Pyotts House, Pyotts hill

Thanks to work by Cycle Basingstoke and local residents a planning application for 12 houses has been turned down - twice by the Borough Council and then the Inspector when it went to Appeal.  The plan was to build 12 houses at Pyotts Hill, Chinham on the NCN 23, endangering cyclists and pedestrians on this popular route. 

The first application threatened to allow cars and lorries on the National Cycle Network route 23 (NCN23) along Long Lane in Chineham and to put bollards across Pyotts Hill in two places.  A second application was to use Pyotts Hill to reach the houses at the end of the cul-de-sac

Cycle Basingstoke participated in several consultations and submitted comments against this development (see below).

On 10th August 2016, Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council rejected this application largely on the grounds that "it would not provide safe, suitable or convenient access for all users" and "The proposal does not give due regard to pedestrian or cycle movements..."

The Inspector rejected the application because it would endanger the environment, particularly the ancient monument of Park Pale.

This application later went to appeal (read more...)