Although the home to some 21,000 people, the urban housing areas are separated by strategic gaps of green land which remain under severe threat from development. We cannot ignore the need for sustainable development, but the quality of Yateley as a place to live depends upon maintaining the right balance between development and the natural environment.
We have been, and continue to be, heavily involved in the Neighbourhood Plan for Yateley, Frogmore and Darby Green . Additionally we try to encourage neighbouring parishes to produce their own plans as well. After all, what happens in one parish can very much affect neighbouring parishes, and the more we work together, the better the solutions we can determine.
Planning is a principle concern and is one of the main reasons why people belong to the Society – to connect with locals who share concerns about planning applications. Because of its key location next to urban conurbations, Yateley is perpetually under threat from new development – which residents may or may not consider unsuitable for the area.
The Society encourages members to monitor planning applications for all major developments in Yateley, our conservation areas and common lands.
We can act as a ‘matchmaker’ to bring together members with a common purpose and it may be possible to make representations under the banner of the Society !
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