The responses to the Hart Local Plan Regulation 19 consultation show Winchfield landowners begging for more of their land to be included in the area of search.
First up is Lady Henrietta Wigram begging for more of SHL 124 to be included in the new town:
Then we have Simon Jones-Parry begging for more of SHL 133 to be included in Winchfield new town. Note the block capitals – shouting just in case we can’t hear him.
Given the controversy about this proposal, we think it crassly insensitive to include such representations in the consultation.
For context, here is a map of the sites they are bleating about:
And here is a map of the area of search:
It seems Lady Wigram wants to include land north of the M3 to effectively join the existing St Mary’s Park to the proposed new town. Although, quite how they propose to sell houses so close to the motorway is beyond our understanding.
Mr Jones-Parry wants to extend the existing proposal covering part of SHL 133 to include land between the Basingstoke Canal SSSI and Odiham Common SSSI. This area was ruled out for development in the Sustainability Appraisal.
Brass neck doesn’t quite cover it.