up to Referendum
FORGET TO VOTE
we approach Referendum Day it is not surprising that some interests, both
commercial and individual, are coming forward to promote their particular view
on the Denmead Neighbourhood Plan.
are reminded that within the Neighbourhood Plan legislation, wherever there is
a Parish Council, only they can make a
Neighbourhood Plan. Any other attempts to do so will be ruled invalid by
the Department of Communities with whom they have to be registered.
if a Developer comes up with alternative views, without any consultation, ask
yourself, whose interests will best be served by it – yours or the companies
Denmead Neighbourhood Plan is not just about housing. It protects the Denmead Gap; promotes the use
of the shops in our village centre; provides a care home facility; extra open
space; a Multi-Use Games Area [MUGA]; promotes businesses, etc.
“No” to more housing is not an option.
We have to have 130 more dwellings and the Plan allocates the sites,
based on the evidence, delivering 10 small sites plus Carpenters Field and
Little Frenchies Field which, of course, is already built. If the Referendum is
not passed by residents then you should be aware that, in the Winchester
District [including Denmead], any small site of less than ten houses will
not be counted in the overall target housing figures [see Winchester City
Council's draft Local Plan Pt 2 page 13].
This will lead to significant increased housing numbers in Denmead, over
and above the required 250 homes.
Finally, on behalf of the
Steering Group and the Parish Council, I would like to thank the people who
have given their time and expertise to work on the Plan and the many residents
who have contributed their views. This is GOOD PLAN and will serve Denmead well
in the coming years. Thank you for
Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group.