Appeal Dismissed by Inspector against MSDC refusal to build on land to the rear of Spinningdale Keymer Road

We are delighted to report that the Government Inspector has dismissed this appeal due to the harm the development would cause to Spinningdale itself. You can read the inspectors findings by clicking on the link above.

This is the fifth appeal which has been dismissed against refusal for development on this site  and each time the developer Dorepark has eventually followed this up with a fresh application for a new proposal. This constant stream of applications and appeals is causing severe distress to the neighbouring residents on the Keymer Rd and Oak Hall Park and SOFLAG now believes enough is enough so we will be lobbying MSDC to use their legal powers under vexatious planning applications to place an embargo on any further planning applications on this site for at least two years. We will update everyone once we receive MSDC response.


Planning Application Refused for land to the rear of Spinningdale Keymer Road

Following representations by SOFLAG and Ian Simpson the Franklands ward councillor we are delighted to report that at last nights MSDC Planning Committee meeting the members voted 8-3 to overrule the planning officers recommendation and refused planning permission for this application. This is yet another small victory against inappropriate development in our area and we would like to thank all those supporters who took the time to make representations, we can make a difference!

Use this link to access the decision notice on the MSDC website under the documents tab.

SOFLAG Updates On Current Planning Matters

Farthings, Keymer Road

There were 63 letters of objection to this application by the deadline of the 4th April and we would like to thank all of our supporters who took the time to send in their representation. We now await the MSDC planning officers decision but a positive step was at a meeting on the 31st March the Burgess Hill Town Council unanimously voted to recommend this application be refused permission citing all of the reasons we gave in our objection letter below.

Application by Dorepark Ltd for land to the rear of Spinningdale Keymer Road

Sadly despite 107 letters of objection and a recommendation by the town council that this application be refused the MSDC planning officer concerned has recommended this for approval when it comes before the next MSDC planning committee meeting. This is extremely disappointing however, one of our committee we will be speaking against this at the meeting so we remain hopeful the councillors will decide to overrule the planning officer and refuse permission.

IndigoScott Appeal To Planning Inspectorate To Build Nine Houses on the site of Oaklands and Holfords adjacent to the Folders Lane/Keymer Road Mini Roundabout

The long awaited site visit by the government inspector took place on the 31st March, apart from visiting the actual site the inspector also visited three properties in Hazel Grove to gauge for himself  the effect this development will have on them. SOFLAG believe this is a positive sign and we now await the inspectors decision which should be announced within the next month.

Omega Homes Appeal to Planning Inspectorate To Build Nine Houses on the site of the Blenheims, Keymer Rd and Dormers in Broadlands

Despite the fact this appeal was lodged six weeks before the one by IndigoScott there is still no news as to when the government inspector will carry out a site visit. This is a bit of a concern as we believe the case against this application is clear cut and comprehensive. We can only hope the inspector isn’t minded to accept Omega’s claim they were treated unfairly by MSDC as that would be a total travesty.

Burgess Hill Neighbourhood Plan

The Neighbourhood Plan will be presented and discussed at the Annual Town Meeting at Cyprus Hall, Cyprus Road, on Wednesday 9 April 2014  at 19.30 hours. SOFLAG committee members will be attending.