Activity log

27 February 2017: Hart Voluntary Sector Forum

Society represented by Colin Gray. Presentations included Everyone Active and the new Hart Leisure Centre; Hart Countryside Services, including support for bio diversity projects; and Hampshire County Council’s Connect to Support website.

27 February 2017: Fleet Town Council Planning Committee meeting

Society represented by Phill Gower  and Colin Gray. Amended application to build two substantial new houses at land to the rear

of Heather Hill, Reading Road North, reignited objection from neighbouring properties.

25 February 2017: Harlington redevelopment

Exhibition attended by several committee members to see the three options for refurbishment or redevelopment.

21 February 2017: NE Hampshire CPRE Planning Committee

Attended by Colin Gray.

13 February 2017: Fleet Town Council Planning Committee meeting

Society represented by Phill Gower – yet more office conversions with zero infrastructure funding, this time at 2 Fleetwood Park (Ancells Farm).

9 February 2017: Hart District Council Cabinet meeting to discuss the draft Local Plan consultation

Society represented by Phill Gower & John Pearson.

7 February 2017: Meeting with FACE It and Hook Action Against Overdevelopment

Society represented by Phill Gower to discuss common ground and future approach to Local Plan consultation.

4 February 2017: Hartland Park exhibition

Members of the committee attended this exhibition to review more detailed plans for the first phase of residential development. We raised concerns over the height of the buildings and the amount of infrastructure that will be able to be funded given the decontamination needs of the site (previously home to the National Gas Turbine Establishment).

31 January 2017: Committee meeting

The committee decided not to renew membership of the Campaign for the Protection of Rural England (CPRE) because of continuing unease about CPRE policies and the impact on Fleet & Church Crookham of the concentration on brownfield development without adequate provision of infrastructure.

30 January 2017: Fleet Neighbourhood Plan meeting

Society represented by Phill Gower. The society tabled a draft listing of assets of community value that it had been working on in recent months.

26 January 2017: Ian Harvey, Director of Civic Voice, speaks at the Yateley Society

Society represented by John Pearson and Gillian Wain.

23 January 2017: Fleet Town Council Planning Committee meeting

Society represented by Phill Gower where multiple applications for redevelopment at disused office buildings at 115–123 Fleet Road were discussed.

19 January 2017: FCCS mentioned in Hampshire Life magazine

Piece cited our recent objections to the Elvetham Chase development.

19 January 2017: NE Hampshire CPRE Executive Committee

Attended by Colin Gray.

18 January 2017: Fleet News coverage

Prince of Wales on Reading Road South becoming an Asset of Community Value.

17 January 2017: NE Hampshire CPRE Planning Committee

Attended by Colin Gray.

9 January 2017: Fleet Town Council Planning Committee meeting

Society represented by Phill Gower where Hartland Park (Pyestock) again featured – this time to consider a temporary proposal for the site to be used as a film set.

7 January 2017: FCCS meeting with constituency MP Ranil Jayawardena

Society represented by Phill Gower, John Pearson and Gillian Wain.

20 December 2016: NE Hampshire CPRE Planning Committee

Attended by Colin Gray

20 December 2016: Prince of Wales on Reading Road South listed as Asset of Community Value

Following an application by the Society (thanks to Patric Downes) jointly with CAMRA.

19 December 2016: Fleet Town Council Planning Committee meeting

Society represented by Phill Gower where substantial applications at Elvetham Chase and proposed redevelopment at Hartland Park (Pyestock) dominated proceedings.

14 December 2016: Fleet News coverage of the Society’s objections to Elvetham Chase (Pale Lane) development

13 December 2016: Committee meeting

Members of the committee volunteer to assist in putting together a list of buildings valued for their heritage aspect for the Fleet Parish Neighbourhood Plan.

12 December 2016: Elvetham Chase (Pale Lane) development

Society submits objections to outline application for the development of up to 700 residential dwellings on the grounds that application is both premature (to the Local Plan consultation, then due in a few weeks) and in the worst possible location with insufficient infrastructure.

5 December 2016: Fleet Town Council Planning Committee meeting

Society represented by Phill Gower where a new application for 700 dwellings at Elvetham Chase (Pale Lane, West Fleet) was tabled despite being contrary to the housing consultation earlier in the year.

30 November 2016: Hart Green Infrastructure Strategy seminar

Colin Gray joined the workshop on drainage and flood risk.

23 November 2016: Fleet Festivities

Committee members support with marshalling at this popular event.

