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Newnham Civil Parish is in the Basing Ward of Basingstoke & Deane Borough Council in Hampshire and comprises the villages of Newnham and Nately Scures plus the tithing of Water End in Nately Scures, with about 440 registered electors. The parish extends westwards from the A30/A287 junction to the Lyde river in the west and northwards from the M3 to the boundary with Rotherwick - to the south of the grounds of Tylney Hall Hotel.

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The Owen's Farm (West of Hook)

Please respond if you can by the consultation deadline of 1st November. All documents are available to view on the Hart website
https://publicaccess.hart.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=documents&keyVal=OWZDDNHZ0EL00

Responses can be submitted via the Hart website, or to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
The application has be reassigned from Peter Lee to Miguel Martinez but both are senior planning officers. Miguel has just moved to Hart but they have apparently worked together in the past.

17/02317/OUT Land at Owens Farm, Newnham Road, Hook. Outline permission for the development of up to 700 dwellings, a 2ha site for a primary school, a 0.5ha site for a nursery, a 245m2 retail facility, a 284m2 community facility, together with associated vehicular, pedestrian and cycle access, open space and landscape works. All matters other than access are reserved for consideration at a later date.
Full planning permission for means of access and the provision of 9.68ha Suitable Alternative Natural Greenspace.

Please give your own views - and possibly on the principle of Local Gaps, the significance of rural green space separating Hook and Newnham, and the unsuitability of the local road network to support this extra traffic without severe impacts.

Please note the 'development' part of the application is ‘outline’ only but the ‘access’ part is for full planning permission.

The developers Wilbur Developments Ltd acknowledge that the site is in the Local Gap but claim the development design makes its impact acceptable. The development is proposed to be set back from Newnham Road with additional screening. However they also propose a pavement and street lighting from Seton Drive.

Wilbur also claim that all the local junctions (with the exception of the Hoggett A30 junction) – so including Kingsbridge, Newnham Road and Crown Lane junctions – have ample spare capacity for the additional traffic. There is no evidence that their traffic modelling takes into account the reality of local road and traffic conditions. Their model assumes all the local roads are UAP3 roads (ie urban all purpose). Their conclusions are that all long term negative impacts from the development are negligible.

They also intend all the construction traffic over a 10-year period (2020-2030) to enter and exit via Newnham Road to Old School Road over Kingsbridge. 


 

 

October 2017 Newnham Agenda

 

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The Owen's Farm (West of Hook) application now on the Hart Website

17/02317/OUT | Land at Owens Farm - Outline permission for the development of up to 700 dwellings, a 2ha site for a primary school, a 0.5ha site for a nursery, a 243m2 retail facility, a 284m2 community facility, together with associated vehicular, pedestrian and cycle access, open space and landscape works. All matters other than access are reserved for consideration at a later date. Full planning permission for the provision of 9.68ha Suitable Alternative Natural Greenspace and means of access. | Owens Farm Newnham Road Hook Hampshire RG27 9NG     

CASE OFFICER PETER LEE: CONSULTATION TO 1st NOVEMBER

https://publicaccess.hart.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=documents&keyVal=OWZDDNHZ0EL00

 

OLD HOUSE AT HOME

Second and final hearing for the pub closed about 1pm on Tuesday 3rd October. Awaiting the Inspector's decision which likely to be about four weeks.

 

 

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Date: 13 September 2017 13:11:57 GMT+01:00
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Subject: Unwelcome Callers

Dear all
 
Earlier today I became aware of a man cold calling in Upton Grey then on to Newnham offering ‘surplus from another job’ tar-mac for sale, described as young white 20/30 years with a hi-visibility coat and white estate car with similar markings to Highways Maintenance vehicles.
 
Also a resident has reported receiving a telephone call from a Security Company offering to visit and do a survey of the house in relation to having an alarm fitted, simply why would you let a complete stranger into your home on the back of a cold calling telephone call from someone who you have no knowledge of whatsoever?
 
 I can not reiterate enough please do not purchase such things from the door, if you want your drive re-surfaced or a burglar alarm fitted etc, check with Hampshire Trading Standards ask for ‘Approved Local Business’, where you know the company and staff have been vetted.
 
If you have any information regarding these or other similar callers, please give me a call direct.
 
Many thanks
 
Andy
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AUGUST 2017

For the information of local residents there was four burglary to homes and five burglaries to outbuildings in Hook and surrounding area last month.

I have no wish to worry residents but would like to make them aware and ask them to please remain vigilant and report any suspicious incidents, people or vehicles.
 
