Green light to more housing at Boorley



Meadow at Boorley Green, photo Peter Facey

Meadow at Boorley Green, photo Peter Facey

Eastleigh council has given the green light to hundreds of new homes in Boorley Green and Pylands

Outline permission has been granted – subject to conditions – for 1400 houses at Botley Park Golf course and 250 at Pylands Lane.

The Boorley Green development has been a controversial and particularly hard fought application.

Residents in semi rural Boorley and Botley fear being swamped by the new development and are concerned about the loss of beautiful unspoilt countryside.

An independent survey sanctioned by Botley Parish Council showed the majority of residents were opposed to the scale of the development and in February traffic in Botley came to a standstill when over 1,000 demonstrators rallied in the town square.

It had been hoped that the matter would be referred to a public inquiry but in April Secretary of State Eric Pickles decided that the scheme would have a significant positive long term impact on economic growth and would meet housing needs across a wider area than just Eastleigh Borough Council and so he backed the proposals.

In a statement announcing the decision to grant permission, the council said:

“The borough faces a challenge in providing the homes that we know people need now and in the future.”

The council highlighted a range of benefits the new housing estate will bring to the area.

  • 400 new social houses
  • A bypass for Sundays Hill
  • A new community centre
  • New shops and a pub
  • A new primary school
  • Public open space including allotments and a play area

Developer’s contributions will also go towards improved local health provision, secondary education and highway improvements.

The development at Pylands lane will also benefit from 88 social houses.

Eastleigh Borough Council is currently holding a public consultation into its local plan to deliver nearly 11,000 new homes across the borough by 2029.

The plans are needed say the ruling Lib Dem administration to protect green belt land in places like Hamble from “greedy developers”.

See more posts on Eastleigh’s Local Plan here

  65 comments for “Green light to more housing at Boorley

  1. david
    November 29, 2013 at 7:28 am

    All those roma and bulgarians must be tickled pink

  2. AMY
    November 29, 2013 at 9:16 am

    And so begins the merging of our villages under the FIB DEM regime who promised to protect the countryside….LIARS

  3. anonymouse
    November 29, 2013 at 9:34 am

    Lib Dems smugly rubbing hands in glee. More green fields gone and their empire growing (but only til the next election).

    Will the ‘benefits’ reflect the chaos on the already overcrowded roads, lack of jobs in the area, 6 weeks wait to see a doctor. oversubscribed Secondary schools and a loss of more amenity space?

    This is what our Council is doing for us (sorry – them!).

  4. Dave
    November 29, 2013 at 2:29 pm

    keith house and his band of merry fib dems has to be ousted at the next election lets not forget this attack on our green zones

  5. November 29, 2013 at 4:27 pm

    The Prime Minister recently announced an extra £150m
    to get Britain Building, bringing the total fund to
    £570m,to get work started stalled sites and build up
    to 16,OOO.
    The £4.5billion Affordable Homes Programme is set to
    exceed expectations and deliver up to 170,000 new homes Over 700,000 homes in England are empty and
    around 270 of those have been empty for over six months.

  6. renard
    November 29, 2013 at 5:07 pm

    Remember, folks – only the Lib Dems “protect our green fields and the valuable green gaps between our villages”.
    It must be true – they stress it on every piece of propaganda they shove through my letterbox.

  7. Rosie
    November 29, 2013 at 11:18 pm

    Exactly, Renard! And they move the urban edge the other side of the green fields in order to say they’re building on urban land not green fields! Very clever. So when we’re reading the Local Plan, we need to factor in that many of the new house numbers in “urban” areas are, in fact, on countryside, so the true countryside figure is much higher than being quoted. So propaganda isn’t just in the election material but it’s also in the Local Plan!