16 November 2016: NE Hampshire CPRE Planning Committee

Attended by Colin Gray

13 November 2016: Remembrance Parade

Society Chairman Dave Bentley laid a wreath at Fleet’s war memorial.

12 November 2016: Hartland Park exhibition

Members of the committee attended this exhibition to review plans on the residential development of the site. We raised concerns over the proposed density of the housing and infrastructure funding.

10 November 2016: Farnborough Aerodrome Consultative Committee meeting

Society represented by Jenny Radley. The Airspace Change Proposal has been undergoing consultation in the Gatwick area. Jenny asked TAG, the airport operators, to investigate a report of increase in reverse thrust noise as aircraft land on the runway.

27 October 2016: Hart’s Local Plan is discussed at Full Council

Society represented by Phill Gower and John Pearson. Phill Gower asked a question on the Society’s behalf.

26 October 2016: Application submitted for the Prince of Wales on Reading Road South to become an Asset of Community Value.

17 October 2016: Pilot 20mph speed limit zone in Albert Street/Albany Road area

Patric Downes from the Society meets HCC Cllr Sharyn Wheale to discuss the project timescale and next steps.

10 October 2016: Fleet Town Council Planning Committee meeting

Society represented by Phill Gower. More office conversions in Fleet Road fail to impress as complete lack of affordable housing and poor parking is on the list of objections.

4 October 2016: Meeting with FACE IT and Hook Action Against Overdevelopment

To discuss latest news on the draft Local Plan. Society represented by Phill Gower.

28 September 2016: Pilot 20mph speed limit zone in Albert Street/Albany Road area

The Society corresponds with HCC with regard to timescale on the review of this pilot scheme.

26 September 2016: HVA Voluntary Sector Forum

Society represented by John Pearson. Topics presented included Parity for Disability on its work supporting adults and young people with multiple disabilities, The Vine Centre on their work with the homeless and vulnerable adults to improve their independence and wellbeing, the North East Hampshire and Farnham CCG Making Connections project which is providing community links for patients referred by their GPs and a presentation by Fleet & Crookham Churches Together on the Christians Against Poverty debt advice service provided both locally and nationally.

26 September 2016: Fleet Town Council Planning Committee meeting

Society represented by Phill Gower. An applicant in Springwood hedges their bets with simultaneous applications for three proposals for increasingly large plans ranging from unacceptable to very unacceptable.

20 September 2016: Committee meeting.

14 September 2016: Surrey & Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust annual members’ day

Society represented by John Pearson where an update was provided on the Trust’s specialist mental health, drug and alcohol and learning disability services for people of all ages in southern England.

14 September 2016:Listing pubs at Assets of Community Value

Patric Downes met representatives from our local CAMRA branch to discuss collaborating to list more local pubs as ACVs.

13 September 2016: Tree Protection

Colin Gray writes to the Tree Protection officer on behalf of the Society to express concern that Hart DC had recommended a Dawn Redwood as a potential replacement for an oak to be felled and requesting that Hart DC ensures endemic British species are always used to replace a lost British tree.

12 September 2016: Fleet Town Council Planning Committee meeting

Society represented by Colin Gray where applications discussed applications to enclose an area of public land and erection of four houses in a terrace at Ferndale, The Lea, Fleet (objected to on grounds of out of keeping with houses in the area, inadequate parking provided, damage to existing trees and no gardens) and demolition of two cottages and building of two blocks of flats opposite the entrance to N Hants Golf Course (objected to on overdevelopment of the site).

22 August 2016: Fleet Town Council Planning Committee meeting

Society represented by Phill Gower. Yet another notification for office conversion to residential at Ancells Park is met with almost futile objection since the conversion does not require planning permission under current legislation.

19 August 2016: Civic Voice newsletter

Features an article about the Society listing pubs as Assets of Community value.

9 August 2016: FCCS Committee meeting

25 July 2016: Fleet Town Council Planning Committee meeting

Society represented by Phill Gower. Proposals to build 423 new houses at Netherhouse Moor at the West of Fleet is met with multiple reasons for objection.

18 July 2016: Hart District Council community resilience workshop

Society represented by Patric Downes.

16 July 2016: Hartland Village Housing Exhibition

Society presented by Phill Gower & Gillian Wain.

12 July 2016: Pale Lane Housing Exhibition

Society represented by Judith Sutherland.

11 July 2016: Fleet Town Council Planning Committee meeting

Society represented by Phill Gower. More office conversion to flats fail to deliver amenity and infrastructure, this time at 111–123 Fleet Road.

