News and Updates
Your voice matters!
As we approach the 4th April hearings on the proposed Bourn Airfield Development, a reminder of the importance of strong and visible local opinion comes from the following news story.
In 2016, housing developer Gladman Developments were refused permission to build over 300 new houses in Ledbury by Herefordshire Council. The proposed development was hugely unpopular with local people who argued that the location was unsustainable (At a local site meeting, with feelings reported to be "running very high" 35 local people walked for nearly two miles to make their views known).
Gladman Developments appealed against the Council to the Planning Inspectorate at a Hearing held in February 2016. As the Council insisted that the Hearings be held in Hereford, over 17 miles away from Ledbury, only a handful of Ledbury residents were able to attend because distance precluded those at work just nipping out during their lunch break to show a presence. As a consequence Gladman Developments, and their 11 representatives who attended the Hearing, used this to make the point that there was limited local interest, to back their argument.
Gladman Developments won their appeal to the Planning Inspectorate to build the new houses.
Your voice matters! Do come along for the first day of the Hearings on 4th April at 9:30am at South Cambs Hall in Cambourne and be seen and heard.
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