Andrew REID
Police Constable 3746
Rural Beat Officer
Police Office, Preston Candover
DD:   01256:389050
HQ:   101
Mob: 07768:776844
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LATEST AND THANK YOUS

FOR THE 'OWEN'S FARM' 'WEST OF HOOK' FIELDS, IT SEEMS A FULL PLANNING APPLICATION IS EXPECTED OVER THE SUMMER FOR APPROX 650 HOUSES.

THANK YOU TO ALL WHO RESPONDED TO THE HART LOCAL PLAN CONSULTATION

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO ATTENDED THE PARISH ASSEMBLY

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO SUPPORTED A PUBLIC HEARING FOR THE OLD HOUSE AT HOME TO BE HELD IN THE CLUBROOM

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO RESPONDED TO THE PARISH COUNCIL'S REQUEST FOR SUPPORT TO APPLY FOR A PWLB LOAN AND MAKE AN OFFER FOR THE PUB

 

 

From June Village  9th JUNE 2017

 

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From May Villager 13th April 2017

Old House May 2017

 

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 ‘West of Hook’  13th April 2017
17/00857/EIA Owens Farm, Newnham Road, Hook. Request for a Scoping Opinion under Regulation 13 of the Town and Country Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) (England and Wales) Regulations 2011 (as amended 2015).

The actual planning application for 750 houses plus primary school will follow. (Note only nominal number of houses are shown in the illustration.)

This ‘Scoping Opinion' lays out what is to be included in an Environmental Impact Assessment..

This is a speculative application as indications are presently that ‘West of Hook’ is still not included in the Draft Local Plan’s list of SHLAA sites for final consultation (see list of sites below).

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Re the Local Plan, Hart is holding a briefing on 25th April and the Consultation will be published on the 26th.

 

Old House

Save Newnham's  Pub
The Old House at Home

­Planning appeal for conversion to residential dwellings

12th April 2017

The Inspector has agreed the Appeal will be assessed at Public Hearing.

With thanks to everyone for their continued support.

3rd April 2017

Before the Basingstoke & Deane case officer published his decision on the application to convert the Old House at Home to residential dwellings, the developer raised an Appeal to the Secretary of State.  

Details of the Appeal can be found at the Planning Inspectorate website at
https://acp.planninginspectorate.gov.uk/ViewCase.aspx?Caseid=3169774&CoID=0

You can make a representation via the online form or by emailing the Inspectorate at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The reference no of the appeal is:     3169774
The address on the appeal documentation is:

The Old House at Home, Newnham Green, Newnham, Hook RG27 9AH

Dale Ingram of Planning for Pubs will continue to represent the Parish Council. On our behalf she has requested that the Appeal be assessed by public hearing.

If you objected previously to Basingstoke & Deane please state that you have objected before and that you want your comments to be taken into account. Please confirm your continued support for the Old House at Home and opposition to the change of use.

Note that all representations now go to the Inspector, not to Basingstoke & Deane. Deadline now midnight 16th May 2017

 

West of Hook 17th February 2017

HART DRAFT LOCAL PLAN

Hart is now scheduled to consult on its Draft Local Plan in March (but this was going to be last Summer, Autumn, December, then January).

The Minutes from Hart's Cabinet meeting of 9th February show a proposed list of sites for housing allocation for this Local Plan up to 2032 - see list below.

At the moment neither West of Hook nor Winchfield are included. Since the 'refinded housing options' consultation of Spring 2016 Hart has revised downwards its housing requirement due to its 'Strategic Market Housing Area' partners Rushmoor and Surrey Heath being able to fulfill their own housing requirements.

Also since then, many new sites have come forward, notably the former National Gas Turbine Establishment at Pyestock – now Hartland Village – and the greenfield site at Murrell Green where the new secondary school is currently proposed.

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However this remains a proposal. According to the Hop Garden Action Group:

'The West of Hook threat has not gone away completely... 

 

 

Transparency Code

Transparency Code

INTRODUCTION

The Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 set out a new audit framework for local public authorities previously covered by the Audit Commission regime.

Under the new audit framework smaller authorities, including parish councils, with an annual turnover not exceeding £25,000 will be exempt from routine external audit. In place of routine audit, these smaller authorities will be subject to the new  requirements laid out in the Transparency Code.

This Code is issued by the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government  under section 2 of the Local Government, Planning and Land Act 1980 as amended by section 38 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 as recommended practice for the publication of information.

