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This page give very ‘broad brush’ arguments to consider, also available will be the draft of the text that Jonty Wild is working on (see menu) as and when it is available.  The latter is likely to be updated frequently and should be treated as a very rough draft only and changes, additions and deletion should be expected as the matters are given proper consideration.  

For what appears below and in the draft document mentioned above Remember:

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The Outline Planning Application Submitted for the

Proposed Allocated Site PT1 Land east of Priors Hill

Information & Arguments

A good start would be to review the NHDC documents produced for the Local Plan are currently to be found under the Preferred Options consultation page - it seems pointless to repeat them hear so visit here and read the text there. An important document to read is the Planning, Design and Access Statement which the developers have submitted as part of their outline planning application.  This document is provided below and the rest of the application documents can be found here.

All theses give an idea of what are considered the strengths and weaknesses for the sites.  You need to consider your arguments against these as well as any others you wish to make, remember to consider the wider impact too, e.g. if increased traffic is an issue then how would that effect the roads in Holwell or the junction with the Barton Road (an accident blackspot?) and the traffic backing up to enter Hitchin at peak times etc.

Also remember that the Neighbourhood Plan questionnaire analysis is now available and that give details of the communities wished which conflict with details in the application, this can be obtained here.

Planning, Design and Access Statement