A group of Henley residents is very concerned by the harm that a proposed housing development in the Neighbourhood Plan on a substantial greenfield and wooded site off Fair Mile is going to have on the Henley Conservation Area. About 75% of the site is in the Conservation Area and we believe, on the basis of advice from experts, that the proposed development will cause significant damage to the Heritage Asset despite the statutory requirement that Conservation Areas are ‘Preserved and Enhanced’. It will also set an unfortunate precedent for further inappropriate development elsewhere in Henley’s Conservation Areas.
The allocation of the land for development is unnecessary as there are more than enough brownfield sites available outside the Conservation Area to meet the housing numbers required. Henley residents have consistently made it clear in previous consultations that they want brownfield sites developed first.
We have put together the a leaflet which we are going to deliver to as many houses in the Conservation Area as we can over the next few days to encourage people to make their views known. It is important that there is widespread knowledge of the threat to the Conservation Area and that people make there views known by the consultation deadline on the 20th. To have your say complete the survey at www.surveymonkey.com/s/JHHNP2015
We have put together this leaflet which we are going to deliver to as many houses in the Conservation Area as we can over the next few days to encourage people to make their views known.