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Keith House sticks up for Green Belt

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June 21, 2018
Keith House sticks up for Green Belt

The Leader of Eastleigh Borough Council, Keith House, has hit out at a planning consultant’s ‘lobbying’ against a South Hampshire Green Belt. Yesterday Eastleigh News reported remarks made by Robin Shepherd of Southampton-based planning and design consultancy Barton Willmore who said that proposals presented by the Hampshire Branch of the Campaign for the Protection of...
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Parish council to give cash to protest group

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June 5, 2018
Parish council to give cash to protest group

Parish Councillors in neighbouring Colden Common have agreed to donate £3,000 to campaigners who are trying to stop Eastleigh’s controversial Local Plan in a move that was described by Eastleigh Council Leader Keith House as of ‘dubious legality’ that would raise ‘unrealistic expectations’. The Parish Council at Colden Common – which lies within the...
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Public consultation timetable announced

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June 5, 2018
Public consultation timetable announced

  Eastleigh Borough Council have announced dates and venues for a series of ‘drop-in’ sessions which will give local Residents the chance to comment on whether they think the draft plan has been prepared in accordance with local plan regulations and whether or not it is “sound.” This will be the last chance for residents...
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Keith House re-elected as Council Leader unopposed

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May 17, 2018
Keith House re-elected as Council Leader unopposed

  Councillor Keith House has been re-elected as the Leader of Eastleigh Borough Council during the Council’s Annual General Meeting which was chaired by the newly elected Mayor, Cllr Bruce Tennent. The Liberal Democrat takes the top job for the twenty-fifth consecutive year after leading his party to an emphatic win in the recent...
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Independents ‘disappointed’ by Lib Dem ‘name calling’

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May 13, 2018

The newly-elected Leader of Eastleigh’s Independent Group, Councillor Louise Parker-Jones, has said she is ‘disappointed’ by the Liberal Democrat Leader Vince Cable who branded her supporters as ‘nimbys’. Dr Cable made the comments following last week’s local elections when Eastleigh’s Liberal Democrats were returned to power with an increased majority but lost all three...
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All seats up for grabs in Eastleigh Election

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May 3, 2018
All seats up for grabs in Eastleigh Election

Voters in every ward in Eastleigh Borough are headed to polls today to choose a new council in a rare ‘all out’ vote that could see a fundamental change in the balance of power in a town that has been Liberal Democrat since 1994. Boundary changes, an active anti-development lobby and recent defections have...
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MP hints at more Town Centre housing

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February 21, 2018
MP hints at more Town Centre housing

Eastleigh’s MP has revealed a brown field site ‘in the centre of Eastleigh’ – currently owned by Network Rail could be re-developed for housing. In a press release Mims Davies describes a recent meeting she had with roads minister Jesse Norman in which she presented the case for a Chickenhall Lane link road but...
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Government warns council over Local Plan

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November 16, 2017
Government warns council over Local Plan

The Government has warned Eastleigh Borough Council that it might step in and take over responsibility for its housing plans if it fails to make progress in producing a Local Plan. If this happened the council may have a Local Plan imposed on it. In a letter to the council Sajid Javid, the Secretary...
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Lib Dems continue to split over Local Plan

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November 8, 2017
Lib Dems continue to split over Local Plan

Another councillor has resigned from Eastleigh’s ruling Liberal Democrat group over the direction of the Local Plan and has joined rebel councillors Steve Sollitt and Sarah Bain who who have been sitting as the Independent Liberal Democratic Group since resigning themselves in August. Cllr Mark Balaam who was elected in 2015 for Eastleigh Central...
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A chance to ‘shape your community’

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October 30, 2017
A chance to ‘shape your community’

  Eastleigh council has launched a “shaping your community” survey to give local people a chance to feedback on what their planning priorities are for the Borough. While the council continues to work on collecting evidence for the emerging local plan they say the survey will help them gain a better understanding of what...
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Long wait almost over for new Fleming Park

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October 21, 2017
Long wait almost over for new Fleming Park

  “The wait is almost over!” declared Eastleigh Borough Council as they announced a date for the “soft opening” of Fleming Park’s replacement leisure centre which has been named “Places Leisure Eastleigh”. The council had originally intended to open the new state-of-the-art centre in time to celebrate the 2016 Rio Olympics –  but it...
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Hamble yacht harbour seeks local views on regeneration

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October 19, 2017
Hamble yacht harbour seeks local views on regeneration

MDL Marinas, the owners of Mercury Yacht Harbour, are to consult the Hamble community on their draft plans for a “mixed-use regeneration” of the site. In a press release MDL describe the harbour as an “under-used brownfield” which they say they will improve and enhance “for the benefit of all”. The site owners plan...
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Local housing on council meeting agenda

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July 13, 2017
Local housing on council meeting agenda

Eastleigh Council is set to consider its Emerging Local Plan – which will determine the location of future housing development in the borough  – at a meeting to be held at King’s Community Church, Hedge End at 7pm on 20 July 2017. The report outlines the emerging approach for the Eastleigh Local Plan including...
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‘Please help us before someone is killed’

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March 18, 2017
‘Please help us before someone is killed’

A Chandler’s Ford mum who says she fears for the safety of her visually impaired children is calling on Hampshire County Council to introduce traffic calming measures outside Toynbee School saying “please help us before someone is killed.” The dramatic plea came as friends and neighbours of Suzy Woolford, who lives on the Oakmount...
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Buskers wanted for bandstand gigs

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March 14, 2017
Buskers wanted for bandstand gigs

Buskers and bands are being invited to take part in this summer’s season of gigs at the Leigh Rd bandstand. The Southampton Co-Operative (SoCo) music project is once again organising the popular weekend public concerts for Eastleigh Borough Council. SoCo are looking for bands, solo performers and ensembles to ‘fill the town with music’...
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