Author Archives: Lesley

Update

We have sent the solicitors the information they requested and they are now reviewing it all. The committee vote is a “resolution to approve” and the 6-week time frame to bring JR proceedings does not start until the Council issues the formal decision notice of the grant of planning permission. We are monitoring the council’s […]

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Financial Viability

Over the past couple of weeks we’ve been studying the financial viability reports. There are lots of inconsistencies in these reports so this has not been an easy task. Clearly the consultants have inflated the costs of the leisure centre on Nickoll’s Quarry to make it look less viable than PP. They claim that the […]

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Film / Webcast Screening

The new managers of The Fountain in Seabrook have very kindly agreed to screen the film Princes Parade: Development or Destruction? at 5pm on Thursday 16th August and then the webcast of the planning meeting from 7pm for those who won’t be able to get into the public gallery (places limited to 37). This will […]

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Savill’s Viability Assessment

The council have now released the Savills’ report from which the £14.3m figure for the revenue from the housing land is derived. Savills Viability Assessment Report – 13.07.17 They have also released some other reports here under latest documents The council have quietly released some other documents here under latest documents http://www.princesparade.co.uk/plans.html  

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Write to the Planning Committee

Now that there is more time before the planning committee meeting we think it would be very useful if you would all contact members of the planning committee to explain why you think they should refuse the planning application.   The key planning argument is that the so called public benefit of the development (mainly […]

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Planning Meeting Deferred to 16th August

The Princes Parade planning application won’t be on the agenda for the committee meeting on Tues 31 July after all. The new date is Thursday 16th August 7pm. So our protest is deferred until then too  – 6.15pm. Please spread the word and display this poster (on private property only please – no flyposting) Protest Poster […]

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Update from the Department for Transport

Re the diversion of the road: “As far as I am aware the council are in the process of writing to all objectors to the Order. With regards to a public inquiry, no decision has yet been made.   As things stand the Order is on hold until the Council try to resolve the objections.   No […]

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First Impressions of Planning Officer’s Report

Having had a first read through of the officer’s report we think our biggest worry is the fact that he has just accepted the financial viability calculations at face value. So he has accepted that with the revenue from the housing land the leisure centre on Princes Parade will cost the council about £2m – […]

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