Housing Needs Survey for the village - Dear Residents, all households are being sent this Housing Needs Questionnaire that was mentioned in the last edition of the Chestfield magazine. This questionnaire has been requested by the Parish Council and prepared by Tessa O’Sullivan, from Action with Communities in Rural Kent. Forms will be returned to Tessa and she will write a report of the findings. It is important that residents complete this document as it will give a true picture of what housing there is in Chestfield and what, if any, is needed, for example:
- for older people who might want to downsize or move to more suitable housing;
- people who have family in Chestfield who want to purchase housing here but can’t afford it;
- residents of Chestfield who need affordable housing, or
- families who need larger housing.
We will then be informed about the number, size, and tenure of housing that might be required by residents of Chestfield in the future. Once completed please return the survey to Tessa by 2 March 2016.
In 2014, Eton College submitted an application for a mixed use development on land at Bodkin Farm including 290 houses. Read the parish council response here and the logistics map here . At the development management meeting held on 11 November 2014 Canterbury City Council voted 10-0 to refuse the application. However, Eton College lodged an Appeal with the Inspectorate. To view their Appeal case click here and the covering letter . Read the parish council's further response to the Appeal here and the further letter to the Inspector here. The Appeal was heard during August 2015 in The Guildhall, Canterbury. Read the parish council clerk's writeup of the first week here, the Clerk's speech to the Inspector here and the Chairman's speech to the Inspector here
The Inspector determined the Appeal and her decision is to dismiss it. Her paperwork can be read here
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