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Representations on Core Strategy Preferred Policies - Preferred policy - summary of the strategy and future role of Alton

Representation ID: 20787

OBJECT CPRE (Hampshire) (Margaret Paren)

Summary:

There is also a need for a new Community Centre in Alton. This needs to be recognised in the LDF.

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Representation ID: 20786

OBJECT CPRE (Hampshire) (Margaret Paren)

Summary:

Amend para. 5.26:

Change To Plan:

...... Development at Whitehill/Bordon may be a possibility but this would generate more travel by private car between the two towns and pull in the opposite direction to the principles and objectives of sustainability, especially if this pattern of travel were to set a trend for the future. Alton residents may also be unwilling to travel for recreational activities.

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Representation ID: 20785

OBJECT CPRE (Hampshire) (Margaret Paren)

Summary:

Add new para. after para. 5.25:

Change To Plan:

The rural roads surrounding Alton need to be made safer for all users, introducing Shared Space concepts to ensure that drivers are fully aware of other users. Speed limits need to be reduced; steps need to be taken to prevent 'rat running' on inappropriate roads such as the network of ancient sunken lanes in the district, and Sat-Nav information systems need to be changed to show the correct grade of road for a particular journey. At the same time, road signage should be reduced to that which is essential to ensure road safety.

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Representation ID: 20784

OBJECT CPRE (Hampshire) (Margaret Paren)

Summary:

Amend para. 5.24:

Change To Plan:

.......the requests by passengers. Its disadvantage is that many people find the buses are too big and not flexible or frequent enough to meet their needs. The plan also seeks to improve accessibility within Alton with a particular focus on improvements for pedestrians.

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Representation ID: 20783

OBJECT CPRE (Hampshire) (Margaret Paren)

Summary:

Add at the end of para. 5.23:

Change To Plan:

The current shortage of parking space at Alton railway station is an issue that needs to be addressed because it causes many commuters either to drive to Farnham or to get a lift to and from the station, thus doubling the miles travelled by car.

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Representation ID: 20782

OBJECT CPRE (Hampshire) (Margaret Paren)

Summary:

Comment: The Council could look to set far higher levels of sustainability for housing, given that Level 4 (Code for Sustainable Homes) was achieved in 2008 at Liscombe Rise. Level 6 could be considered for all new planning approvals from 2011.

Greater emphasis and financial support should be given to retrofitting sustainability improvements (including insulating under the roof rather than merely loft floors and walls) for existing properties. The Council could also require that home extensions should be built to the higher standards.

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Representation ID: 20781

OBJECT CPRE (Hampshire) (Margaret Paren)

Summary:

Add new para after para. 5.12

Change To Plan:

It will be important that affordable and other housing should only be built in the outlying villages where there is a clearly demonstrated need. Otherwise, unless there are jobs in the villages, there will be a bigger demand for travel which must fail the criteria for environmental sustainability.

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Representation ID: 20780

OBJECT CPRE (Hampshire) (Margaret Paren)

Summary:

Amend para. 5.12

Change To Plan:

5.12 There are currently 471 households in Alton in need of an affordable home (as identified on the joint housing register). A significant element of affordable housing will be provided on the large sites mentioned above. Some of the windfall sites, for example the regeneration of the station area, will also help to meet this need.

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Representation ID: 20779

OBJECT CPRE (Hampshire) (Margaret Paren)

Summary:

Add two paras. at the end of para 5.11

Change To Plan:

As Alton is not to have large market housing sites, it will need sites that are only affordable housing, built by housing associations, and sites for such development will need to be found within the Settlement Policy Boundary and through windfalls.

It will be important that the village of Holybourne is protected from excessive development so that it retains its sense of place as a village, distinct from Alton town and with uninterrupted vistas.

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Representation ID: 20778

OBJECT CPRE (Hampshire) (Margaret Paren)

Summary:

Add sentence at the end of para. 5.10.

Change To Plan:

..... Holybourne village should be protected from excessive development so that it retains its sense of place as a village, distinct from Alton town and with uninterrupted vistas.

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Representation ID: 20777

OBJECT CPRE (Hampshire) (Margaret Paren)

Summary:

Amend para. 5.9

Change To Plan:

.....a number of listed buildings. It lies within the South Downs National Park. It is important that the gap......

