One of the main reasons we formed Save St Giles was to help residents make sense of the overly complex language, reports, response forms, maps and process adopted by the Council in the Local Plan. We encourage you to read all material relating to the response form if you have the time and to consider all 17 questions and comment on Heritage, Overcrowding of schools and services, expansion proposals, Gypsie and Traveller sites etc.
With the 5pm MARCH 14th DEADLINE fast approaching and with 100% of responses to this website focused on the Councils decision to target UPPER STONE MEADOW for possible downgrade and development , we have created a TURBO CHARGED link that will allow you to comment on the Meadow but will only take 5 minutes of your time. PLEASE START BY PROTECTING STONE MEADOWS AND CLICKING HERE
When Filling out your forms you may want to review:
Parish Council provides some 'Plain English' translations of questions and Council termsHERE
Adding other issues to your response form relating to the highlighted area to be assessed for possible downgrading such as:
- Active flood plain recognised by the Environment agency - Twin Bore HS2 Tunnel running directly under Stone Meadows - Area of National interest and designated Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty - If any area the size of Upper Stone Meadow is developed to the level recommended by government statistics there is enough room for 500 houses which would place significant strain and overcrowding on schools, roads and services in a historic village - Much of the Land is legally reserved by HS2 - Consider referencing the history of The Stone and the possibility that Upper and Lower Stone meadow are of significant Archaeological significance see this weeks village News letter. click here
You may also find the following links relating to Council sites useful.