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Land to East of Lodge Road, Hurst

Proposed Planning

HVS Update – 28th July 2021

Some members have expressed a reluctance to take part in the consultation process as they are concerned that to do so would imply support for the M&M proposals. A simple solution to this conundrum is to print WITHOUT PREJUDICE  on completed forms/any feedback given.

At the moment it is difficult to answer the M&M ‘simple’ questions on what appear very speculative proposals, in particular:

  • "up to 300 homes" (there is no indication of the location of houses/size of gardens etc in the plans)

  • a single vehicular access off Lodge Road ( the estimated vehicle movements are very optimistic);

  • grandiose ideas of public open space (without any mention of who is responsible for paying for the ongoing maintenance of this land, who would own this land and would there be any covenants limiting it's future use" );

  • an emphasis on the "benefits" of a pedestrian link between Lodge Road and Tape Lane etc. etc.

HVS would find it very useful to hear your views, so that we can take account of all your comments before responding on behalf of the Society. 

Do please feel free to email your comments, or a copy of your feedback form to   

If you are having difficulty downloading the M&M feedback document.  HVS has some paper copies so please email if you would like us to get one to you.

A letter was received by Hurst residents from MacTaggart & Mickel ('M&M'), dated 12 July 2021 titled 'Invitation to view initial proposals for new homes and public open space on land to the east of Lodge Road, Hurst'

M&M are undertaking a month long consultation regarding proposed new hones and public space.

From midday, Friday 16 July, a new website will go live : which will display initial proposals and an online feedback form.  Feedback deadline midday 16 August.

The two pages of the letter are available via the links below:

- Page 1 -  Letter

- Page 2 - Map of Area (see below)

Comment from John Osborne, Hurst Village Society 15 July 2021

For those members of the Society or indeed any other local resident who does not have access to a computer, I am obtaining some paper copies of the proposals which I can distribute if you contact me.

Comment from Jo Newbold, Chairman HVS - 13 July 2021

On behalf of the Hurst Village Society please accept my assurance that we will be fully engaged in the online consultation by Mactaggart & Mickel regarding their initial proposals for new homes and public open space on the above site. During this process we will be pleased to discuss any particular aspect of the proposals with any member of the Society, or any other interested individual or group within the community, see our website for all email addresses. Please note, their initial proposals will be available to view at: from midday on Friday 16th July and feedback should be submitted by midday on Monday 16th August. 

Post from the Chairman of Hurst Parish Council, Cllr Wayne Smith on the Hurst Residents Facebook Page on 10 July 2021  

Land between Lodge Road & Tape Lane Consultation

Hurst Residents for your Information, I have no other details at this stage. Will endeavour to meet the group next week to understand the proposals.

Details of Email received as your Councillor from Land promoter as follows.....

Mactaggart & Mickel will begin an online consultation next Friday about their initial proposals for new homes and public open space on the land east of Lodge Road.  

Early next week, they be posting a letter first-class to all addresses in St. Nicholas Hurst parish and all addresses in Twyford south of the railway line, informing them that the initial proposals will be available to view at from midday on Friday 16th July. The website will have an in-built feedback form that residents can submit with the click of a button, and they are requesting that their feedback be submitted within a month, by midday on Monday 16th August.  Their contact details will be on the letter so any residents without computer access can contact them to request paper copies, which they will arrange.  They are holding an online consultation for this first stage due to the ongoing concerns about COVID; however their intention is to revise the proposals once the online consultation closes in mid-August, and then go back to residents with the revised proposals in September, hopefully via an in-person event in the village if the COVID situation permits.  While they do not expect residents to support these proposals, they do hope you will nonetheless engage with the consultation and suggest how the proposals could be improved, and under no circumstances would your input be used to imply support for the proposals.