Meadow Owner Wants Permission to Keep “low Key” Gates

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These are the “low key” gates which the owner of a meadow in Soberton installed without planning permission and now wants retrospective consent to keep.

Nick Butler sparks development fears after widening a gateway and putting down concrete earlier this year.

He claims his work is to improve site access to allow for heavy machinery and vehicles to access and turn onto the site without collecting mud and depositing it onto Dradfield Lane.

Mr Butler’s planning advisor says the gates, which replaced traditional five-bar gates, are “low key visually and as such are appropriate to and in keeping with the rural character and appearance of the area”

Earlier this month, a static caravan was installed at the site but was removed days later.

Full details of the planning application can be found here: https://planningapps.winchester.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?keyVal=QDLRZJBPLKP00&activeTab=summary

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