Our Horsted Keynes
The purpose of this website is to keep residents informed about the current status of local planning matters relating to potential development sites within the parish of Horsted Keynes. To contact the website manager (Phil Miles) email: email@example.com
Sledging Field Appeal
In December 2017 the developers submitted a planning application for 38 houses on land behind Peacocks in Church Lane, locally known as the "Sledging Field". The community response was overwhelming, with over 300 individual objections and not a single letter of support. The planning authority refused the application in June 2018 on very strong grounds.
The developers then appealed this decision in December 2018 and the community group "Save Our Sledging Field" launched into action. Assisted by a barrister and a number of expert professional witnesses, we amassed a formidable case against the developer, having spent several thousand pounds raised by the community. However, not long before the inquiry was due to take place, the developers backed out of the appeal siting the evidence that was being brought by the community as their reason for withdrawing.
Unfortunately that was not the end of the matter and the developers then submitted a second application for 9 houses on the same site in August 2019, with a long access road off Church Lane. Again the community responded with an impressive number of objections and this second application was also refused by MSDC on similar grounds.
Undeterred by the massive objection from the community and the robust planning reasons for refusal, the developers are now having another go by appealing this second application.
A Hearing date is now scheduled for Tuesday 26 January 2021. The event will be conducted virtually using Microsoft Teams. Details of the hearing can be found via this link: https://uploads.strikinglycdn.com/files/8b2c78ea-1701-444b-ad2c-9e1e58ecc2fb/Hearing notice.pdf?id=487226
To receive an invite to join the virtual hearing email the Planning Inspectorate's case officer Cassandra Low: firstname.lastname@example.org Don't forget to quote the planning Inspectorate's appeal reference in the subject title: APP/D3830/W/19/3242226
Watch this short video to find out how the hearing will be conducted: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=buQYfl2MB2k
Details of this latest appeal and comments that have been made to the Inspector can be viewed on MSDC's planning appeal register, click on the link below:
Birchgrove Road (Fairfax) Appeal
How to comment on the Birchgrove Appeal
It is very easy to submit your comments online.
All you need to do is click on the link below:
Go to the righthand box and type in this seven-digit reference number: 3261311
then click search
Click on “Make a representation” (at the top of the page)
Check you have the right Appeal details and click on “Save and continue” (at the bottom of the page)
Complete your details on the next page (as an "Interested Party/Person)
Complete your comments on the next page
A short simple statement is probably sufficient to let the Inspector know about your concerns.
State that you are Against the Appeal Proposals and Support the Mid Sussex District Council's reasons for refusal and, in your own words, why you take this view
The deadline for making comments is Wednesday 9 December
The appeal documents can be found here:
Draft Development Sites Map
Extract from MSDC's draft Site Allocations Development Plan Document October 2019
Land behind St Stephen's Church
Planning application anticipated from Rydon Homes
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