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Since our last update we attended a meeting with the planners at Warwickshire County Council with an agenda of 7 items. The meeting was useful in that it gave us some insight into how the planners were intending to proceed with the revised plan. We were able to clarify with the planners that the specialist reports we had produced on Landscape and Heritage could be placed in the public domain. As these reports had been submitted outside the Consultation deadline there was a debate as to whether the planners would use the contents of these reports in their review process for determining the revised plan for presentation to Cabinet. We are hopeful that they will be used as they clearly identify issues on landscape and heritage.

Over the holiday period the team have been working on better understanding the arguments for and against all the other sites that are currently in the Plan. We believe we have some special conditions which do not exist elsewhere and if this can be proved it should strengthen our argument to get sites 4 and 5 removed.

We have also engaged the services of a Planning Consultant who has considerable experience in this field. He has identified a range of key fact finding work that we need to complete during January. Given the amount of work facing us and the time constraints we would be very grateful if there are any members of the community who would be available to assist in this task. Please contact any member of the team if you can be of assistance.

To be clear our objective is to have sites 4 and 5 removed from the Plan which goes to Cabinet in May 18.

If you are concerned about the future of the village and wish to help preserve it – please visit our website for more information.

Allan Murdoch

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