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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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Winchester council to double new affordable homes

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February 9, 2017
Winchester council to double new affordable homes

Winchester City Council say their “ambitious” plan to double the number of homes it is building in the next three years has received a welcome boost from the latest government announcements. The Government White Paper includes plans to support a major increase in building affordable homes. The city council have already secured grant towards...
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Radian welcomes housing white paper

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February 8, 2017
Radian welcomes housing white paper

Lindsay Todd, Chief Executive of Radian Group, one of the south’s largest housing providers based in Eastleigh, on today’s housing white paper. It welcomed the new shift in policy towards the expanding rental market, the introduction of measures to manage ambitious housebuilding targets and transparency of land ownership, and the part Radian aims to...
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Council’s local housing plan in setback

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December 3, 2014
Council’s local housing plan in setback

Eastleigh’s overdue local plan has received a fresh setback today after the Independent Planning Inspector suspended the process because he said the council are not proposing to build enough homes. The Local Plan is the council blueprint for the development of the borough from 2011 up to 2029 and sets the number and location...
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Stoneham development plans spark local protest

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November 1, 2014
Save Stoneham Park

Local people in Eastleigh say historic and beautiful parkland will be lost forever if developers are allowed to build 1,100 homes at Stoneham Park. The land used to form part of the Fleming estate and borders grounds that were originally landscaped by Capability Brown in the 18th Century. Eastleigh Borough Council has identified the...
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Council acts to protect tenants

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August 5, 2014
Council acts to protect tenants

The Council has successfully prosecuted a landlord for not complying with housing laws designed to protect tenants under the Housing Act 2004. Harvinder Balli of Handsworth, Birmingham owns a property in Haddon Drive, Eastleigh which he rented to tenants. In January 2013 the Council’s Environmental Health team were contacted with regard to the lack...
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Homeless man living in Bishopstoke woods

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August 5, 2014

A homeless man has been living in a tent in Stoke Park woods for the last three weeks. When local carvery chef Desmond Spiers (28) lost his home and his job he turned to Eastleigh Borough Council for help but then rejected their offer of a space at a night shelter in Winchester because...
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Boorley Green appeal bid fails again

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May 2, 2014
Boorley Green appeal bid fails again

Campaigners opposed to a large housing development at Boorley Green have suffered another setback today after a judge ruled against their appeal contesting a decision not agree to a judicial review into the plans. This is the second time has been knocked back and the Botley Parish Action Group and Botley Park Golfers issued...
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Low savings puts homes at risk say Shelter

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April 14, 2014
Low savings puts homes at risk say Shelter

    A YouGov survey of working adults who pay rent or a mortgage found that with little or no savings to fall back on, 40% of families in the South could be just one paycheque away from losing their home. Worryingly, the research also found that in the South of the country, a...
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Protest as Hamble Lane enquiry gets underway

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April 9, 2014
Protest as Hamble Lane enquiry gets underway

Local residents and councillors made their views known very clearly on Tuesday morning at the Lowford Centre in Bursledon ahead of a planning inquiry. “No” to more building on Hamble Lane. Bursledon Parish Councillor Jane Rich (front, centre) led the demonstration opposing a plan from big builder Taylor Wimpey to bust the Council’s Local...
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Eighty new houses on way for Netley

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February 28, 2014
Eighty new houses on way for Netley

Some of the land that is allocated for development in Eastleigh’s new local plan took another step closer to the bulldozer this evening, as the Bursledon, Hamble-Le-Rice and Hound Local Area Committee approved (subject to various conditions) the outline planning applications for two significant developments on land that was formerly part of a ‘strategic...
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BPAG weigh up options

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February 13, 2014
BPAG weigh up options

Campaigners opposed to house building at Boorley Green are considering if they are going to appeal against yesterday’s court decision not to grant them  a judicial review. A spokesperson for Botley Parish Action Group told Eastleigh News that it was ‘premature’ to think the process was over and that they still had seven days...
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Councillors booed at Bishopstoke planning meeting

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November 14, 2013
Councillors booed at Bishopstoke planning meeting

  Angry Bishopstoke residents booed their councillors last night after the go-ahead was given for a new housing estate in the village. Around 280 objections had been received by the council and over 100 locals crammed into the council committee room to try and persuade the area committee to kick out plans for 85...
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Hostile Housing developments cause House a problem…

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October 31, 2013

Speaking at a special meeting of Eastleigh Borough Council this evening, the Leader of Eastleigh Borough Council reported on progress with the new local plan. Readers of Eastleigh News will recall that opposition to previous versions of the draft Local plan led to some political manoeuvering which saw the Woodhouse Lane site witheld by...
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Council send local plan out to public consultation

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October 13, 2013
Council send local plan out to public consultation

Eastleigh Borough councillors have voted to send the latest draft version of the Local Plan out to public consultation at last Thursday night’s meeting of the full council. The new plan is essentially identical to its previous incarnation. The major developments that were earmarked for Boorley Green, Woodhouse Lane and Chestnut Avenue remain but...
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