As you may be aware a planning consultant on behalf of clients in Hail Weston submitted a plot of land in response to Huntingdonshire District Council’s (HDC) ‘Call for Sites’ in summer 2017. This call was part of the processes of developing a Huntingdonshire Local Plan (for development) to 2036.
HDC published a response document on the 4th of October which shows that the submitted site will not be assessed in detail at this time as it is ‘not in a sustainable location’ (see appendix 3). The response is available online at http://consult.huntingdonshire.gov.uk/portal/pp/helaa/helaa-10-2017?pointId=4668309.
A further HDC public consultation opened on 4th October and closes on 3rd of November to allow members of the public an opportunity to comment on those sites offered as part of the Call for Sites consultation.
This new consultation is known as ‘Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment’ (HELAA). Any resident can comment by registering on the HDC website.
The next Parish Council meeting is on Tuesday 17th October. You are welcome to attend and there will be an opportunity to discuss or seek clarity on this matter during the ‘open forum’ part of the meeting. Parish Council meeting agendas are published in advance of meetings at https://hailweston.org.uk/parish-council/meetings/ and posted on the Parish Council Notice Board on the High Street.
At the last Parish Council meeting residents who attended felt the need for a public meeting with the planning consultant. This will now be arranged in due course. The planning consultant is keen to hear residents’ views and explore development potential.
The Parish Council is aware that a proposed development of this kind could be significant for the village and want to ensure residents have all the relevant information.
Hail Weston Parish Council – 7/10/17