In the last months the Taylor Wimpey proposals for White Dirt Farm have been with about 30 organisations for consultation. Some of the consultees have given no objection but some have raised issues that have lead to that organisation recommending refusal. For example, Hampshire County Council highways department were unhappy with the road traffic speeds, junction details and recommended refusal based on the plans. The applicant is entitled to make amendments that can address these concerns so the plans might be deemed to be acceptable.
Taylor Wimpey have submitted a revised set of highways drawings showing some traffic calming and tree planting. While the traffic calming solutions might be an area HCC will reconsider their objection against, the landscape and Gap issues remain. (The countdown to a five year land supply is marching closer and closer). What Taylor Wimpey are trying to do is to deal with a firm ‘Yes, No’ grounds for objection and then leave the more subjective landscape view on the table (EHDC feels very strongly about this as you will have read from the landscape officers report) and an argument about have we achieved the 5 year plan. In the meantime EHDC having approved at Cabinet the Draft Allocations Plan, which will also go to full council very shortly are able to construct very strong arguments that the most sustainable site is Land East Of Horndean and not White Dirt Farm.
Click here for the updated White Dirt Farm Documents and scroll to the bottom for entries dated 6th November.
We have until the 20th November 2014 to give any comments in, and the 300 or so people who have made submissions to EHDC have all received a letter or email to tell them about the updated plan. I have attached a copy below but you will need to follow the link above to see their proposed traffic calming options and they are the documents at the bottom of the page dated 6th November 2014.