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Pyotts Hill planning application to go to appeal

posted Aug 27, 2016, 10:31 AM by Veronique Kerguelen   [ updated Jan 30, 2017, 8:48 AM by Heather Rainbow ]
Plans to build more houses on Pyotts Hill on the NCN23 were refused 10 August 2016 at a Borough council meeting. Cyclists and residents argued that Pyotts hill and Long lane were both the wrong access routes for 9 new houses.

Cyclists were pleased that priority was being given to them on the long distance Sustrans route which goes through Basingstoke on its way from Southampton to Reading.

Heather liaised with local residents to put their case to councillors who then questioned them in detail.  There was fierce debate but the refuseniks won by just 6 to 5. The cycle route was saved.

January 2017  Disappointment - Developers will be appealing on this planning decision, so we wait with bated breath