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Says Naomi Smith

Says Naomi SmithIt is all too possible to round a corner on horseback and come upon a group of cattle with no prior warning -this WILL result in a horse being badly spooked at best, bolting at worst -it is only a matter of time ........... read more

Yateley Common, Hampshire

- Planning Inspectorate to look at controversial plans to fence off Common and introduce cattle to the 800 year-old site.

- Hampshire County Council wants to install fencing, gates, cattle grids and grazing

- The project, expected to cost around £125,000 to complete, has been met with public concern especially regarding future attitudes towards the land.

Hampshire County Council has made an application to the Planning Inspectorate for permission to erect fencing on Yateley Common.

This fencing is required to enable the reintroduction of grazing animals at Yateley – a traditional and sustainable method of conservation management. Because the land is formally registered as a Common, permission for the fencing from the Secretary of State (through the Planning Inspectorate) is required.

The Planning Inspectorate will ensure that the correct balance is struck between the works necessary for the positive management of the common, and maintaining commoners and other users' rights.

Hampshire County Council has worked closely with Natural England to ensure best practice is followed in maintaining and enhancing the biodiversity and recreational value of the Common. Natural England indicated positive support for the introduction of livestock on the Common, and following this support Hampshire County Council undertook community engagement and consultation.

The consultation considered management techniques available for the heath, including grazing, burning, mowing and turf stripping, and grazing was the preferred option. The fencing requirement needed in order to introduce livestock safely and enable their effective management, was then considered.

The County Council's Executive Member gave permission for the application to be made in December 2013 and, since then, much work has gone into its preparation. The application has now been submitted to the Planning Inspectorate and, in accordance with the legal requirements, notices have been placed on site and in the press, and interested parties have been contacted.

Members of the public have until February 27 to make their views known to the Planning Inspectorate.


Tony Barnett writes to Richard Holland, The Planning Inspectorate

"- I do have documentation which will show that the claims of the council are false

- I strongly object to any works on Yateley Common and have advised that the unlawful impediments may be removed"

Says Tony Barnett

Says Tony BarnettRichard Holland, we spoke about this corrupt action over the last two years, the conclusion was that you stated that no application would be considered that was not correct, ie false representation, so I am back in with the wishes of the local inhabitants that object to the enclosure and I have consented to appear at the hearing and under legislation examine the claims of the applicants.

I do have documentation which will show that the claims of the council are false ( 2006 fraud act) and that the common land was not registered under the lands registration act 1925 law of property act as being demesne lands of a Lordships Manor and that for the 1965 CRA it was registered as waste lands of A manor section 9, now section 45, as the common is rural there will not be any Bye-Laws.

The pre-empted supplementary is just a get out for PINS without understanding what it means because the enactments include breaches of the 2006 fraud act, that of false representation and of mortgage fraud.

May I also remind you of the repeal of the enclosure act? section 219 of the 1285 act was repealed in the 2006 commons act by section 47-1 and 47-2 prohibits any form of enclosure that may subsist alongside of the 1285 act, and as there is no owner with evidence to title Quo Warranto 1189, there will not be anyone to give lawful consent for conveyance, deeds of grant, grants of easement.

In conclusion I strongly object to the any works on Yateley Common and have advised that the unlawful impediments may be removed and will be protected by article 7 human rights act (no punishment with out law) there is no law against removing unlawful works.

At the hearing I will apply for the public liability certificate to show that the works will be covered.

Says Linda Wright

Says Linda WrightWe moved to a Shropshire location a year ago having surveyed the local OS map and noted the significant number of bridleways around the property. Sadly the map appears a total fiction. Scarce any of the bridleways are usable ........... read more

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