The battle continues – we need to write even more letters of objection than last time!
There are serious flaws in Newlands’ latest plans.
You may have received a letter from Basingstoke and Deane Council (BDBC) about the new Planning Application (22/00667/FUL) for a Lidl warehouse plus two others on the Oakdown Farm site.
People are asked to write any letters of objection by 28th March 2022. You can use email, (email@example.com) or post to Civic Offices, BDBC.
Here are some ideas to consider when writing your letter:
• You can use similar points made in your previous letter of objection to the Amazon warehouse plan.
• If this development goes ahead the landscape will change forever. As Juliet Henderson, our HCC councillor stated on ITV: ‘You can build buildings, but you can’t build countryside’.
• The height of the Lidl warehouse is hardly lower than the Amazon one.
• The largest warehouse’s footprint is almost the same as in the previous plan.
• The whole site will still be occupied but by 3 rather than 4 warehouses.
• There will be an increase in existing traffic levels on local roads from HGVs and staff cars at the warehouse site.
• The main warehouse will be lit for 24-hour use. The spillage from the downlighting will be noticeable and may impact on biodiversity.
• The numbers of jobs are still questionable as we don’t know who will occupy the other 2 warehouses. (Already employment agencies cannot fill the warehouse work vacancies in the area).
As well as the above, you can see the full Planning Application on Basingstoke and Deane’s website. There are many pages – if you scroll down to Community Engagement (page 7) you will see that A HIGH PERCENTAGE of people who responded to the consultation OBJECTED TO THIS PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT.
Thanks so much to our loyal supporters – let’s carry on making a difference!