Taylor Wimpey have held their community consultation on the ‘Chalk Hill Road’ plans for the land which is to the South of the field we know better as ‘Trickets Field’. To stress, Jack does NOT own this land, and the rumors that the current tenants who have horses grazing have been given notice to leave are NOT accurate. this came directly from the tenant – the ‘Horses Mouth’ so to speak…
Here are some thoughts from Cllr Lynn Evans who is the District Councillor for Murray Ward, and Chairman of the Parish Council. Lynn is most keen to hear your views on the development so she can ensure they are well represented at the planning committee when the plans are submitted. If Taylor Wimpey stick to their ‘end of October’ timescale then this planning committee would be in January or February 2015 at the earliest.
“The Public Consultation in March this year showed an over whelming community preference for Hazleton and Pyle Farms as the area to develop. This site could, if approved, accommodate all 700 houses needed and would be built out over a number of years.
Taylor Wimpey met with Parish Councillors to present their ideas and also held a Public Consultation on Tuesday 23rd September. No convincing arguments were offered as to why this land should be developed.”
The issues at Chalk Hill Road continue to be:
1) The development would be on land which forms part of the gap between Horndean and Catherington.
2) More houses would mean more traffic on already busy and congested roads.
3) Housing density on the built area would be 40 per hectare.
4) Land has been designated for “Open Space” which is of little use to the community as it slopes steeply.
5) The Catherington Lith Nature Reserve would become more isolated from surrounding wildlife affecting the ecology of the area.
The local residents are opposed to the building of 73 houses in this location and there is no good reason to build on this land and many excellent ones for not doing so.
Here is a link to the Taylor Wimpey website where they will post updates: