Rangers Farm APP/P1425/W/22/3299940
Rangers Farm, Chamberlaines Lane
Can be described as land at Chamberlaines Lane, Ringmer or Rangers Farm, Ringmer.
This is the third attempt by this developer to gain planning permission for this site.
First attempt: Application for 97 new homes with some community facilities refused on 10 December 2021.
Second attempt: Revised application for 68 new homes refused on 27 April 2022.
Now the developer Bedford Park has lodged an APPEAL for the revised 68 home application with the Planning Inspectorate.
As this is being dealt with by an Inspector through a different process we need to submit our objections again. We appreciate that this is time-consuming and repetitive but it will guarantee that your comment is read by the Inspector. Comments submitted previously should be considered also but will have less power and impact as those we submit now in response to the appeal process.
The appeal will be dealt with by a one day hearing. This is scheduled for 8th November.
THIS IS WHAT WE NEED YOU TO DO
By Friday 16th September 2022 at the latest
Please submit a new objection on the new portal. Late comments will NOT be considered (it is different to the council hearing). It’s easy to do.
Click on the link to go to the Appeals Case Portal:
Click on button: Make representation
Then Save and Continue
Fill in your Details, selecting Interested Party / Person. Save and Continue
Are you acting on behalf of a company, group or organisation? No
You can then type your comments into a box. Remember to Save and then Submit your comments.
KEY REASONS FOR OBJECTING
Select the reasons that matter the most to you BUT please write these in your own words. Lots of very similar cut and paste comments will not impress the Inspector.
IMPACT ON THE LANDSCAPE
The proposed development lies outside the Village Boundary. It extends the developed area in an entirely new direction from the existing Broyleside settlement into the countryside towards the South Downs National Park. Undoubtedly there would be a negative impact on the openness of the countryside, its character and appearance. The rural feel of the walk from Potato Lane through the field to Chamberlaines Lane would be adversely affected. The development would be visible to and from the South Downs National Park and have an adverse impact on its setting.
We need to persuade the Inspector that the harm of this development on the character, appearance and setting of our local landscape far outweighs any potential benefits.
IMPACT ON THE LISTED AND UNLISTED HERITAGE ASSETS AT THE KENNELS
The negative impact on these heritage assets would be substantial as the Kennels is to be surrounded by an ugly 3 metre acoustic fence. The purpose of this is to shield residents in the new houses from the noise of the hounds barking. If you have seen acoustic fencing by motorways you will know how ugly it is. It is claimed that the fence will be hidden by vegetation on each side but that will take time and much more space than is allowed for in the cramped design.
IMPACT ON LIVING CONDITIONS FOR RESIDENTS
Substantial negative impact for residents in the new properties particularly those shown in the plan as close to the fence. Even a 3m fence will not shield the bedroom windows facing the Kennels site, which is many of them, so they are to be triple glazed and presumably locked shut! These look like being (though are not at this outline stage specified as being) mainly the affordable homes.
As acoustic fences reflect sound, the new fence here will also increase the noise experienced by the existing residents at The Denes, across the Lewes Road from the Kennels and of course also at the Kennels as it will be bounced back at them.
IMPACTS ON OUR ALREADY STRETCHED INFRASTRUCTURE – TAKE YOUR PICK
Unsustainable commuter-style development with residents out-commuting for jobs, shopping, schools.
140+ extra cars on our busy roads; Lack of places at Ringmer Primary and Nursery School ; More effluent for Ringmer Sewage Works to (not) deal with;
Please try to make time to submit a comment. Together we can make a powerful case for refusal.