Save The Chelsfield held an open forum public meeting at 7pm on 25 April 2019 at The Chelsfield - our community pub; the meeting was hosted by Bryan, supported by the STC committee together with our three local councillors, Angela, Mike, Samaris and Norman from CAMRA.
There were well over one hundred people who attended in person, occupying the function room and the bar areas to capacity; it really was great to see so many of you there in person. For those who could not make it, we live streamed the event on FaceBook, and we know that to date over 1,500 people have watched our live stream; you can watch it below.
We also need everybody to submit their own submissions to the Planning Inspectorate, we urge you to do this please - just because we are doing this does not mean that we do not need you to do this too!
Bryan opened the meeting summarising how the original plans submitted by Punch Partnerships (PML) Ltd had received over one thousand objections and that ultimately resulted in Bromley Council not only rejecting those plans, at their planning meeting held on 14th February, but also in them agreeing to fight the appeal against that rejection that had (already) been submitted by Punch.
The meeting continued with Bryan reading out the objection that we, STC, are in the process of preparing and intend to submit to the Planning Inspectorate on behalf of you all, the local community that utilise The Chelsfield and its community facilities. We would still urge your to complete and submit your own submission before the closing date of 9th May 2019.
For the remainder of the meeting those in attendance put forward questions that members of the panel (mostly Bryan) responded to as best as we could. We hope you found the meeting interesting and that we were able to answer your questions satisfactorily.
Remember, the original plans submitted by Punch are now with the Planning Inspectorate who are an independent government body; this is no longer a council matter. We therefore urge you all, the supporters of STC, to object again; this time directly to the Planning Inspectorate. Details of how to do this and the areas on which you should focus your objections can be found here...