East Hoathly Village Concerns Blog

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What you can do

Village Concerns will seek to take advantage of the knowledge and views of local residents and other stakeholders to try and ensure any development is delivered in a most advantageous way for the villages. .

What emerges as WDC’s( Wealden District Council ) current preferred option is 190 houses for East Hoathly (50% growth) and 30 houses for Halland (23% growth). But beware: right now, Land owners have an opportunity to offer land for development by themselves or to sell on to developers. Vast profits are involved.

Wealden does not yet have a local plan or a 5year land supply so it would be difficult for Wealden to turn down a Planning Application at this stage. The numbers for new houses may grow.

Attached are sites offered in East Hoathly and Halland (coloured in green). They are currently being assessed by WDC and may or not be accepted for development.

What can you do now?

1) If you want to be more proactive in the group E mail villageconcern2016@gmail.com

2) Keep informed and be aware of alternative views. Here is a response on the WLP from CPRE:

http://www.cpresussex.org.uk/news/news-from-sussex-districts/wealden/item/2651-response-to-wealden-local-plan

Also Attached is the Power Point presentation given by the CPRE

3): Make your opinions known on this unprecedented. over-development to key players in Parish Council, WDC, Government. Note Parish Council are only consultees, not policy makers. This is top down Policy.

See attached useful contacts

4) Log any existing problems with infrastructure. Schools, Doctors, Utilities, Traffic in the villages (Take photos), commuting traffic.

5) Note any wildlife issues

6) Tell other people what is happening. A lot of people are still unaware.

7) Follow the discussions of the Wealden  Local Plan sub committee .

http://council.wealden.gov.uk/ieListMeetings.aspx?CId=534&Year=0

8) Sign the petition “Save East Hoathly from Over Development”

http://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/save-east-hoathly-from-over-development

Thank you!

 

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