The Data Protection Act 1998 does not restrict or inhibit information being published naming councillors, members or senior local authority officers who have taken certain decisions, because of the public interest in the scrutiny of such senior individuals and decision makers. The Data Protection Act 1998 also does not automatically prohibit information being published naming the suppliers with whom the authority has contracts, including sole traders, because of the public interest in accountability and transparency in the spending of public money.

The Government has not seen any evidence that publishing details about contracts entered into by smaller authorities would prejudice procurement exercises or the interests of commercial organisations, or breach commercial confidentiality unless specific confidentiality clauses are included in contracts. Smaller authorities should expect to publish details of contracts newly entered into – commercial confidentiality should not, in itself, be a reason for smaller authorities to not follow the provisions of this Code. Therefore, smaller authorities should consider inserting clauses in new contracts allowing for the disclosure of data in compliance with this Code.

INFORMATION WHICH SHOULD BE PUBLISHED

A. All items of expenditure above £100
B. End of year accounts
C. Annual governance statement
D. Internal audit report
E. List of councillor or member responsibilities
F.  Details of public land and building assets
G. Minutes, agendas and meeting papers of formal meetings.

INFORMATION TO BE PUBLISHED ANNUALLY not later than 1st July following the accounting year to which it relates.

A. All items of expenditure above £100:
a. date the expenditure was incurred,
b. summary of the purpose of the expenditure
c. amount, and
d. VAT that cannot be recovered.

Copies of all books, deeds, contracts, bills, vouchers, receipts and other related documents do not need to be published, but should remain available for inspection during the specified inspection period set out under regulation 14 of the Accounts and Audit (England) Regulations 20116, or under any equivalent regulations made under section 32 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014. The right to inspect can be exercised on giving reasonable notice.

B. End of year accounts.

Smaller authorities should publish their statement of accounts according to the format included in the Annual Return form. Publication of the relevant page of the completed Annual Return form will meet this requirement. The statement of accounts must be approved and signed by the Responsible Financial Officer and the Chairman of the meeting approving the statement of accounts.

The statement of accounts should be accompanied by:
a. a copy of the bank reconciliation for the relevant financial year,
b. an explanation of any significant variances (eg more than 10-15 percent in line with proper practices) in the statement of accounts for the relevant year and previous year, and
c. an explanation of any differences between ‘balances carried forward’ and ‘total cash and short term investments’ if applicable.

C. Annual governance statement

Smaller authorities should publish their annual governance statement according to the format included in the Annual Return form. Publication of the relevant page of the completed Annual Return form will meet this requirement. The annual governance statement should be signed by the Chairman and Clerk of the smaller authority.

D. Internal audit report

Smaller authorities should publish their annual internal audit report according to the format included in the Annual Return form. Publication of the relevant page of the completed Annual Return form will meet this requirement. The internal audit report should be signed by the person who carried out the internal audit.

E. list of councillor or member responsibilities

Smaller authorities should publish a list of councillor or member responsibilities. The list should include the following information:
a. names of all councillors or members of the authority,
b. committee or board membership and function (if Chairman or Vice-Chairman) of each councillor or member, and
c. representation on external local public bodies (if nominated to represent the authority or board) of each councillor or member.

F.  Details of public land and building assets

Parish councils should publish details of all public land and building assets. Where this information is included in the authority’s asset and liabilities register, this register may be published in its entirety or as an edited version displaying only public land and building assets.
Parish councils should include the following information in relation to each land and building asset:
a. Description (what it is, including size/acreage),
b. location (address or description of location),
c. owner/custodian, eg the authority or board manages the land or asset on behalf of a local charity,
d. date of acquisition (if known),
e. cost of acquisition (or proxy value) and
f.  present use.

MORE FREQUENTLY PUBLISHED INFORMATION

G. Minutes, agendas and meeting papers of formal meetings.

Smaller authorities should publish the draft minutes from all formal meetings (i.e. full council or board, committee and sub-committee meetings) not later than one month after the meeting has taken place. These minutes should be signed either at the meeting they were taken or at the next meeting.

Smaller authorities should also publish meeting agendas, which are as full and informative as possible, and associated meeting papers not later than three clear days before the meeting to which they relate is taking place.

METHOD OF PUBLICATION

The data and information specified in this Code must be published on a Website which is publicly accessible free of charge. For example, one way that this requirement could be achieved could be by publishing the data on the smaller authority’s website or that of the billing authority in its area (district or London borough or unitary council).

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