27 June 2016: Fleet Town Council Planning Committee meeting

Society represented by Colin Gray where applications discussed included a new detached 5 bedroom house on land beside 70 Kings Road (objection that it is out of keeping with neighbouring properties and street scene) and an application to raise the roof of Oak House, Harvest Crescent, Ancells Farm (already with approval to convert to flats) to create a third storey with a further 14 flats (objection based on an ugly conversion to a flatted development, poor design, bulk and street scene.

23 June 2016: Farnborough Aerodrome Consultative Committee meeting

Society represented by Jenny Radley, where topics included a discussion of the latest TAG report, and the reason for slow progress on the Airspace Change Proposal and The Farnborough Airport Community Environment Fund.

13 June 2016:Fleet Town Council Planning Committee meeting

Society represented by Phill Gower. Triple parking plan (three in a row) for one proposal is met with predictable objection from the Committee.

7 June 2016: FCCS Committee meeting

23 May 2016: Fleet Town Council Planning Committee meeting

Society represented by Phill Gower. Yes, it’s flats again! – this time an application in Church Road is met with objections.

10 May 2016: Rushmoor & Hart Passenger Transport Forum

Society represented by John Pearson where Neil Beswick from Hampshire County Council’s Passenger Transport department gave an update on the Government’s forthcoming ‘Buses Bill’ and Richard Tyldesley gave an update on commercial services operated by Stagecoach in Rushmoor and Hart, focusing on enhancements in services related mainly to adoption of new technology such as allowing access to real time service information and ticketing via mobile ‘phone apps.

9 May 2016: Fleet Town Council Planning Committee meeting

Society represented by Phill Gower. Amended application for office conversion to flats in Kings Road still fails to impress.

11 April 2016: Fleet Town Council Planning Committee meeting

Society represented by Phill Gower. The site of Fleet Baptist Church is the centre of attention as a proposal for the redevelopment to flats is met with disapproval.

29 March 2016: Fleet Town Council Planning Committee meeting

Society represented by Phill Gower. Further applications for flats in Kings Road attract objections from councillors.

22 March 2016: Hart Volunteer Recognition Event

Society represented by Dave Bentley. We nominated Sarah Horton for her work on bus services in Fleet and Church Crookham and she received a certificate of recognition.

14 March 2016: Fleet Town Council Planning Committee meeting

Society represented by Phill Gower. Office conversion to flats in Kings Road attract objections due to lack of parking etc.

8 March 2016: Hart’s Refined Housing Options consultation

Volunteers from Committee handed out leaflets to commuters at Fleet Station.

3 March 2016: FACC meeting

Society represented by Jenny Radley. Main topics were an update on the airspace change proposal (a decision by the CAA is still on hold until TAG do more work negotiating with general airspace stakeholders and performs more flight simulation exercises to prove the proposal is viable).

1 March 2016: Committee meeting

Discussions focused on the Housing Options consultation and plans for the AGM.

29 February 2016: Friends of Ancells Farm AGM

Phill Gower gave a presentation about the Hart Housing Options Consultation.

10 February 2016: Hart’s Refined Housing Options consultation

Meeting of FCCS, FACE-IT, Hart Observers and Hook Action Against Over Development to discuss the latest status of the consultation and how each group proposed to encourage participation in the consultation.

8 February 2016: Hart Voluntary Sector Forum

Society represented by John Pearson. A presentation given by Hampshire Red Cross included special mention of the relocation of its mobility equipment loan service to premises in Hart Shopping Centre. Other presentations were given by the Citizens Advice Bureau on the local introduction of Universal Credit, by FareShare in Hampshire focusing on fresh food recycling and by Vanguard, a Group supported by the North East Hampshire & Farnham Clinical Commissioning Group, on Community Ambassadors.

8 February 2016: Fleet Town Council Planning Committee meeting

Society represented by Phill Gower, Colin Gray and Patric Downes. The committee considered the Society’s nominations for ACVs and gave its support to the application.

6 February 2016: Hart’s Refined Housing Options consultation

FCCS re-confirms it previous response.

5 February 2016: FCCS submits objection to an extension in Ryelaw Road

It threatens the street scene and amenity of the neighbouring properties.

4 February 2016: Hart’s Refined Housing Options consultation

Consultation starts again. The Society updates its website, revises its campaign leaflets and writes to all members.

28 January 2016: Fleet Neighbourhood Plan housing sub-committee

Society represented by Phill Gower. Further progress made assisted by previous work done by the Fleet Characterisation Study.

