The reference relates to the Chris Packham ‘destroy those nets’ thread. This is the previous 2017 application for the site, to the current one that has the hedge netted that was complained about by CP.
The newer one ... which is 40 not 62 houses and 25 affordable - was recommended for approval by the Planning Officer.
My reading is that Packham has backed the wrong horse on this one, perhaps at the behest of objectors who know they are most likely on to a loser at Appeal.
Suspect Packham is suffering from reaching outside his own core expertise - zoologist - and interfering in a professional planning process without understanding how it balances competing interests. A bit populist.
You can also apply to vary a condition, so if there is anything they are wedded to you could leave that aspect in place. You could suggest a modified condition if that was tactically better.
Wow, thank you all for this huge quantity of input and responses. All so very much appreciated - even if, for the mo, my brain is spinning with so much tech stuff.
I am going to have to digest it carefully, follow up links, research some bits that are complete gobbledegook to my non tech mind and make some sense of this before I can figure out what will work for us, and anything else.
My bad for not describing one feature correctly. We will in fact have external roller shutters, integrated into the window fittings - that when fully lowered are total blackout. These should be helpful against solar gain as well as security, and we will have tripled glazed windows and patio doors.
There's no way we can have propane in the new house for even a domino hob unit - I've already investigated that. It's what we have in the existing house. In the event of a power cut, if we cannot resolve the power issue, we may be BBQing outside, come rain or shine. Woodburner is a possibility if we can get a 3kW one that I like and is affordable.