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Representation ID: 20776

OBJECT CPRE (Hampshire) (Margaret Paren)

Summary:

Amend para. 5.8

Change To Plan:

5.8 Alton is easily recognisable as a market town set in a rural landscape with an attractive historic centre. It lies in the valley of the River Wey with high ground constraining development to the north and south leading to expansion of the town to the east and west on the lower lying areas. Although Alton lies outside the South Downs National Park, its attractive rural setting can not be overstated. It is very important that the skyline is preserved. The skyline on the hills surrounding Alton is one of its most valuable and most appreciated features. Development should continue to be contained and prevented from encroaching up the surrounding downland and onto the skyline. The need to balance the shape and contribution of the landscape to the area against the pressures for continued development will be a challenge for the future.

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Representation ID: 20775

OBJECT CPRE (Hampshire) (Margaret Paren)

Summary:

Amend para. 5.6

Change To Plan:

5.6 This provides us with the background and context against which to set out our preferred strategy for Alton. It also provides a good example of how a community can set out its own vision and how we can support and help to deliver this. It must be read in the context of the more recent Alton Town Design Statement, published in June 2008 which will also be a base document in the LDF. Other towns and villages should follow the example set by Alton and start to think about how they see their own community developing over the coming years.

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Representation ID: 20443

OBJECT Alton Society (Mr E Hepper)

Summary:

Transport provision is confined to the local and rural level and we believe that the strongest support should be given to local bus services around the town and in the immediate rural vicinity. We believe that EHDC's liaison with partners for strategic road and rail and bus links should be forceful, especially in relation to the road and rail links required for the eco-town at Whitehill/Bordon and that these should not prejudice those for Alton.

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Representation ID: 20438

OBJECT Alton Society (Mr E Hepper)

Summary:

The provision of a new Sports Centre for Alton is discussed but, we regret, not guaranteed. The need for a new Community Centre for Alton is not mentioned and should be included.

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Representation ID: 20437

SUPPORT Alton Society (Mr E Hepper)

Summary:

Pleased to note that there is a commitment to maintaining the provision of community and sports facilities indoor and outdoor.

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Representation ID: 20433

SUPPORT Alton Society (Mr E Hepper)

Summary:

5.8 - We are pleased to note that the importance and beauty of Alton's surrounding countryside, with the South Downs National Park to immediate south and AONBs to the north is recognised.

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Representation ID: 20428

OBJECT Alton Society (Mr E Hepper)

Summary:

Para 5.4 - 5.6 - We are pleased to note that Alton 2020 is acknowledged as one of the principal documents from which this Strategy is derived as far is Alton is concerned. We believe however that the Alton Town Design Statement is equally important and should be included as a base document and its guidelines and recommendations respected.

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Representation ID: 20371

OBJECT Alton Town Council (Greg Burt)

Summary:

Members feel that the overall tone of the policies affecting Alton were very much of preserving the status quo, just managing incremental change, and lacking any ambition. The document "Alton 2020" clearly states that the town needs to be allowed to grow so that it is of an economically viable size so as to attract the facilities and services required by the existing population. Hence why we support looking at sustainble sites such as land at Borovere Farm to provide additional housing over and above the sites that EHDC believe adequately satisfy Alton's housing needs.

The document makes no provision for purposeful growth; it is not a plan to help the town deliver what it really needs to become more sustainable.

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Representation ID: 20366

OBJECT Alton Town Council (Greg Burt)

Summary:

Para 5.28 - The only mention of young people that we have noticed is in regard to open spaces. We would like to see some wording that acknowledges the need for indoor facilities also.

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Representation ID: 20365

OBJECT Alton Town Council (Greg Burt)

Summary:

Para 5.28 - There is a possibility of acquiring additional open space, some suitable for marked sports pitches (as identified in the document), on land above the Treloars residential area, under a Section 106 agreement should the second phase of the development proceed. The South Alton Masterplan could help deliver this.

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Representation ID: 20364

OBJECT Alton Town Council (Greg Burt)

Summary:

Para 5.28 - There is very little detail in this in respect of sports pitch requirements, unlike in Petersfield (para 5.55). We feel our needs are not dissimilar and should include similar detail. For example, Alton does not have dedicated hockey facilities, yet there is no mention of this.

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Representation ID: 20363

OBJECT Alton Town Council (Greg Burt)

Summary:

Para 5.28 - We take exception to the suggestion that Alton's play sites are either of poor quality, poorly maintained or poorly managed. We have a rolling programme of renewals and refurbishments and receive regular comments about how good they area. All our equipment is maintained and serviced frequently.

