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Lib Dems quit over housing plan ‘soundeness’

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August 4, 2017
Lib Dems quit over housing plan ‘soundeness’

Two members of Eastleigh’s ruling Liberal Democrat group have resigned from the party citing concerns over the ‘soundness’ of Eastleigh’s emerging local plan. But Cllr Sarah Bain and Cllr Steve Sollitt say they will continue to represent their wards as ‘Independent Liberal Democrats’. Both councillors had joined fellow Lib Dem Cllr Mark Balaam and...
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‘I’d chain myself to the railings’

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June 8, 2017

Lib Dem hopeful Mike Thornton has told Eastleigh News he would “chain myself to the railings” to prevent development on Stokepark Woods in Bishopstoke. The location of future housing in the emerging local plan has become an election issue with the Conservative candidate Mims Davies backing protestors who are opposed to options B and...
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Report: Eastleigh General Election Hustings 2017

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May 25, 2017
Report: Eastleigh General Election Hustings 2017

Eastleigh’s Parliamentary hopefuls have taken part in an General Election hustings at Kings Community Church Hedge End where around 120 local people gathered to listen to the wannabe MPs answer selected pre-submitted questions in a two hour session chaired by Nigel Paterson. All five candidates took part and included Eastleigh’s most recent MP Mims Davies...
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Eastleigh’s local plan moves a step closer

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December 16, 2016
Eastleigh’s local plan moves a step closer

  Eastleigh’s much delayed  local plan has moved a step closer to reality last night after Liberal Democrat councillors voted to focus on plans for more housing  in Bishopstoke and Fair Oak with a new by-pass  from Fair Oak to all Allbrook to link to the M3 at junction 12. Councillors heard that with...
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Latest plans for 1,000s of new houses on show

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January 28, 2016
Latest plans for 1,000s of new houses on show

There are just three weeks left for Eastleigh residents to have their say on the latest version of the local plan which will determine the future of development in the borough, not just in terms of numbers and location of the new housing but also new roads, employment and community facilities from now until...
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Borough to re-start Local Plan process

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December 19, 2014

It was business as usual at Eastleigh Borough Council this evening, the first Full Council meeting following the recent revelations in the national media. Now touring different venues around the Borough as there is no Council Chamber in the new offices at Eastleigh House, the December Full Council meeting was held in the Kings Community Church...
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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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Campaigners fail in high court bid to stop development

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November 30, 2014
Campaigners fail in high court bid to stop development

It was a different sort of Black Friday for Botley folk opposed to development at Boorley Green after a judicial review into Eastleigh Borough Council’s decision to grant outline planning permission for up to 1,400 new homes at Boorley was dismissed by a High Court Judge. Botley Parish Action Group (BPAG) had brought the...
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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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BPAG win High Court appeal

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September 3, 2014
BPAG win High Court appeal

Campaigners opposed to housing development at Boorley Green were celebrating last night after they won a High Court appeal granting a judicial review of the planning decision to build 1,400 new homes in the village. Botley Parish Action Group had previously been turned down twice but the group persisted despite Eastleigh Council leader Keith...
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Council submits Local Plan

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July 17, 2014
Council submits Local Plan

The Eastleigh Borough Local Plan 2011 – 2029 was submitted to the Secretary of State for formal Examination on Tuesday 15 July 2014. It was submitted along with all the representations on it that we received in response to our consultation on the Revised Pre-submission Local Plan in February – March this year and...
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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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Council loses appeal against Hamble development

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April 30, 2014
Council loses appeal against Hamble development

A Bursledon Parish Councillor has called for the Planning Inspectorate to be scrapped and planning decisions left to local authorities after a planning inspector allowed permission for 150 new homes to be built west of Hamble Lane. Builder Taylor Wimpey appealed to the inspectorate after the borough council refused planning permission for a development...
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Botley Councillor stands down

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April 12, 2014
Botley Councillor stands down

Long serving Botley Councillor Cathie Fraser will be standing down from her Borough seat at next month’s local elections and has already stood down from her seat on Botley Parish Council. Fraser also relinquishes her cabinet seat where she held the portfolio on health. The Liberal Democrat also sat on the Police and Crime...
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Ukip V Lib Dems in war of words

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April 12, 2014
Ukip V Lib Dems in war of words

  Eastleigh’s rival Liberal Democrat and Ukip parties have clashed over housing as campaigning for the local elections on 22 May gets underway. The Lib Dems have seized on a Ukip leaflet distributed in Hedge End which stated that Allington Lane would be a ‘Perfect Solution’ for the location of future housing and  launched an...
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