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To: Leo Docherty MP

Opposition to the development of Fleet Road Community Car Park

Constructing houses on the car park without proper consideration of health and safety implications would be a grave oversight. The current car park serves as a safe and convenient space for residents to park their vehicles. Building houses in this location could create hazards, such as increased traffic congestion, limited access for emergency services, and compromised pedestrian safety. These risks should not be overlooked or underestimated.

Why is this important?

We, the residents of Fleet Road Farnborough, and surrounding areas, vehemently oppose the proposed development of houses on the residents' car park between the Scout Hut and 13 Fleet Road, and we would like to bring your attention to several key objections:

Environmental Impact: Constructing houses on this car park would harm the local environment, depriving residents of valuable open space that contributes to their well-being and quality of life.

Legal Concerns: Changing the land use from a car park to housing raises significant legal issues, potentially breaching planning regulations and policies governing land use in Rushmoor.

Land Ownership Dispute: There may be a dispute over the ownership of the land, as the council unilaterally assumed ownership without notifying or consulting the residents who believed they had legal rights to it. This situation requires a thorough investigation.

Lack of Transparency: The council's actions in taking ownership without proper communication or engagement with affected residents undermine trust and violate our rights. Principles of transparency and due process must be upheld.

Health and Safety Risks: Constructing houses without considering health and safety implications could lead to increased traffic congestion, limited emergency access, compromised pedestrian safety, and heightened pollution levels.

Considering these objections, I urge Rushmoor Borough Council to reconsider the proposal and prioritize the preservation of open spaces, compliance with planning regulations, resolution of ownership disputes, and the safety and well-being of residents.

We kindly request a thorough assessment of the potential impacts and legal ramifications, along with open dialogue with affected residents and exploration of alternative solutions that preserve the car park. This would demonstrate the council's commitment to the community's best interests.

Thank you for your attention to these concerns. We trust that Rushmoor Borough Council will act responsibly in line with environmental sustainability, legal compliance, and the well-being of its constituents.

13 Fleet Rd, Farnborough GU14 9RB, UK

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2023-06-04 08:43:00 +0100

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