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How to Object to Destruction of Longham Green Belt

A big Thank-you to Dan! He produced this excellent primer on how to object to the outrageous Local Plan proposal that would lead to the destruction of Longham Green Belt. Dan has provided a PDF (Here) and a Docx file (Here)  So why not print it off and give a copy to the neighbours? Most people do not even know this consultation is going on! Together we can change that. And save the Longham Green Belt.

Here’s the contents of Dan’s primer

Hi, if you disagree with latest local development proposals…

We are able to comment on consultation up until 15 March.

Voicing your objection is quick and easy.

Go to: and select “View and Comment”.

Once you’ve selected the location of “Ferndown & West Parley”, scroll down to:

Longham Green belt loss
“Policy FERN7: Land off Angel Lane North of Ham Lane”

“Policy FERN10: Land west and south of Longham Roundabouts”

then you can add your objections/comments.
Please also copy and paste all your comments and put together an email to:
copy email to:
(Make sure you quote the policy names from above in your email)

They’d want to hear your own thoughts, but a few examples of possible issues:

  • Adverse effect on the residential amenity of neighbours, by reason of (among other factors) noise, disturbance, overlooking, loss of privacy, overshadowing, etc.
  • Unacceptably high density / over-development of the site, especially where it involves the open aspect of the neighbourhood.
  • Visual impact of the development.
  • Effect of the development on the character of the neighbourhood.
  • Density of proposed housing.
  • The proposed development is over-bearing, out-of-scale or out of character in terms of its appearance compared with existing development in the vicinity.
  • The loss of existing views from neighbouring properties would adversely affect the residential amenity of neighbouring owners.
  • The development would adversely affect highway safety and the convenience of road users [back up with specific reasons].
  • The adverse effect of the development on the character and appearance of the natural area.
  • Adverse effect of the development so near to Longham Church, which is a Listed Building.