The planning application was discussed on the parish council meeting 14th of May 2014. The meeting was well attended by public, including residents living next to the Brooke's Meadow and local naturalists. From the developer side a planning consultant was presented.
During the meeting it become obvious that the ecology report presented by planning consultancy is unsound and ignores the presence of established ecosystem. It does not recognise the ecological value of the place and it's unique flora and fauna, which are generally different from those in Hitchcopse Pit and Dry Sandford Pit nature reserves. The report did not acknowledge that Brooke's Meadow is a habitat for plants and insects, such as glow worms and particularly butterflies and moths.
After the discussion local residents attended the meeting and all parish councils spoke against the the proposal.