Huw met with almost 100 residents of Herstmonceux who are campaigning against over-development in their village. As a District Councillor (albeit in another ward), Huw was able to explain the challenges which planners in Wealden District Council are facing when developers make multiple applications in villages where smaller housing allocations have been recommended by the District Council. Huw also explained the challenges which Parish Councils are experiencing when providing Local Plans for parishes. Huw set-out how residents could have their say to inform Wealden District Council of their views.
Huw said “The residents who have formed the Herstmonceux Action Group care deeply about the fabric of their village. It is clear that large developments in small villages have a huge impact on school places and public utilities and I hope that the planning authorities will take this into account when determining applications such as those which Herstmonceux and Ninfield are faced with.” Huw went on to say “I would like to offer my support to Parish Councils who, through no fault of their own, have developed Local Plans and find developers attempting to take advantage if differing sites have been referenced.”