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OBJECT TO ANOTHER PLANNING APPLICATION FOR 19 HOUSES DC/15/1389 ON THE SAME SITE REFUSED IN MARCH 2015
Reasons for objection of the proposed development;
– Contrary to the emerging West Chiltington Neighbourhood Plan.
– Located within the countryside local gap-separation zone between the two village centres, it could lead to Settlement Coalescence.
– Against the Localism Act 2011; development should be locally-led not developer imposed.
– Will create an overbearing and dominating visual impact to the landscape; the site sits on a steep slope, some of the proposed houses will be over 10 meters higher than the nearest homes.
– The high-density prominent housing estate proposed is out of character to the surrounding rural area. It’s three times denser.
– Agricultural land which is a Greenfield site outside the defined built-up area boundary. It would be harmful to the rural sense of place.
– Contrary to emerging Horsham District Planning Framework initial findings.
– In an unsustainable location; there is a lack of local infrastructure. We are a Medium size village. The site has limited accessibility to sustainable modes of transport.
– The need for Social/Affordable housing is already being met elsewhere in the village.
– It would create increased highway movements on very narrow surrounding roads, leading to increased probability of harm to pedestrians, cyclists and horse-riders.
– Dangerous and too far to walk to the local school on unlit roads with no footpaths.
– Development would isolate the Woodland behind the proposed site.
– Harmful to the ecology of known protected species of bats and badgers and their habitats both on the site and in the Woodland.
– The proposed new footpath through the Woodland would cause harm to biodiversity.
– Potentially going to increase the frequency and severity of flooded roads.
– It could set a precedence and lead to further housing on the adjacent field and land across from Haglands Lane in the same ownership.
– Over 200 objections have already been received across the village for the previous similar application which was refused. It is now the subject of an Appeal.