28 January 2016: Proposal to remove guards from Govia Thameslink trains

Although Govia Thameslink trains do not pass through Fleet, we were disturbed to learn of its proposal to remove guards from its services. John Pearson wrote to Govia Thameslink on our behalf to express our concerns and also wrote to South West Trains to ask them to confirm they are not considering such a backward step in service.

28 January 2016: Assets of Community Value

Our nominations (see 9 January) are acknowledged by Hart District Council, who has written to the owner and Fleet Town Council for comments.

26 January 2016: Fleet Town Council Planning Committee meeting

Society represented by Phill Gower. Applications included a particularly unsuitable application for four flats packed into car park area behind shops at 208–210 Fleet Road. The Society has raised objections. Other applications included office conversion to flats in Albert Street with substandard parking.

21 January 2016: Fleet Neighbourhood Planning Meeting

Society represented by Phill Gower and Dave Bentley where good progress was reported from the various input streams including housing and Town Centre sub-groups.

20 January 2016: Committee meeting

Discussions focused on the Housing Options consultation and what we needed to do next, as well as plans for the AGM.

19 January 2016: Hart District Council Overview & Scrutiny Committee meeting

Society represented by John Person and Phill Gower. We wrote to the Chairman of the Committee to raise our concerns over the events that led to the stopping of the Housing Options consultation. At the meeting, the Committee undertook to review what had happened to identify lessons that can be learned.

14 January 2016: Hart’s Refined Housing Options consultation

Consultation is ‘stopped’, one day before the planned end.

11 January 2016: Church Crookham Parish Council Planning Committee meeting

Society represented by Phill Gower who provided input to the meeting to explain why we felt the New Settlement approach was the only viable option. The Parish Council agreed.

9 January 2016: Assets of Community Value

Our nominations of the Fox & Hounds, Oatsheaf and Old Emporium public houses to have Asset of Community Value (ACV) status are sent to Hart District Council by Patric Downes.

21 December 2015: Fleet Town Council Planning Committee meeting & Extraordinary Town Council meeting

Meeting to discuss the Town Council’s response to the housing consultation. Society represented by Colin Gray and Phill Gower. The Council’s leaflet being sent to all households about the consultation says, “For an in-depth independent review of the issues we would suggest you visit the website of the Fleet & Church Crookham Society. They provide an excellent explanation of the jargon and explode many of the myths of why we need housing at all.”

15 December 2015: Committee meeting

We discussed the feedback we had received to our housing option campaign and planned next steps.

14 December 2015: Fleet Neighbourhood Planning Meeting

Society represented by Phill Gower.

12 December 2015: Hook Parish Council public engagement meeting on the housing consultation

FCCS had a display board on our campaign.

10 December 2015: Hart’s Refined Housing Options consultation

We receive an email from our MP Ranil Jayawardana in answer to the questions we posed to him following publication of his views on brownfield development.

9 December 2015: Hart’s Refined Housing Options consultation

The Society’s views are published in the Fleet News & Mail.

7 December 2015: Fleet Town Council Planning Committee meeting

Society represented by Phill Gower where a 2 storey extension in Westbury Avenue was considered that included 13 Velux Windows!

2 December 2015: Hart Council Housing Consultation presentation to Parish Councils

Phill Gower attended as an observer.

27 November 2015: Hart’s Refined Housing Options consultation

The consultation is launched and with it, a major promotion from the FCCS.

25 November 2015: Fleet Festivities

Members of the committee assisted with this popular annual event to mark the start of the Christmas season.

18 November 2015: Hart District Council Cabinet meeting

Society represented by Phill Gower, Gillian Wain and John Pearson who went to observe the discussion on options for housing growth for the draft Local Plan.

9 November 2015: Fleet Town Council Planning Committee meeting

Society represented by Phill Gower where objections were raised to an application to convert 46–48 Albert Street to six flats.

8 November 2015:Civic Service of Remembrance

Dave Bentley, Jane Rippon and John Pearson attended on behalf of the Society and laid a wreath at the war memorial. Other committee members helped with traffic marshalling at the Fleet and Church Crookham Acts of Remembrance.

5 November 2015: FACC meeting

Society represented by Jenny Radley, where the major item under discussion was the Airspace Change Proposal.

2 November 2015: Fleet Neighbourhood Planning meeting

Society represented by Phill Gower where the meeting decided upon core activity streams: Town Centre; Ancells & Business; Design; Green Infrastructure; Housing.

31 October 2015: Fleet Future Open Day

Several committee members attended to see the exhibition and give feedback on the future development of Fleet two centre.

29 October 2015: Hart District Council Full Council meeting

Society represented by Phill Gower. Topics included a presentation from Mark Leahy from ‘Everyone Active’ (the operator of Hart Leisure Centre from February 2016), and next steps for finalising the Housing Options consultation paper.

