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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
PLANNING MEETING 8/11/18
GREEDY DEVELOPERS CROUDACE HAVE THEIR PLANNING APPLICATION DEFERRED 27-09-2018
NAAGs PRESS RELEASE 27-09-2018
At the MBC Planning Committee meeting held on Thursday 27 September 2018 the Phase 4 Proposal for Reserved Matters for appears, landscaping, layout and scale for the southern field was on the agenda.
Included in this proposal was the access road across the ancient woodland into the northern field setting out the number of trees which would be destroyed, the safety measures for the road crossing the PROW in the woods etc.
NAAGs had opposed this proposal and one of our members, Angela Poletti, had a 3 minute speech to substantiate our reasons. There have been recent alterations in the NPFF Regulations concerning ancient woodlands which were introduced into the Committee discussions. At the Planning Inquiry Croudace had outlined 5 options for this access road across the woods and had decided that Option 3 would cause the least amount of environmental damage to the woods. BUT it would also cause more destruction in the ancient woodland than some of the other Options and it was proposed and seconded by the councillors that this proposal be deferred until more information was available on Option 2 and 5 of the proposals.
This deferment is the first good news we have had in the last 5 years of our opposition to the scheme and we are now, once again, undertaking our own investigation into these Options as well as gaining an in-depth knowledge of the NPPF amendments to developing in and around ancient woodlands.
We are, therefore asking once again, that the residents in the Allington area to support and help us gather the information we require to further our opposition to an access road across the ancient woodland.
Chair and Committee
New Allington Action Group
ALLINGTON - 2 GP SURGERIES TO CLOSE AT THE SAME TIME LEAVING 5000 PATIENTS WITHOUT A DOCTOR? 27-03-2018
WHAT TO DO NEXT
Are you one of the many thousands of patients affected by the pending closure of Allington Park Surgery and Allington Clinic in May 2018?
Comment, like and share this post far and wide if this impacts you... (this needs to go viral)
It is not good enough that 2 essential health services serving a local community are to close with just 2 months notice.
The alternatives are not looking too good either with all other neighbouring surgeries posting notices that their books are closed.
The NHS’s CCG (Clinical Commissioning Group) have to provide alternatives, so you will not be left without access to doctors. However the alternatives might be impossible and majorly inconvenient for elderly and disabled persons to easily reach with additional travel to be incurred which will impact on additional traffic on Allington’s already congested road network. (and will also increase Nox emission levels in the area with added traffic)...
WHAT YOU NEED TO DO IS CONTACT YOUR LOCAL COUNCILLOR AND ASK FOR THEIR HELP TO SEEK SENSIBLE AND TANGIBLE PROVISION OF LOCAL GP’S FOR ALLINGTON.
DO NOT ACCEPT THEIR ANSWERS IF THEY RESPOND THAT THE MATTER IS OUT OF THEIR HANDS, THEY ARE VERY MUCH AT FAULT AS THEY VOTED FOR THE MAIDSTONE LOCAL PLAN TO INTRODUCE MORE HOUSING INTO MAIDSTONE WITHOUT PROPER INFRASTUCTURE IN PLACE FIRST... THEY ALSO IGNORED RESIDENTS COMMENTS AT PLANNING MEETINGS WHEREBY THEY WERE TOLD SURGERIES WERE AT CAPACITY ALREADY, AND SCHOOLS HAD REACHED THEIR QUOTA TOO.
Your local Libdem councillors in Allington are Dan Daley, Cynthia Robertson, James Willis and Diana Lewins. When contacting them may be ask:
🔘 Why have the the Libdem councillors been so insistent on building new houses in Allington without upgraded public services that currently are already at saturation point?
🔘 Ask why the Libdem administration never discussed any contingency plans with the CCG for such problems of GP closures occurring?
🔘 Ask what are they actively doing to ensure these Allington surgeries remain open?
🔘 And finally, ask the Libdem councillors what provisions are in place for the 4000 new Hermitage Park (Croudace’s Land East Of Hermitage Lane) development residents when occupation commences in just 1 months time. [heads up, there is no planned GP surgery]…?
Local elections 🗳 take place in May, maybe you need to consider the answers to the questions above when putting that tick ✅ in your vote box.
#hermitagelane #allingtongps #saveallington
Link to recent Kent Online article: http://www.kentonline.co.uk/…/two-village-surgeries-face-c…/
Link to Downsmail article: http://www.downsmail.co.uk/…/Shock_as_two_village_doctors_…/
WHO WILL YOU VOTE FOR IN ALLINGTON