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Together, we will aim to Educate Croudace Homes, MBC Planning
Authorities and Planning Committee of the Needs, Wants and
Desires of Allington Residents as they consider and finally decide
how to develop the site for our mutual benefit.
Together, we will advise them of what they cannot do if they
respect Public Opinion.
Together, we will oppose any unfair treatment of our Natural Green Space & Amenity.
Proposed development site showing boundaries
BBC News Kent 09-11-2013
Allington residents in protest march to save Bluebell Wood……. MORE
Planning Applications (MBC) 13/1749
We are not out of the Woods yet !!
The recent application was refused by both MBC and Tonbridge & Malling. Croudace will now go to Appeal because they firmly believe they will get a favourable decision from the Inspector because of the NPPF Regulations. Now is the time for you to voice your opinion…..! If we do not let Croudace know how we continue to feel about this development they will think we going to accept one of their schemes… VOICE YOUR OPINION
The leaflet from Barton Willmore is confusing. (we hope you agree?)
As a resident in this area NEITHER scheme is acceptable.
Scheme 3 - confusion over no of houses - they propose to build 420 PLUS 80 = 500... NOT just 80 houses.
Access road between the fields will cut across the ancient woodland - causing irretrievable damage.
Scheme 2 - no of houses will be 420 built in reservoir field - this number needs to be reduced.
No infrastructure in place in this area to cope with either scheme.
Too much traffic will be generated by this development into Hermitage Lane.
Neither schemes even mention MBC's requirement of a country park… (this will also safe guard future development in the lower fields…)
VISIT THE SCHEME WEBPAGE FOR MORE INFORMATION
LEofHL ENFORCEMENT OFFICER DETAILS
MBC have allocated a dedicated building/development enforcement officer to the Croudace site 13/1749 (Land East of Hermitage Lane - aka LEofHL)
Please remain vigilant and report any acts of suspected planning breach and always take photo evidence.
Enforcement Officer: Sue King
Phone number: 01622 602809
Online reporting tool: http://www.maidstone.gov.uk/residents/…/planning-enforcement
HERMITAGE LANE TRAFFIC JAMS
SO FAR WE HAVE RECEIVED OVER 30,000 VIEWS ON SOCIAL MEDIA
STOP HERMITAGE LANE TRAFFIC JAMS CAMPAIGN
SIGN OUR ONLINE PETITION: https://www.change.org/p/new-allington-action-group-stop-hermitage-lane-traffic-jams-no-more-development-cc0d0c4a-ccef-4594-8701-0ad0d2ab5fe5
COMMENT AND SHARE ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE https://www.facebook.com/saveourbluebellwood/ ON HOW LONG YOUR JOURNEY TAKES FROM END TO END OF HERMITAGE LANE? MAKE THIS VIDEO GO VIRAL BY PEOPLE POWER!
THOSE ROAD USERS WHO LIVE IN ALLINGTON, BARMING & AYLESFORD OR VISIT MAIDSTONE HOSPITAL OR USE THIS ROUTE FOR THE SCHOOL RUN OR TO GET TO WORK ETC ETC WILL BE FOREVER IMPACTED BY BAD PLANNING DECISIONS.
THIS VIDEO WAS TAKEN AT 11AM ON 07/10/2016. TRAFFIC JAMS ARE THE NORM DURING THE DAY BEFORE THOUSANDS OF NEW HOUSES ARE EVEN BUILT AND OCCUPIED ALONG THIS CORRIDOR.
*** NO MORE DEVELOPMENT *** HAVE YOUR SAY AND VISIT THE MAIDSTONE TOWN HALL THIS COMING WEEK 11th/12th/13th OCTOBER TO VIEW AND COMMENT ON THE LOCAL PLAN BEFORE IT IS ADOPTED AND THEN TOO LATE...
MAKE THIS VIDEO GO VIRAL
#HERMITAGELANE #NOMOREDEVELOPMENT #PEOPLEPOWER
LEofHL RESERVED MATTERS PLANNING APPLICATION - COMMENT BY 19/10/2016
Croudace have submitted alterations to their Reserved Matters documents that all require re-reading and commenting on. James Bailey (Planning Officer) is quoted as being "very frustrated & annoyed" by this which has resulted in the planning meeting for 27/10 being postponed until 17/11 to give him time to read the amendments. (70% changes). GOOD WE SAY!
