Object to the planning application now!

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There is now a planning application to build 93 homes on Wenny Road Meadow. This is a really important time for our campaign, because the council is likely to make a decision about the meadow very soon.

The sooner you submit your comments, the more likely they’ll feature in the planning officer’s report to councillors. The “official” deadline for comments has now passed. We’ve been told that comments will be accepted right up until the decision is made, but the officers will finalise the report some time before the planning meeting happens.

How much time do you want to spend making your objection?


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If you only have a few minutes to spare, click here to find out how to make a very simple objection to the Meadow plans.


If you have a bit more time to spend (twenty minutes or so), click here to find some more detailed arguments you can use to construct a strong argument against the plans.


The strongest objections reference details in the Fenland Local Plan and other planning policies. If you have some time to dedicate to this, click here to find out more about the policies we think these plans fail to meet.

What if you would prefer to object by post or email?

Sending an objection via the Fenland District Council website carries just as much weight as a written letter, and you can instantly check that your submission has been received by checking the documents page on the planning application.

If you’d still rather submit an objection by post, or if you have additional materials or evidence that you want to provide copies of, you can either email or post your comments to the council.

We recommend that you read our ideas for what to include in your letter, or our list of more detailed policy-based objections.

You must quote the application reference “F/YR21/0981/F” and you must include your postal address in your email or letter.

Send your comments via email to planning@fenland.gov.uk

Send your comments via post to: Development Services, Fenland Hall, County Road ,March, PE15 8NQ

We recommend that you keep an eye on the documents page of the planning portal to ensure your comment gets uploaded.

The Save Wenny Road Meadow campaign is for residents concerned about the proposed development of houses on this beautiful area of pastureland in Chatteris.

Chatteris Meadow Development Map

The meadow is surrounded by mature trees, has picturesque views and a tranquil environment. Many people use the area for walking, relaxing and to refresh the soul. It has been described as the last remaining undeveloped land within the town boundary.

The broad concept plan retains roughly one third of the meadow as managed open space, but we are campaigning for the plans to be revised to preserve the meadow in its entirety. We believe that truncating the meadow, carving access roads through it, and building on the remainder will destroy the essence of this beautiful natural amenity.

The land was selected for development and identified in the Fenland Local Plan (which was adopted in 2014). Consultation took place in 2013, but most Chatteris residents were not aware of this decision.

We hope that if enough Chatteris residents object to losing this land forever, it is possible that Fenland District Council’s Planning Policy Department may ultimately consider a review of the Local Plan and designate the area as Local Green Space or maintain it as a Country Park for current and future generations to enjoy. We acknowledge the the land is currently in private ownership, and that a long term solution for purchase and maintenance of the land would need to be resolved.

Petition signatures:

1,074 and rising!  

(@ 10th February, 2020)

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