The White Dirt Farm planning application has caused local controversy with near total public opposition (currently 93% – NO and 4.5% – YES). the quality of the public consultation has added further controversy, as has the apparent (but difficult to see how this could happen) mistake in giving residents details of a scheme that was smaller than the one in the actual application. The controversy has continued in that EHDC reclassified the application as ‘Invalid’ when it discovered a key document was missing, giving a clear message this application is anything but a ‘Done Deal’.
Taylor Wimpey have now completed this report and submitted it to EHDC, and it has been accepted, so the consultation has now recommenced.
As the consultation must allow for a full 4 weeks viewing, the clock has started again. The new dates are below:
Application accepted as valid – 13 August
Consultation period expires – 10 September
Application due to be decided – 12 November.
It is expected that the Land East Of Horndean application will be submitted to EHDC at the end of August, and with the local community view (see LIPS) and the solid infrastructure and facilities the Land East Of Horndean scheme can offer in comparison, it is difficult to see why Taylor Wimpey have pursued with this proposal.
The White Dirt Farm poll is below if you have not yet voted. For completeness and to see the two side by side, I have also put the ‘Land East Of Horndean’ poll here too.