Southern Parishes Community Forum
The Community Forum meetings are public meetings and everyone is welcome. Currently chaired by Cllr Sara Schillemore the next one is at Horndean Technology College, Barton Cross in Horndean PO8 9PQ on Monday 13th July 2015 from 6:30pm.
The key topics are Littering, Fly Tipping and Planning Enforcement.
Over the last months (in particular) litter has been a major nuisance in the community and David Fitzgerald, our Principal Environmental Health officer with Natalie Meagher the responsible Service Manager will present how EHDC are tacking the issue and public questions will be invited.
On Planning Enforcement we are currently seeing serious issues with a development on White Dirt Lane and also the Gales Brewery development where the car park has not been built in accordance with the approved plans. Lesley Wells, the Planning and Compliance Manager, will be outlining how EHDC approached planning enforcement locally and again, public questions will be invited.
These two topics are a focal point for many of the emails local District Councillors receive so at this meeting there is a great opportunity to hear first hand how EHDC are tacking the issues. Please do come along.
What happens if a developer doesn’t stick to the plan? How can you keep a noisy neighbour quiet? Why should litter louts be on the look-out? All these questions and more will be answered as the next Community Forum in Horndean looks into how East Hampshire District Council enforces the law.
Planning Compliance & Trees Manager, Lesley Wells, said: “People think the planning process ends once the planning permission is given, but what happens if a developer doesn’t follow the plan and starts making a few unapproved amendments or alterations? That’s when EHDC may step in and take action. This may include requesting a revised planning application, requiring the development to be built as per the approved plans or stopping the development straight away, until the matter is resolved. People can help us keep developers on track. The general public are our eyes and ears and many of the cases we follow up have been brought to us by alert residents.”
Also to be discussed at the meeting will be EHDC’s litter enforcement which sees residents fined £75 for dropping litter or £50 for letting their dog foul. Find out the reasons behind the new scheme and how residents can ask for wardens to attend litter hotspots in their area. Environmental Health Manager David Fitzgerald will also reveal how the council tackles noise or environmental pollution, whether it is a disruptive neighbour or an unscrupulous business.