Did you know we were one of the front runners for neighbourhood planning?
We were formally designated on 18 September 2012, but first got together as a group in November 2011.
Finally, after five years of battling planning applications for various sites in Hackbridge, we formally submitted our neighbourhood plan to Sutton Council on 20 April 2017.
Unlucky for us, a surprise election was called and due to purdah, Sutton Council advised they could not put our plan out for consultation until after the election.
Sutton Council are now holding an internal meeting on 13 July and we wait the outcome as to when consultation will finally start.
To view the submitted plan and all of the appendices, please click here. If you didn’t have chance to comment on the pre-submission draft plan, don’t worry, you will get another opportunity next month.
What did we get up to during all those years?!
- We spent hours preparing letters to developers and planning application responses for the developments listed below:-
- Felnex Development
- Wandle Trading Estate
- Corbet Close
- Nightingale Close
- Heart of Hackbridge
- Mill Green Business Park
- Hackbridge Primary School expansion
- Land adjoining Hackbridge Railway Station
- Old Cadet hut, Corbet Close
- Beddington Incinerator
- Attended meetings with developers
- Talked at planning committees over and over again to try and get the councillors to remember the existing Hackbridge residents and the major impact some of the developments would have
- Part of the Steering Committee to Save Culvers Lodge and secure its future
- Responded to Sutton Council’s Local Plan consultation and tried to provide residents with the key changes to be able to also response
- Tried to save Irrigation and Hundred Acre Bridges. Worked with the Wandle Valley Forum to secure permission from Sutton Council to put a new footbridge where Irrigation Bridge was
- Working with Savills and Hackbridge Primary School to design posters for the hoardings around the Felnex site.
- Soft landscaping projects with varying success rates! Wildflower strips along the grass verges of London Road; mass bulb planting with school children on Hackbridge Green; bulb planting on green verge on London Road by bus stop; instigation of planting along access route from platform 2 train station to London Road; clearance and planting of Mile Road Bridge; biodiversity surveys with local primary schools.