KENNEL Farm appeal: The developer for the Kennel Farm site, Wates, has won an appeal against the decision of the borough’s development control committee to turn down its application for houses on the site.

The proposed development is just across the A30 from Beggarwood, and adjacent to Old Down.

I spoke at the appeal against the application, along with other interested local residents/ organisations, but the inspector has ruled for the developer.

We must now wait to see when an application for the development will be re-submitted.

HATCH Warren Festival: The community association is planning a brand new and exciting event for this coming summer – the Hatch Warren Festival.

This will take place on Saturday, June 28.

If anyone is interested in becoming involved, please speak to the community office by phone on 811262 or by email at