View these documents online at http://pa.midkent.gov.uk/online-applications and searching on application reference 13/1749
CLOSING DATE 19/10/2016
3000 HOUSES IN EAST MALLING
DID YOU KNOW TMBC WANT TO BUILD 2000-3000 HOUSES ON THE EAST MALLING RESEARCH CENTRE SITE AND A NEW BYPASS ROAD!
DID YOU READ OUR EXPOSÉ ON THE KCC, HIGHWAYS ENGLAND REVIEW OF THE M20 FOR THE MBC LOCAL PLAN EXAMINATION? WELL THESE FIGURES DO NOT INCLUDE THIS ADDITIONAL HOUSING NUMBER!
BECAUSE WE RESIDE ON THE BORDER BETWEEN 2 COUNCILS THAT ARE NOT JOINED UP INTERNALLY IT MEANS EACH BOROUGH COUNCIL DOES THEIR OWN THING IN TOTAL ISOLATION. THIS IS NOT GOOD FOR RESIDENTS AS WE SUFFER THE END RESULT OF POOR COMMUNICATIONS AND DECISIONS MADE WITHOUT ROBUST CONSULTATION.
WOULDN'T IT BE BETTER IF LOCALS RECEIVED THIS AS A COUNTRY PARK INSTEAD ?
THE TMBC LOCAL PLAN IS NOW BEING EXAMINED "The Way Forward consultation" AS THEY CALL IT AND IS AVAILABLE TO VIEW AND COMMENT ON UNTIL THE 25TH NOVEMBER 2016
CHECKOUT ALL THE INFO ON THE TMBC WEBSITE http://www.tmbc.gov.uk/…/plannin…/local-plan-the-way-forward AND MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD THAT WE WANT NO MORE DEVELOPMENTS IN THIS AREA OF NORTH WEST MAIDSTONE.
HOW TO RESPOND TO THE TMBC LOCAL PLAN CONSULTATION:-
ONLINE QUESTIONNAIRE - https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/ConsultationTMBC
EMAIL OR POST THIS FORM - http://www.tmbc.gov.uk/…/0004/242869/Reg18_Questionnaire.pdf
EMAIL - email@example.com
POST - Planning Policy Manager, Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council, Gibson Building, Gibson Drive, Kings Hill, West Malling, Kent ME19 4LZ
PUBLIC EXHIBITIONS will take place at the following events:
Kings Hill Community Centre, Thursday 13 October, 11am to 2pm
Larkfield Leisure Centre, Friday 14 October, 10am to 1pm
Angel Centre, Tonbridge, Monday 17 October, 3pm to 6pm
Hadlow Village Hall, Tuesday 25 October, 10.15am to 1.15am
Aylesford Village Community Centre, Friday 28 October, 1.15pm to 3.45pm
Borough Green Village Hall, Tuesday 1 November, 4.15pm to 6.45pm
HERMITAGE LANE - ACCESS TO SITE
Under reserved matters Croudace have applied for access to the site off Hermitage Lane. Below is a copy of the planning letter you should of received from Tonbridge and Malling Council. (Ref TM/16/01522/RM). Go to their website to view the plans. www.tmbc.gov.uk/view-planning-applications
May we ask all local residents and supporters to ensure you submit your response to this application and include in your response that you consider the matter should not be decided by delegated powers and should instead go to the planning committee to decide.
Closing date is 18th June 2016.
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LAST CHANCE SALOON
JUNE 2016 UPDATE
Dear Allington Resident - Sorry to NAG!
6th June 2016
Re: Land East of Hermitage Lane & Bluebell Woods
We sent this letter out on the 24th May and have had a great response from many local residents together with a good turn out at the roadshow held at the Mid Kent Shopping Centre in Allington last week. All your support is really appreciated. We need one last push of messages sent to Croudace from YOU and YOUR NEIGHBOURS to clearly show to Croudace our voice and passion for what happens with the Land East of Hermitage Lane & Bluebell Woods they want to develop into 500 houses.
Help further by forwarding this email now to all your Allington friends, relatives and neighbours.
Click on this blue link to send your message to Croudace NOW... CLOSING DATE 9TH JUNE 2016... (ONLY 3 DAYS LEFT TO HAVE YOUR SAY)
MAY 2016 UPDATE
OCTOBER 2015 UPDATE
CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL REPORT