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Say ‘NO!’ to 1,200 Houses at Chawton Park Farm!!

Say ‘NO!’ to 1,200 Houses at Chawton Park Farm!!

Public Protest 3pm Sat 18th Sept on The Butts!!

We will be holding a peaceful Public Protest on Sat 18th September on The Butts, Alton at 3pm and this will be filmed for the BBC South News bulletin on that day. Please come along and lend your support!  We are working on a ‘chant’.  Any ideas welcome!

Please also register your concern by signing this petition. Details about what we’re aiming to achieve with this petition can be found here.

Alton is threatened with a ‘garden village’ of 1,200 homes, primary school and community centre in a narrow scenic valley bounded by Ancient Woodlands and Sites of Interest to Nature Conservation. The Alton Society has protested in the strongest possible terms to East Hampshire District Council (EHDC) against this development.

After guidance from Angela Glass, the Chair of the Planning Policy Committee (PPC) at EHDC, the committee voted in favour (one against) of taking only this site forward for further investigation out of the original 10 sites that were identified in 2019.

This decision will next come before Full Council, very soon, for ratification.

See The Alton Society’s Statement for further details including points to raise with our MP Damian Hinds,  EHDC Councillor Angela Glass and Simon Jenkins, Head of Planning at EHDC & Director of Regeneration & Place.