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Representation ID: 20362

OBJECT Alton Town Council (Greg Burt)

Summary:

Para 5.26 - We object to the hint that new sports development at Whitehill/Bordon could cater for Alton's Indoor sporting needs. We insist that Alton's Sport Centre should be replaced with at least equivalent facilities in ALTON as a priority. The South Alton Masterplan offers a potential way forward on delivering this objective.

More details about Rep ID: 20362

Representation ID: 20361

OBJECT Alton Town Council (Greg Burt)

Summary:

Para 5.24 - We would like specific mention made in 5.24 to the need to consider whether parts of the town centre should be completely pedestrianised, for example, between the entrance to Lady Place Car Park and Turk Street - this would have very little impact on through traffic.

More details about Rep ID: 20361

Representation ID: 20360

OBJECT Alton Town Council (Greg Burt)

Summary:

Para 5.25 - A generic policy with no substance. We would like specific mention made in this and also in 5.24 the need to consider whether parts of the town centre should be completely pedestrianised, for example, between the entrance to Lady Place Car Park and Turk Street - this would have very little impact on through traffic.

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Representation ID: 20359

SUPPORT Alton Town Council (Greg Burt)

Summary:

Para 5.24 - The idea of a proper bus station to act as a "hub" for the surrounding villagers is supported.

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Representation ID: 20358

OBJECT Alton Town Council (Greg Burt)

Summary:

Para 5.24 - "Hub" implies the ability to transfer from one mode of tranport to another fairly seamlessly. Until buses and train timetables can be made to synchronise, the notion of a hub is facile.

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Representation ID: 20357

OBJECT Alton Town Council (Greg Burt)

Summary:

Para 5.29 - Where is this retailing to be provided?

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Representation ID: 20356

OBJECT Alton Town Council (Greg Burt)

Summary:

Para 5.23 - Bus services inadequate for work related journeys ie. Basingstoke.

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Representation ID: 20355

OBJECT Alton Town Council (Greg Burt)

Summary:

Para 5.21 - A generic paragraph with no hint of how the town centre may be "enhanced". Potential opportunites that might arise in the future, for example, the Coors Brewery site in Lower Turk Street have not been mentioned. The District Council could make available the Turk Street Car Park for retail development in conjunction with other adjoining land owners, if it really wished to significantly enhance the town centre retail offering.

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Representation ID: 20354

OBJECT Alton Town Council (Greg Burt)

Summary:

Para 5.20 - We object to the suggestion that Alton may need to reduce the allocation of new retail space if retailing in Whitehill/Bordon is improved. Alton town centre has fewer empty shops that it has had for a long time and we are reliably informed that demand from major national retailers to open in the town remains strong, only fettered by the lack of available large units. This plan fails to address this supply issue.

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Representation ID: 20352

OBJECT Alton Town Council (Greg Burt)

Summary:

Para 5.19 - Alton requires choice/competition for Sainsburys, of similar size (not just ALDI).

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Representation ID: 20351

SUPPORT Alton Town Council (Greg Burt)

Summary:

Para 5.17 - We support this; we have always held that allocating it for employment uses originally was severely flawed. However, we consider that the proposal contained in the South Alton Masterplan to allocate this for leisure, possibly as a site for a replacement Sports Centre, warrants investigation.

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Representation ID: 20350

OBJECT Alton Town Council (Greg Burt)

Summary:

Para 5.16 - We suggest that consideration be given to encouraging owners of redundant large industrial units in the established employment area, to converting to such new uses, rather than demolition. Allowing some employment uses on all or part of the Chawton Triangle site also might help satisfy this (see South Alton Masterplan).

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Representation ID: 20348

SUPPORT Alton Town Council (Greg Burt)

Summary:

Para 5.16 - The proposal for small business units/enterprise centre in the town is welcomed.

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Representation ID: 20347

SUPPORT Alton Town Council (Greg Burt)

Summary:

Strongly support 5.14

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Representation ID: 20346

OBJECT Alton Town Council (Greg Burt)

Summary:

Para 5.13 - This is very generic with no development allowed on the hillsides on two sites (which we again support) and "gaps" on the other two sides, the Town Council looks forward to learning what land EHDC is suggesting might satisfy all these new facilities. Allowing some employment uses on all or part of the Chawton Triangle site might help satisfy this.

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Representation ID: 20345

OBJECT Alton Town Council (Greg Burt)

Summary:

Para 5.12 - Given that the demand for affordable housing (currently 660, forecast to rise) is not even going to be fully met by the proposed housing allocation in the town, and that the demand is going to continue to increase signficiantly, how will this insatiable demand be ever satisfied? The South Alton Masterplan might help satisfy this need, by releasing land at Borovere Farm for housing.

