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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

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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 Planning committee decisions all in

A series of crucial East Hants District Council planning committee meetings has now finished, as detailed here:

18 Dec Land West of Old Odiham Rd  55097/001 REFUSED

14 Jan  Cadnam's Farm ref: 55428/001 DEFERRED  Good  account on Anstey Residents’ Group website HERE

4 Feb   South Alton Development ref: 30021/056 APPROVED in poor debate after powerful arguments against by local representatives.

Latest (19 Feb) Alton Town Council have made a formal application to the Secretary of State to call in this application for review under section 25 of the Town and Country Planning Act. The letter by Steve Parkinson, Town Clerk, detailing the grounds is on the ATC website HERE

17 Feb Will Hall Farm ref: 5222/001 and Cadnam’s Farm Ref 55428/001  A calm meeting, controversially re-sited to Petersfield, which ended predictably in APPROVAL  at Cadnam and 180 (rather than 200) at Will Hall


To find all the available information about each application copy the corresponding EHDC Reference above, go to the planning applications search page of the EHDC website using this link and paste the reference into the search box.