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Test Valley Borough Council Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment
3,150 more houses for Charlton!!!!!
As a result of the Inspector throwing out the TVBC Draft Core Document earlier this year, The Borough Council is revisiting all Strategic Options for Housing and giving developers another go at flooding Charlton with housing for which there is no demand, no need, and no room. Quietly appearing on the Planning Website in early October an announcement that the SHLAA was re-launched for another consultation the note gives little warning of the horrific impact that some of the developers proposals would have on the district. Acceptance of these proposals would increase the village by 400%!!
ALL CHARLTON RESIDENTS SHOULD READ THE DOCUMENT PROPOSING 3,150 ADDITIONAL HOMES on TVBC Website at http://www.testvalley.gov.uk/Default.aspx?page=9194 and prepare to comment on the planning applications as they arise
Map showing areas of proposed housing!!!
TVBC Core Strategy Draft WithdrawnTest Valley Borough Council has formally withdrawn its draft Core Strategy. Readers will recall that the Parish Council made a number of objections based upon the lack of recognition of Charlton as an individual community. The Parish Council wished to have the village included in those protected by local gaps and for recognition to be given to the seperate nature and aspirations of Charlton villagers to those of Andover Town. The Parish Council was very grateful to receive a detailed presentation on the procedures to be followed for the next phase of submissions at th Parish Council meeting on 15 Sep 2009 from Mr Graham Smith.
Parish Objections to Borough Plan rejected!
As noted HERE
on this website, the Parish Council forwarded 4 objections to the TVBC Draft Strategic Plan. These reflected the very strong feelings of the villagers that Charlton has a strong Village Identity and does not wish to be amalgamated with Andover. At a Public Meeting held in December the Parish Council listened to the villagers and unanimously voted to object on these grounds.
Test Valley Borough Council have now dismissed those objections and see no need for any amendment. Their comments to the areas objected to are shown HERE.
At an exploratory meeting about the Strategic Plan, the Government Inspector expressed significant concerns about the soundness of Test Valley's plans. It is now entirely possible that unless a quick compromise can be reached, that the plans will be withdrawn and the process re-started. Details of the meeting are HERE