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De-registration of Blackbushe Airport from Yateley Common

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PUBLIC INQUIRY

Notice of Inquiry

The Planning Inspectorate announced on 18th October 2018 the date and venue for the Public Inquiry into the Application to deregister Common Land, Yateley Common, Blackbushe Airport, Hampshire. (Application Reference Number COM/3206697)

NOTICE OF PUBLIC INQUIRY

YATELEY COMMON, BLACKBUSHE AIRPORT, HAMPSHIRE

Commons Act 2006 –Schedule 2 (6)

APPLICATION TO DEREGISTER PART OF YATELEY COMMON (LAND ENTRY NO. CL 24) BEING A BUILDING OR LAND WITHIN THE CURTILAGE OF A BUILDING

An Inspector appointed by the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs will hold an inquiry at The Elvetham, Fleet Road, Hartley Wintney, RG27 8AS on 2 April 2019 into an application by Blackbushe Airport Limited, under Schedule 2(6) of the Commons Act 2006.

The application was duly made to Hampshire County Council and has been referred to The Planning Inspectorate for determination under regulation 26 of the Commons Registration (England) (Regulations) 2014.

The inquiry will begin at 10.00 am on 2 April 2019 and will continue on subsequent days as necessary. Anyone can attend the inquiry. Anyone who wants to be heard on the subject matter of the application may, at the discretion of the inspector, give evidence at the inquiry or arrange for someone to do so on his/her behalf.

Copies of the application documents, representations and inquiry evidence can be inspected by appointment, giving at least 2 days’ notice (please telephone 01962 847354 or email: countryside@hants.gov.uk) at The Commons Registration Authority, Hampshire County Council, Room 0.01, Castle Avenue, High Street, Winchester, Hampshire S023 8UL.

Richard Holland, Common Land Branch, The Planning Inspectorate, Temple Quay House, 2 The Square, Bristol, BS1 6PN

On behalf of the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

See a copy of the notice here.

The Inquiry Format

The sitting hours are subject to any direction by the Planning Inspector, Alan Beckett, during the course of the inquiry but will generally be from 10:00 to 17:00. There will be an hour’s break for lunch and short breaks in the morning and afternoon (as convenient).

The inquiry will be conducted in the following order:

  1. The Inspector’s introductory remarks;

  2. Any opening statement by the Applicant;

  3. The evidence of the Applicant’s witnesses (including cross-examination and re-examination);

  4. Evidence and submissions by members of the public in support of the application at the inspector’s discretion;

  5. Any opening statement by the Objectors;

  6. The evidence of the Objectors’ witnesses (including cross-examination and re-examination);

  7. Evidence and submissions by others who made representations of objection to the Planning Inspectorate following the advertising of the application, and by members of the public in opposition to the application, at my discretion;

  8. The Objectors’ closing statements;

  9. The Supporters’ closing statements;

  10. The Applicant’s closing statement;

  11. Arrangement of any site visit following the closing of the inquiry.

Witnesses and/or submissions may be heard out of order at the Inspector’s discretion. Evidence will be given unsworn and witnesses will be seated.

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