East and South Eastern Land Parcel Proposed Development

Village Meeting

to Discuss the Planning Applications for the

East and South East Land Parcels, Cardington.

 

7:30 – 8:30pm, Monday September 3rd 2012, Village Hall

 

This meeting will be held immediately before the Parish Council meeting at which your Councillors will decide on the Parish Council’s response to planning applications 11/02685 and 11/02686, details of which are delivered with this notice. Councillors will answer questions and provide further information as far as possible and will use the discussion and responses received from residents to ensure the Parish Council properly represents the feelings of residents in its response to these planning applications.

Alan Apling, Chairman, Cardington Parish Council.

 

Cardington Parish Response to Planning Applications for Housing to the East and South East of the Airship Sheds.

At the Parish Meeting held on 5 March this year parishioners were alerted to two anticipated planning applications for housing development on the land lying between the airship sheds and the line of the old Bedford to Hitchin railway. Those attending the meeting expressed concern about the possibility of a development of more than 500 homes being built on an area crucial to the setting of the sheds and the views towards them, and to defining the rural setting of Cardington village. The Parish Council undertook to involve all residents and to take account of their views in formulating a response when the applications finally came forward.

The applications have now been lodged and the Parish Council has asked for the consultation deadline to be extended to 7 September to allow us to agree our response at the next Parish Council meeting on 3 September, which as usual is open for all Cardington residents to attend. Overleaf is the master plan for the whole development proposal. The parts of particular relevance to Cardington are the so-called East Land Parcel, comprising 391 homes, and the South East Land Parcel, with a further 167 homes as 50% of these fall within our parish boundary but the added impact of the SELP proposal will significantly affect Southill Road and the setting of our village..

The initial position of Parish Councillors is to oppose both the East and the South East Land Parcel applications. The East Land Parcel includes an area bounded on the south east side by the Shortstown Settlement Policy Area, which follows the line of the south east side of shed 2 to the old railway line, that already has outline planning permission for housing. However, in addition the application calls for a further area of some 7 hectares extending beyond the Settlement Policy Area into the Rural Area and this is the basis of Councillors current objections.

The South East Land Parcel lies totally beyond the Settlement Policy Area which is the basis of Councillors’ current objections to the whole of this application.

If you have views on the applications, either for or against, which you would like Parish Councillors to take into account when they decide a response at their next meeting on 3 September, please send them to the Clerk by e-mail, cardingtonpc@gmail.com , or in writingto 277 The Green, Cardington, MK44 3SU. You can also, of course, personally register your support or opposition to the applications directly to the Planning Department at Bedford Borough.

Cardington Parish Council

10 August 2012

Note: The full planning application documents and plans can be seen on the Bedford Borough website. (Go to http://www.bedford.gov.uk/ , select Environment and Planning from the main menu, select Search Planning Applications from under Planning Information, click on VIEW PLANNING APPLICATIONS, PLANS AND DOCUMENTS and then enter in the Search Box 11/02685 for the South East Land Parcel or 11/02686 for the East Land Parcel.) Alternatively, go to the Developer’s website, http://www.cardingtondevelopment.co.uk/ . Paper copies of the applications – 2 large boxes full! – are being studied by Parish Councillors. If you wish to examine them, call the Parish clerk on 838547 to make arrangements.

 

Cardington Parish Response to Planning Applications for Housing to the East and South East of the Airship Sheds.

At the Parish Meeting held on 5 March this year parishioners were alerted to two anticipated planning applications for housing development on the land lying between the airship sheds and the line of the old Bedford to Hitchin railway. Those attending the meeting expressed concern about the possibility of a development of more than 500 homes being built on an area crucial to the setting of the sheds and the views towards them, and to defining the rural setting of Cardington village. The Parish Council undertook to involve all residents and to take account of their views in formulating a response when the applications finally came forward.

The applications have now been lodged and the Parish Council has asked for the consultation deadline to be extended to 7 September to allow us to agree our response at the next Parish Council meeting on 3 September, which as usual is open for all Cardington residents to attend. Overleaf is the master plan for the whole development proposal. The parts of particular relevance to Cardington are the so-called East Land Parcel, comprising 391 homes, and the South East Land Parcel, with a further 167 homes as 50% of these fall within our parish boundary but the added impact of the SELP proposal will significantly affect Southill Road and the setting of our village..

The initial position of Parish Councillors is to oppose both the East and the South East Land Parcel applications. The East Land Parcel includes an area bounded on the south east side by the Shortstown Settlement Policy Area, which follows the line of the south east side of shed 2 to the old railway line, that already has outline planning permission for housing. However, in addition the application calls for a further area of some 7 hectares extending beyond the Settlement Policy Area into the Rural Area and this is the basis of Councillors current objections.

The South East Land Parcel lies totally beyond the Settlement Policy Area which is the basis of Councillors’ current objections to the whole of this application.

If you have views on the applications, either for or against, which you would like Parish Councillors to take into account when they decide a response at their next meeting on 3 September, please send them to the Clerk by e-mail, cardingtonpc@gmail.com , or in writingto 277 The Green, Cardington, MK44 3SU. You can also, of course, personally register your support or opposition to the applications directly to the Planning Department at Bedford Borough.

Cardington Parish Council

10 August 2012

Note: The full planning application documents and plans can be seen on the Bedford Borough website. (Go to http://www.bedford.gov.uk/ , select Environment and Planning from the main menu, select Search Planning Applications from under Planning Information, click on VIEW PLANNING APPLICATIONS, PLANS AND DOCUMENTS and then enter in the Search Box 11/02685 for the South East Land Parcel or 11/02686 for the East Land Parcel.) Alternatively, go to the Developer’s website, http://www.cardingtondevelopment.co.uk/ . Paper copies of the applications – 2 large boxes full! – are being studied by Parish Councillors. If you wish to examine them, call the Parish clerk on 838547 to make arrangements.