New Outline Planning Application
In the list of Chiltern District Council’s Planning Applications for the week ending 24th July, there’s an outline planning application for development of the site to provide 76 dwellings on land off Lodge Lane with access via Dell and Widmere Fields. Application No. CH/2014/1242/OA submitted by The Great Missenden Trust. Follow this link to see where the proposed development will be located. [an interactive Google Map with a satellite view of Prestwood with the approximate area marked.] Our local Chiltern District Councillor, John Gladwin, has confirmed that this area is currently designated as Green Belt land. He is also calling this application in to the CDC Planning Committee. Reading through some of the documents that have been placed on the Chiltern District Council Planning website, it is clear that this has been planned for some time as the reports include surveys conducted in 2013. You do not have a year to consider the merits of this development, however. Chiltern District Council Planning need to hear from you by Friday 22 August.. If you feel strongly about this proposed development – now is the time to act.
Where is the information?
You need to go to Chiltern District Council Planning Applications and enter the following planning reference into the box: CH/2014/1242/OA . This will return with 13 documents [correct on 30th July] showing surveys and plans including a Neighbour Notification document indicating that 22 properties within 25 metres of the proposed development site have been formally contacted by CDC.
What can I do? – Don’t leave it to someone else.
1. Great Missenden Parish Council’s Planning Committee will consider this application on Monday 4th August at the Parish Office in Great Missenden and will prepare a response to CDC on the outline planning application. If you wish to voice your concerns, the meeting starts at 7:30pm and there’s a short period at the beginning where members of the public can raise issues.
2. Chiltern District Council Representations should be made either in writing to the Development Control Manager, Chiltern District Council, King George V Road, Amersham, Bucks, HP6 5AW or by e-mail to email@example.com. Please be sure to include your postal address and the reference: Application No. CH/2014/1242/OA . Your comments need to be received by Friday 22 August 2014.
3. Also see Press Release regarding the forthcoming Green Belt review which may have relevance and implications on a development such as this.
You may also make representations directly to elected Members of the CDC Planning Committee (or any elected Member of the Council). A list of the Members of the Planning Committee can be obtained on request from Planning Services or the Council’s website (www.chiltern.gov.uk/democracy). Our CDC Council members for Prestwood are Mark Cunnane, Andrew Garnett and John Gladwin, with John Gladwin being on the CDC Planning Committee – see Community Directory for contact details.
How can Prestwood Village Association help?
If there is sufficient interest, we will connect the interested parties together. You can make a start by making a comment at the end of this article. Prestwood Village Association will add an entry under Hot Topics and keep groups updated there as well as more news unfolds around this subject. (Update 1/8/14 NEW: If you wish to join an interest group that is actively following this proposal please send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org and the co-ordinator will get back in contact with you.)
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Previous comments from a related news item:
Submitted on 2014/07/29 at 10:21 pm | In reply to Clare. (from Barbara)
The Monday 4 August meeting is the next Great Missenden Parish Council Planning Committee meeting which will be held in the Parish office. There will be a public forum at 7.30pm at the start of the meeting. The GMPC will make their decision as to whether they support or object to the outline planning application at that meeting and will submit this to the CDC Planning Department by the deadline for all comments, ie. 15 August. http://www.greatmissendenpc.co.uk/council-info/meeting-dates-calendar/
(from Caroline) Submitted on 2014/07/29 at 9:04 pm
It looks as if the meeting on 4 August is due to take place in the Parish Office:- http://www.greatmissendenpc.co.uk/council-info/meeting-dates-calendar/ Address details are here:- http://www.greatmissendenpc.co.uk/contact-us/
(from Clare) Submitted on 2014/07/29 at 6:58 pm
Please can you let me know where the meeting is on 4 August? This will significantly impact the residents of Lodge Lane and the whole of Prestwood as the community is currently unable to cope with the level of residents at the moment. Doctors surgeries and schools are all full, and cannot cope with another 76 families.