Whether you support Land East of Horndean, or oppose it, tonight is the night for the planning committee meeting at Barton Hall in Horndean. This is located at Horndean Technology College off Catherington Lane and all are welcome.
The meeting commences at 6pm promptly and the committee will debate the plans, review the discussions about water, gas pipes and highways access. The community facilities are also part of the discussion too.
In the meantime the Secretary of State has written to the council advising them not to grant permission without specific authorisation as he is considering whether it should be referred to him for determination.
In a letter to the council the Secretary of State said: “This direction does not, of course, prevent your Council from considering the application, forming a view as to the merits or, if they are so minded, refusing permission.”
If approved at the planning committee there is a period of 8 weeks where the Section 106 agreement is finalised and planning is not in place until this document is agreed.
In the last 6 months we have received temporary holding notices for 4 applications in EHDC – Lovedean Lane, Fourmarks, Alton and Land East of Horndean. Lovedean and Fourmarks were discharged without follow up and we will hear shortly about Alton and LEOH. Typically the Secretary of State calls in about 12 applications nationwide a year.
The meeting will take place at Barton Hall, Horndean Technology College, Barton Cross, Horndean at 6pm on Wednesday 15 April.