EVERSLEY IS UNDER THREAT
ACTION IS NEEDED NOW Wokingham Borough Council has received two planning application for the whole of the Arborfield New Town.
It wants your views and it has sent you a letter with some details of the applications:
3,500 new houses; a district and two neighbourhood centres; 10,000 sq m of retail/office space;
12,000 sq m of industrial space; a secondary and two primary schools; roads and parking;
a transport interchange; public open space; SANGs; etc.
For Eversley, that adds up to a whole lot more traffic on our roads and our country lanes.
List of Objection Points
On Tuesday 5th August,
as part of Eversley Parish Council’s Meeting,
there was a brief update from Gawthorpe Estates on their
housing development plans.
If you would like to send comments or contact them regarding this
This is the link to a copy of the presentation given on 5th August 2014. The inclusion of this link is to enable those residents who were unable to attend to view the presentation and to submit any comments to the developers.
The inclusion of this link on the Eversley Parish Council website should not be taken to infer any support for the proposals by EPC. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
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Gawthorpe Estates ran a
Development proposal exhibition on 15th January.
This is the link to a copy of the display panels, which were seen by residents at the public exhibition on 15th January. The inclusion of this link is to enable those residents who were unable to attend the exhibition to participate in the landowner’s consultation.
The inclusion of this link on the Eversley Parish Council website should not be taken to infer any support for the proposals by EPC. The Council has made clear that there are infrastructure inadequacies and planning policy objections, to the proposals, which remain to be addressed.
ROAD SAFETY AND TRAFFIC WORKING GROUP REPORT
Our newly acquired Speed Indicating Device has now been installed in The Street. In watching from a safe distance it is noticeable that vehicles are visibly braking when the SID is activated, whether they continue to take notice is to be seen. The device is set at 30mph and indicates all speeds from 20 to 40mph. When a speed greater than 30mph is triggered by a vehicle, the warning sign "SLOW DOWN" is indicated together with the actual speed. Data is collected within the device and can be downloaded for analysis. EPC are working with Hampshire Constabulary Traffic and Highways depts.
Thanks go to Eversley Parish Council and Cllr David Simpson Hampshire County Council who made the procurement of our Speed Indicating Device a possibility. We are now dependant on HCC Highways to agree other locations in the village and together with the team from Eversley Matters and potential sponsors from local businesses we hope to procure a 2nd device for use on other critical roads within the village.
Cllr Chris Young
The Parish of Eversley is in the north-east of Hampshire, on the banks of the Blackwater River, which itself forms the County boundary with Berkshire. It is one of the northern parishes of Hart District, lying to the west of Yateley and north of the A30. It is about 4 miles from Fleet, 10 miles from Basingstoke and 6 miles from Camberley.
The village of Eversley comprises five distinct areas - Lower Common, Eversley Street, Eversley Centre, Eversley Cross and Up Green. Within these hamlets there are about 600 houses and nearly 1500 residents.
Eversley has many features typical of Hampshire villages - a church, a school, a village green and duck pond, a cricket pitch, a village hall and a shop-come-post office. However, they are dotted around the parish so that it has no obvious core.
There are four designated Conservation Areas, at Church Farm, Eversley Street, Eversley Cross and Up Green. To the south and west of the vlllage there are large areas of forestry, parts of which are designated as Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI’s), because of their nationally important wildlife. Some of these are also designated as parts of the Thames Basin Heaths Special Protection Area, because of the internationally rare birdlife, such as the Nightjar, Dartford Warbler and Woodlark.
There is an extensive footpath and bridleway network and ready access to the hundreds of acres of forestry land, which is much used by local horse riders. One of the bridleways, The Welsh Drive, passes close by a bronze-age bowl barrow called Cudbury Clump on the Bramshill boundary and crosses the parish to the Yateley border by Blackbushe Airport, with access to Eversley’s National Nature Reserve at Castle Bottom.