comments closed
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>Cadnams Farm  Ref 55428/001

Outline application for 275 dwellings - Upper Anstey Lane
Comments closed
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>Land West of Old Odiham Road Ref 55097/001

Development of 98 residential dwellings, associated landscaping and transport provisions.

Comments closed
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2. Formation of ADRA

One of the strongest messages that emerged from our informal Members’ Meeting held in March concerned the desirability of promoting better collaboration between the various local Residents’ Associations.  As a follow-up, our Built Environment Group then convened a gathering of representatives from six other organizations on 8 May.  This resulted in the formation of an ‘umbrella’ body under the title “Alton & District Residents’ Associations” (ADRA).  Its aims and present composition can be seen from the letter (click here) sent to the Leader of the Town Council. A meeting between representatives of ADRA and of the ATC has now taken place.


3. Society Perspective on the Neighbourhood Plan

The Society’s Committee has contributed to the necessary Evidence Base being compiled by the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group through the sending of two letters (see here: 3 April and 5 May) offering preliminary strategic comment, with particular reference to proposed sites for new housing and to issues of infrastructure.


How to Comment on an application

1 Get hints from our pocket guide to commenting

2 Enter the reference of the application you are interested in on the EHDC search page

3 Find this tab and click it:



4. Say what you think

it’s easy!




National Planning Policy Framework

Click here for the full text of this all-important document which governs current planning law.

Especially, have a look at Section 14 on Page 4 which details the absolutely central place of ‘sustainability’ (and tries to explain what it means).

“...At the heart of the National Planning Policy Framework is a presumption in favour of sustainable development, which should be seen as a golden thread running through both plan-making and decision-taking...”

Clearly, drawing attention to an apparent lack of ‘sustainability’ ought to weigh heavily with the planners when they judge the merits of any particular application.

National planning policy framework.pdf