26 October2015 : Fleet Town Council Planning Committee meeting

Society represented by Colin Gray where applications discussed included plans for a three-storey block of 12 two-bedroom flats on the site of Fleet Baptist Church, Clarence Road (objections based on bulk, adverse impact on street scene, excessive disturbance from car park), siting of a new garage at 18 Westover Road (objections based on excessive concrete surfaces and disturbance to neighbours from car movements), 78A Alton Road (objections based on street scene impact), and two new houses on the site of 59 Elvetham Road (objection on the basis that they are out of keeping with density of the area and have a hazardous exit onto a busy road).

16 October 2015: Paint Fleet Pink quiz night

The committee put an FCCS team into this quiz aimed at raising funds for the Frimley Park Hospital Breast Cancer Appeal and came a commendable fourth place.

12 October 2015: Fleet Town Council Planning Committee meeting

Society represented by Phill Gower where applications discussed included an application at Little Bramshot Farm to discharge a previous planning condition to contribute £15,000 contribution to transport as the money had not been spent in the allotted time.

6 October 2015: Executive Committee meeting

The committee discussed the Society’s approach to the next Local Plan consultation and plans to define what the Society stands for.

30 September 2015: Fleet Neighbourhood Plan Vision/Scoping Workshop

Society represented by Phill Gower.

14 September 2015: Fleet Town Council Planning Committee meeting

Society represented by Phill Gower where a revised application to convert offices to flats at 2 Kings Road were still considered to be inappropriate.

26 August 2015: Meet the Project Managers at Fleet Station

Gillian Wain and John Pearson attended the drop-in session at Fleet Station to ask questions about the next phase of station refurbishment.

24 August 2015: Fleet Town Council Planning Committee meeting

Society represented by Phill Gower where councillors objected to an office conversion to flats at Ancells Farm.

10 August 2015: Fleet Town Council Planning Committee meeting

Society represented by Phill Gower where applications in Albert Street and Guildford Road did not meet parking expectations.

4 August 2015: Executive Committee meeting

The committee discussed the Society’s approach to the next Local Plan consultation and progress on the Assets of Community Value project.

27 July 2015: Fleet Town Council Planning Committee meeting

Society represented by Phill Gower & Colin Gray where applications for flatted redevelopments in Clarence Road and Kings Road were met with objections.

6 July 2015: Hart Voluntary Sector Forum

Society represented by John Pearson. With the Government’s Care Act 2014 now coming into force, presentations focussed on a number of significant changes affecting carers. These included presentations about the Diocese of Guildford: Communities Engagement Team, Princess Royal Trust for Carers in Hampshire, and the Hart and Rushmoor Young Carers Project.

2 July 2015: FACC meeting

Society represented by Jenny Radley. Topics covered included a presentation on the Airspace Change Proposal.

22 June 2015: Fleet Town Council Planning Committee meeting

Society represented by Phill Gower where councillors raised objections to an application to the housing redevelopment of the tyre centre on Kings Road.

8 June 2015: Fleet Town Council Planning Committee meeting

Society represented by Phill Gower where objections were raised to applications to create new dwellings at the entrance to Carthona Drive.

19 May 2015: Cluster group meeting of local civic societies

Hosted by the Farnham Society. Society represented by David Bentley and Gillian Wain. Topics of mutual interest included the Aldershot Civic Society’s project to list pubs as Assets of Community Value.

12 May 2015: Executive Committee meeting

The committee welcomed David Bentley and Jane Rippon and started making plans for future Society projects.

27 April 2015: Fleet Town Council Planning Committee meeting

Society represented by Phill Gower & Colin Gray where most objections related to inadequate parking associated with developments.

11 May 2015: Fleet Town Council Planning Committee meeting

Society represented by Phill Gower where his own application for a household extension was fortunately met with no objection!

29 April 2015: AGM of the Fleet & Church Crookham Society

We welcomed David Bentley as our new Chairman, Jane Rippon as a new committee member, and said goodbye to outgoing committee member Andrew Macallan.

13 April 2015: Fleet Town Council Planning Committee meeting

Society represented by Phill Gower & Colin Gray where the owner of Fever Bars gave a presentation on the refurbishment and rebranding of Jaxx nightclub to ‘Moo Moo’.

23 March 2015: Fleet Town Council Planning Committee meeting

Society represented by Phill Gower & Colin Gray where councillors objected to restrictive parking at the redevelopment of retail space at 102–108 Fleet Road.


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