Latest News on our Open Space

We are very disappointed that the updated proposal for the open space below the cemetery 'St Nicholas Meadow' is little changed from the one which the Council's Planning committee rejected earlier in the year. FoFC consider the main reason was to give planners a chance to listen to more consultations as our spokesman urged and we have seen little evidence that they have done that. We have been meeting with developers, HCC & SBC staff

Our hopes for a shared cultural, literary, wild landscape as it was in Forster's time, are still seriously under threat.

We used facebook to alert people to the chance to respond by Oct 24,  by email comments to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. quoting planning reference number 22/00781/RMM

We have sent in a formal response which you can view using the link below.  The plans will go to SBC's Planning and Development Committee soon, possibly the November meeting. It has now been confirmed that this is to be at a Special Meeting of the Planning Committee.  Wednesday 29th November in the Council Chamber at 1830.

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