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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.

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