The developer, Hallam Land Management, who applied to build 79 houses next to Hook Lane with road access into Hook Lane have lodged an appeal against the Refusal of the Planning Application AL/39/13 made in February 2014 by the Arun DC Development Control Committee. If you objected to the original application then you should have received an official notification of the Appeal. But, in case you did not and now wish to, or in case there is a communications problem from Arun DC then the following information should help you in your objection to the Appeal. Arun DC has informed us that there is no change to the original Application so you are entitled to make the same points you made to Arun DC again to the Inspectorate. You may also include any extra points that you wish to make.
The deadline date for objections is 12th August 2014.
The Appeal will go to a Public Enquiry at which the various parties can make representations. As a local resident you can send in your objections by post or by email. The addresses and email are given at the end.
The Villages Action Group will be opposing this Appeal and we would urge all who have already objected to send in a further objection (or a copy of your original one) to the Planning Inspectorate. (Do NOT send it in to Arun DC).
Possible reasons for objection are as follows:-
Arun DC Development Control Committee unanimously rejected the Application.
Arun DC will be opposing this Appeal. See Decision Notice here:- ADC Hook Lane Decision Notice 14.2.2014
Hook Lane is not capable of bearing such a large increase in traffic. (Over 500 extra movements a day)
The flooding of the lane in winter causes very poor and dangerous road conditions. (4 vehicles in the ditch plus a case of a person needing to be cut out of a crashed car last winter.
Width of lane is single file in some places plus 4 blind bends.
The Hook Lane/ A29 junction is inadequate for any traffic increase, especially right turning.
Children and dog walkers will be at increased risk from the extra traffic.
Development would increase local flooding risks in the lane and surroundings.
Appeal Reference :- APP/C3810/A/14/2220943
Every Objection is counted. Please make every effort to object to this ill conceived and unsustainable planning application. You can do this via the Planning Portal at www.planningportal.gov.uk/pcs or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. If you do not have access to the internet, you can submit 3 written copies.
(Always quote Appeal reference:- APP/C3810/A/14/2220943 with your objection)
The Planning Inspectorate
Room 3/20 Eagle Wing
Temple Quay House
2 The Square
All representations must be received by the 12th August 2014. Any representations submitted after the deadline will not usually be considered and will be returned. The Planning Inspectorate does not acknowledge representations.
A local resident (name withheld) has already contributed the following letter :-