SOLENT GATEWAY PLANS…

Solent Gateway Plans...
Solent Gateway Plans...

SOLENT GATEWAY PLANS

Local people are being encouraged to respond to a consultation about outline plans to develop Marchwood Sea Mounting Centre for commercial use.

For the avoidance of any doubt, I wanted to spell out that these company led consultations have no particular impact on decision making that follows down the line. The company employs Public Relation consultants who (whether deliberately or not) can can give the impression that responding will have direct influence on the decision makers.

The actual decision is made only when a formal planning application has been put forward, to include a whole raft of reports on things like the impact on the environment, traffic studies, design.

As somebody who has considered and voted on planning applications, (large and small), it is always good to hear that the applicant has made an effort to consider the opinions of local people.

However, the downside to this is that people believe that responding to the applicants consultation has some direct influence over the eventual decision. It does not. The most important thing is to wait until the planning application is lodged and then to respond to New Forest District Council's formal notice.

As always, I will try and alert everyone to any formal planning application being submitted. Do "Like" and "Share" my Facebook Page to ensure you don't miss out. Once upon a time, people would spot these things in a local newspaper, but the Council decided not to use well read local papers to do so. Saves a bit of money, but keeps people in the dark!

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