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Representation ID: 20344

OBJECT Alton Town Council (Greg Burt)

Summary:

Para 5.10 - Whilst you suggest that the Chawton/Alton Gap could have "... scope... for facilities such as sports pitches, allotments and parkland", you do not suggest that any such facilities might be appropriate for the proposed new open space that will be created to the north east of the Grange Hotel in London Road as part of the Chandos Lodge residential development. We would request that similar wording (to cover possible appropriate recreation uses, eg. a MUGA) be applied to 5.10 so as to not constrain the use of the new open space.

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Representation ID: 20343

OBJECT Alton Town Council (Greg Burt)

Summary:

Para 5.9 - You cite that it is difficult for Alton to expand to the north west or south east due to a desire, with which we agree, not encroach upon the skyline. If you insist on maintaining local gaps, again, the South Alton Masterplan provides a viable option on a site previously proposed by the Town Council ie. land at Borovere Farm off Selborne Road.

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Representation ID: 20342

OBJECT Alton Town Council (Greg Burt)

Summary:

Para 5.9 - The Town Council sustain that all or part of the Chawton Triangle should be made available for a high quality business park, possibly to include a hotel. However, by restricting development of the Triangle site to the northern part only, as per the suggestion contained in the South Alton Masterplan, this would not impact unduly on the Chawton Gap which it is recognised is desirable to retain.

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Representation ID: 20324

OBJECT Martin Grant Homes & Persimmon Homes (South Coast) Ltd represented by Turley Associates (Mr Ryan Johnson)

Summary:

Para 5.7 states that Alton is the largest town in the district, with a population of 17,000. For consistency, this figure should be checked against that set out in the SHMA.

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Representation ID: 20173

OBJECT Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) represented by CB Richard Ellis (Claire Hancock)

Summary:

The HCA would like to promote the allocation of the remainder of the site, identified as lying within the settlement boundary on the Proposals Map that accompanies the adopted Local Plan, for residential use. It would provide an excellent opportunity to deliver a comprehensive residential shceme on land within the ownership of our public sector client, which is both vacant and available for (re)development.

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Representation ID: 20172

SUPPORT Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) represented by CB Richard Ellis (Claire Hancock)

Summary:

Para 5.11 - The HCA welcomes this explicit reference to land at the former Lord Mayor Treloar Hospital site, and the continued inclusion of the eastern portion of the Lord Mayor Treloar Hospital site within the Council's housing trajectory.

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Representation ID: 20171

SUPPORT Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) represented by CB Richard Ellis (Claire Hancock)

Summary:

The HCA welcomes the reference within paragraph 5.7 of the consultation document to Alton remaining one of the main focuses of development in the future in the northern part of the district, having regard to its position within the locational hierarchy.

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Representation ID: 19675

OBJECT Sport England (SE Region) (Heidi Clark)

Summary:

Para 5.26 recognises the need to replace the existing sports centre in Alton. If a replacement facility is required (either on the site) or on a new site in Alton then this could be explained in the policy. A site for the new sports centre can then be allocated in an appropriate later DPD eg. Site Allocations SPD (if a new site is required).

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Representation ID: 18784

SUPPORT Alton Society (Mr E Hepper)

Summary:

5.26 we support the replacement of the Sports centre IN Alton and the replacement of the Community Centre.

5.28 we support the maintainance and supply of sports and recreational space in Alton, particularly in view of the shortfall at present and the increasing population forecast. Se the Alton TDS Design Guoideline 6.7 and Recommendations 6.2, 6.3 and 6.4.

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Representation ID: 18775

SUPPORT Alton Society (Mr E Hepper)

Summary:

COMMENT
Take account of the Alton Design Statement!

We support Policy CH2 as we did last year. However, we are concerned aout the SDNP's and SEEPB's emerging policies and the viability of the 'reserve' sites on which the Core Strategy depends. If more housing is required in Alton, the consultation undertaken by the ATP last year will be helpful.

The Hants LTP, on which the Core Strategyu depends, only has one more year to run and its successor has not yet been written. Its incorporation into the CS cannot be assumed without frther consultation.

