Residents Protecting Peasedown is a voluntary, non-political community action group, formed to oppose a planning application for a large housing estate on Greenlands Field in Peasedown St John, near Bath.
We’re using our combined skills and time to help our wider community fight plans for an unsustainable housing development on an unsuitable site.
Around 1,000 residents signed our petition supporting the campaign, and we have the support of our Ward Councillors and the Parish Council.
- Support residents who oppose the development
- Gain the support of Peasedown’s Ward Councillors (achieved October 2012)
- Submit highly effective, relevant objections
- Support you in making your own objections
- Ensure Peasedown’s housing boundaries are not extended to include greenfield land where it’s not in the interests of the wider community (see Planning Background). Unfortunately we’re struggling to do this. The Council is bringing Greenlands into the boundary when its new Placemaking Plan is approved (date TBC), despite pleas from residents and a direct request from the Parish Council.
What we’re doing
Research and evidence gathering
We’re not planning experts, but we’re working hard to understand the planning process, the grounds on which we can object, and the issues that surround this development. We’re also gathering evidence to support our objections.
Distributing information and rallying support
We’re distributing leaflets, running residents meetings, promoting the campaign in the press and keeping supporters up-to-date with regular news (including when and how to object).
We’re illustrating wide-spread concern over the proposal through a petition, signed by residents. While a petition has no power in itself to stop a development, we want to show the Council and the developers the strength of local feeling that exists.
We’re delighted to have the support of Ward Councillors, Nathan Hartley and Sarah Bevan, and we’ll be talking to other interested Councillors and decision-makers.
Sign our petition online, or in person at the Post Office and other venues on Bath Road.
All of this costs money, please donate if you can!
Objecting and speaking at Committee
When applications are made, we’ll submit a professionally-prepared objection letter and speak at the Committee meeting where applications are being considered. All residents opposing this plan are encouraged to write their own objection letters.