UPPER SWALLICK DEVELOPMENT – OBJECT NOW!

REQUEST FOR SUPPORT

Stand Up for The North Hampshire Downs – (STaNHD) Opposition to the proposed Cliddesden Area Mega Property Development

The coordinators of opposition (STaNHD) to the proposed  Cliddesden – (Upper Swallick )area property development scheme  are very appreciative of support to date. They now seek further help by responding to the Basingstoke and Deane Local Plan Consultation.

There are two parts of the consultation –  the “Promoted Sites” and the “Local Plan Update, Issues & Options”  This request concerns  the first part – Promoted Sites Consultation – which  is where the proposers of the Upper Swallick proposal are hoping for it to be accepted into the Local Plan.

STaNHD would like to encourage the strongest possible objection to this Consultation  and not lose this opportunity to shape the future of the North Hampshire Downs, ensuring that it does not become consumed by large housing developments.

Objections to The Promoted Sites must be lodged by 1600hrs on 9 Nov. To make things easy STaNHD have produced a pro forma ( see below) that just requires completion with contact details as shown and then emailed to Basingstoke council.  In addition or indeed instead, personal responses would be welcomed.

Email objections to local.plan@basingstoke.gov.uk
or write to:

Planning Policy Team
Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council
Civic Offices, London Road
Basingstoke
RG21 4AH

In all correspondence it is very important to

Quote: Promoted Site Reference: CLID011 Upper Swallick

Include: Full Name, Address, and Email address.

All members of the household should respond individually – each response counts.

STaNHD’s list of Suggested Objections is as follows

  • It is in the countryside and does not meet the requirements of SS6.
    • It would appear from the concept document that all the houses cannot be delivered within the period of the Local Plan.
    • It is doubtful whether these houses are needed to meet the housing requirements of the Local Plan.
    • It would mean the loss of over 750 acres of valuable farmland.
    • Huge loss of biodiversity and wildlife.
    • It would remove access to the countryside from the South of Basingstoke.
    • It would produce 16,000 extra car journeys per day going through Brighton Hill, Hatch Warren, Cliddesden, along B3046 down through the Candovers and Dummer to M3, along A339 through Herriard, Upton Grey to North Warnborough and all the surrounding villages.
    • It covers areas of ancient woodland.
    • There are ancient burial sites on the land.
    • It is adjacent to the Conservation Area of Cliddesden and numerous listed buildings.
    • It covers areas of Ground Water Protection Zones.
    • It would increase the surface water flooding problems in Cliddesden, Winslade and along the A339.
    • It would swamp the Conservation Area, the village of Cliddesden, Ellisfield, Winslade and the surrounding villages.

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Promoted Sites Consultation: Response

Email copy of this form to Local.plan@basingstoke.gov.uk

Or Post to: Planning Policy Team, Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council Civic Offices, London Road, Basingstoke, RG21 4AH

**To be Lodged with the Council by 4pm Monday 9 November 2020**

Site Ref: CLID011 Upper Swallick

FULL NAME:………………………………………………………………

ADDRESS: ……………………………………………………………… …………………………………………………………….

POST CODE: …………………………………………………………….. EMAIL:………………………………………………………………………

My Objections are as follows:

  • It is in the countryside and does not meet the requirements of SS6.
  • It would appear from the concept document that all the houses cannot be delivered within the period of the Local Plan.
  • It is doubtful whether these houses are needed to meet the housing requirements of the Local Plan.
  • It would mean the loss of over 750 acres of valuable farmland.
  • Huge loss of biodiversity and wildlife.
  • It would remove access to the countryside from the South of
  • Basingstoke.
  • It would produce 16,000 extra car journeys per day going through Brighton Hill, Hatch Warren, Cliddesden, along B3046 down throuthe Candovers & Dummer to M3, along A339 through Herriard, Upton Grey to North Warnborough and all the surrounding villages.
  • It covers areas of ancient woodland.
  • There are ancient burial sites on the land.
  • It is adjacent to the Conservation Area of Cliddesden and numerous listed buildings.
  • It covers areas of Ground Water Protection Zones.
  • It would increase the surface water flooding problems in Cliddesden, Winslade and along the A339.
  • It would swamp the Conservation Area, the village of Cliddesden, Ellisfield, Winslade and the surrounding villages.