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Representation ID: 18730

SUPPORT Mr Richard Leonard

Summary:

5.30 agree

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Representation ID: 18728

SUPPORT Mr Richard Leonard

Summary:

5.23 I agree with the need to improve the rail service.

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Representation ID: 18388

OBJECT Worldham Parish Council (Clerk to Worldham Parish Council

Summary:

Retailing
Very limited reference is made to the impact on the retail trade in Alton if the proposed Whitehill/Bordon development, including the proposed improvements in public transport services between the towns and local villages, is fully implemented. It would be reasonable to assume that this could well result in a loss of trade for Alton retailers. The LDF quotes the Council's Retail Study as suggesting that the need to increase the space allocated to shops in Alton may reduce slightly. This, despite the envisaged growth of population in the town and surrounding villages. In other words, it will have a detrimental impact, and possibly greater than the study suggests.

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Representation ID: 18387

OBJECT Worldham Parish Council (Clerk to Worldham Parish Council

Summary:

Community Facilities
b) Sports Facilities/Playing Pitches - The Core Strategy recognises the need for more sports facilities in the form of playing pitches in Alton. The Coors sports ground is already under threat of development with no suitable alternative site identified. Development of this site should be resisted, whether for an 'out of town' supermarket or for housing, and the site retained as a community sports facility.

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Representation ID: 18386

OBJECT Worldham Parish Council (Clerk to Worldham Parish Council

Summary:

Community Facilities
a) Leisure Centre - The retention of a leisure centre in Alton with facilities equal to or greater than the existing centre is an important issue for the many residents of Alton and the surrounding villages. The suggestion that this might be replaced by a new facility proposed as part of the Whitehill/Bordon development would be disastrous, both in terms of the inconvenience for local residents, and the increase in car travel between towns. This would have a negative impact both on quality of life and the promotion of a healthy lifestyle in this area. It would run counter to EHDC's own policy for 'creating healthy and safe communities' (CP36 Preferred Communities Policy). As the largest town in East Hampshire it is inconceivable that Alton should not have its own leisure centre.

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Representation ID: 18259

OBJECT Environment Agency (Laura Lax)

Summary:

Alton
Parts of Alton lie within the floodplain of the River Wey and therefore flood risk is a significant constraint from some of the town. We recommend that either in the "for the environment" section, or other parts of the policy, there should be reference to the need to maintain, protect, and enhance the floodplain.

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Representation ID: 18258

OBJECT Environment Agency (Laura Lax)

Summary:

Alton has an ageing sewerage infrastructure that is badly infiltrated by high groundwater levels. Growth in this area should be carefully planned and phased with the sewerage undertaker to ensure that the proposed housing can be accommodated without damage to the environment.

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Representation ID: 18216

OBJECT Mr Tony Innes

Summary:

Preferred policy - summary of the strategy and future role of Alton

Community facilities

5.30 For information Alton Sports Centre needs rebuilding as it has reached its end of life.

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Representation ID: 18215

OBJECT Mr Tony Innes

Summary:

Preferred policy - summary of the strategy and future role of Alton

Communities facilities

5.28 Four Marks recreational ground is a prime site for some investment for a children's play area/all weather running track/football/basketball area and would give younger residents somewhere to go. We have allotments.

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Representation ID: 18214

OBJECT Mr Tony Innes

Summary:

Preferred policy - summary of the strategy and future role of Alton

Retailing

5.19 Disagree that Alton has a reasonable mixture of shops. Why was a Tesco superstore turned down, it would have revitalised the area.

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Representation ID: 18213

OBJECT Mr Tony Innes

Summary:

Preferred policy - summary of the strategy and future role of Alton

Employment

5.18 Disagree with the vision.


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Representation ID: 18211

OBJECT Mr Tony Innes

Summary:


Setting


5.8 What is attractive about Alton?

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Representation ID: 18166

SUPPORT South Downs Joint Committee (Nat Belderson)

Summary:

The Joint Committee supports the general principle of maintaining Alton's role as a market town/hub. The Joint Committee particularly supports the protection of the integrity of the existing gap between the town and Chawton.

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Representation ID: 18151

OBJECT Mr Tony Innes

Summary:

Preferred Policy - summary of the strategy and future role of Alton

Setting

5.7 Alton is no longer a market town.




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Representation ID: 18042

OBJECT Mr Patrick Cooper

Summary:

In my view Alton Town Partnership are not supported by the community. I am not aware that they were elected by the community; on the occasions where public meetings were held, I felt there was a pretence at consultation in discussion designed to try to give some legitimacy to ATP's own vision of development in Alton; in my view, the meetings have been subjectively reported on by ATP, describing results that ATP would have liked to have achieved rather than sumarising the actual feeling of the meeting; and their plan proposals frequently appear to contradict their professed Vision.

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