Protected Status of our Village Amenity

Folks – if you can, it’s important to submit a modification on the change of the “protected status of our village amenity” in the Potterton Vision Statement in the LDP.

If you’ve already submitted your representation, you can still email/post in another form for this modification and it will be accepted.

See below definition/meaning of Amenity.

Amenity. A positive element or elements that contribute to the overall character or enjoyment of an area. For example, open land, trees, historic buildings and the inter-relationships between them, or less tangible factors such as tranquility.

Now look at the difference between what is being used to “protect our village amenity” in the Potterton Vision Statement for this LDP compared to the last LDP in 2017.

The Greenbelt is no longer protecting our amenity it’s only “contributing to preserving the amenity” of the village. What they’ve proposed is that the playing fields, play-park area in Denview, and the small hill in the middle of the wooden houses is now to be used to “protect our amenity”! Is this a change you object to??

The vision for our surrounding rural area of the village is being diluted. The 2017 vision for the playing fields etc was to “conserve”, now that’s been changed to protect instead of the protected area being the Greenbelt!

2017 – Greenbelt is “protecting our amenity” and the Settlement Features are to “conserve the setting”

2020 – Greenbelt is “contributing to preserving our amenity” and the Settlement Features are now “protecting our amenity”

They have also changed it from Aberdeen Greenbelt to just Greenbelt – We should request that this also be modified back to ABERDEEN GREENBELT.

Picture 1 – 2020 LDP / Picture 2 – 2017 LDP

  • P1 – the playing fields (football pitches)
  • P2 – the play park and surrounding area up in Denview
  • P3 – the tiny hill in the middle of the Wooden Houses

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