You will recall that on the 21st, 22nd March a public consultation was held in Horndean to get the communities views on where housing should be directed in Horndean. The numbers have since been crunched and the overwhelming community view was for development around Hazleton and Pyle Farms adjacent to Junction 2 of the A(3)M.
The consultation results were very convincing and will add weight in planning decisions for the short term until the allocations plan can be put together when the data will form a key part of the constraints for the future development of Horndean.
Planning decisions need to balance Environment, Economy and Social issues and the very clear community view of where to build will be considered under the ‘Social’ criteria which will mean that for any development on sites like White Dirt Farm, the environmental harm will need to be minimal. As White Dirt Farm would be such a harmful place to the environment to develop anyway, the threshold for proving it is suitable just got higher.
Thank you to the estimated 800 people who attended and contributed to the consultation.
The tables below show the views on the most suitable places to build, and the community facilities people feel we should link with development.