West Parley Parish Council has informed us that Dorset Council has called a planning meeting to discuss and vote on development at Parley Cross.
This highly controversial mixed development is planned to be built on what was Green Belt at Parley cross-roads. The Green Belt designation was removed purely in order to facilitate this build.
In this meeting Dorset Councillors will vote on whether to approve the scheme or not.
This is all being done to an incredibly tight time-scale. South Ferndown Residents Association has only just heard of this (thanks to West Parley Parish Council) Yet the call for speakers at the meeting closes on MONDAY! The meeting itself is only two days later on Wednesday 31st July, which is less than a week away.
The only concession we can see is that the meeting will be held at:
Allendale House, Hanham Road, Wimborne, BH21 1AS to allow a larger public attendance.
The Meeting will take place at Allendale House at 2pm on the 31st July
To speak at this meeting you must contact Kate Critchel on 01305 252234 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 2pm on 29 July 2019
The recommendation to the Councillors is to approve all THREE items on the agenda. These are:
3/17/3609/OUT : Lands East of New Road West Parley Dorset
Proposal: Outline application (All matters reserved except for access and associated link road); with up to 386 dwellings (Class C3); upto 1000sqm of retail units (Classes A1-A5); upto 900sqm of offices (Class B1) and upto 2200sqm of foodstore (Class A1); together with accesses, a link road and associated highway works, public open space including SANG, allotments, landscaping and associated works.
3/17/3610/COU : Land East of Church Lane, West Parley (SANG for Core Strategy Policy Site FWP6)
Proposal: Change of use of land to a suitable alternative natural greenspace (SANG) and associated works.
3/19/0821/FUL : Land South of Christchurch Road, Christchurch Road, West Parley, Dorset, BH22 8SL
Proposal: Erect an 80 bedroom Care Home with associated parking, landscaping and amenity space.
South Ferndown Residents Association (SFRA) consider such ill-considered over-development as potentially catastrophic for the area.
We hope the council sees sense. Meanwhile the SFRA will be in attendance to press our case.
We suggest you should be too!