  8. Rosie
    November 29, 2013 at 11:21 pm

    Don’t forget that the deadline for submitting comments on the Local Plan is this Monday, 2 December and that previous comments last year have to be re-submitted if they still apply. Individuals’ submissions are supposed to count as much as consulted group’s responses. (Probably, eg, so that 100 people in a group can just be counted as 1 response….!). Comments can be online or on paper and every Parish Office and library is supposed to have paper copies of the Local Plan and other docs for the public to inspect.

  9. Pete Stewart
    November 30, 2013 at 8:23 pm

    Britain… er… we have a problem! In fact two problems.

    First immigration.

    The second is the statistical lying which the globalist establishment uses to hide the extent of the problem.

    They never talk about “immigration” but “net immigration”.

    To show what I mean, they say that in the year to June, NET immigration was 182,000 (as if that wasn’t bad enough).

    Actually IMMIGRATION in the year to June was 503,000 while 320,000 fled the country (probably to get away from this immigration hell where they or their children cannot find a job).

    Subtracting 320,000 from 503,000 gives the NET IMMIGRATION figure of … 183,000.

    So they are even lying about the net immigration figure, dropping it by 1,000 to make it sound even lower.

    Britain … er … we have a problem!

  10. mm
    Eastleigh Xpress
    November 30, 2013 at 10:12 pm

    So you are saying that emigration from UK is caused by immigrants? People will stop leaving the country if immigration is halted? Is this what Ukip believes?

  11. renard
    November 30, 2013 at 10:13 pm

    Precisely, Pete!
    I’ve been pointing that out for ages – the weasely ‘net immigration’ statistic pushed out by government deliberately disguises the true number of immigrants coming to settle in these already overcrowded islands.
    But hey, don’t you remember – we are supposed to ‘celebrate’ (yes, that’s the PC word, celebrate) their invaluable contribution to our national culture.
    Isn’t that worth a few weeks’ wait to see a doctor, a few months’ wait for an operation, taxes increased to pay extra benefits, our green fields being destroyed, overcrowded schools where sometimes English is a minority language?
    Just last week on Question Time, a politician repeated the tired canard that anyone who dares question the wisdom of mass immigration is ‘racist’. Thus has public debate on this crucial question been, and continues to be, stifled.
    Oh well, only a month now to January and the influx of many thousands more for us to celebrate.

  12. Pete STewart
    December 1, 2013 at 6:36 pm



    Of the 320,000 who fled Britain last year, many were returning to eastern Europe and elsewhere because they discovered our streets were not paved with gold, but crumbling tarmac.

    Many were Brits selling up because they see Britain as having been “handed over to foreigners” (roughly the words of a builder I know who was forced out of work and saw emigration as the last hope).

    Does anyone know how many Brits have fled Britain since 2004?

    Certainly it seems as if around 500,000 have been entering Britain each year. I believe that is 10 times higher than what it was before 2004.

    Since 1973 at least 5 million British manufacturing jobs have been destroyed by so-called “cheap” EU (and EU-related) labour.

    Until 2004, such allegedly “cheap” labour was only available to entrepreneurs manufacturing abroad.

    So our own manufacturing jobs were effectively exchanged for nothing more than allegedly “cheap” foreign imported goods. Actually the price was mass unemployment and the destruction of a fair society.

    Since 2004 that allegedly “cheap” EU labour has been available directly to British entrepreneurs here. I call it profiteering.

    The Ford factory is a perfect illustration of the iniquitous situation which globalists have created by using allegedly “cheap” foreign labour. The price WE pay locally is the loss of thousands of jobs.

    What a tragedy that for many of our own people, the only light on the horizon lies beyond these shores.


    Renard: How did you vote in 1975? I voted to stay in the EU!

  13. Graham Hunter
    December 1, 2013 at 7:31 pm

    What help have UKIP given or advice to residents to oppose the building at Boorley Green.
    Answer: None. No literature. No canvassing. No nothing!
    What is needed is Strong Tangible Opposition the the application and the EBC local plan.

    • Pete Stewart
      December 2, 2013 at 10:47 am

      UKIP was the only party in the run-up to the 2010 General Election to distribute leaflets around Boorley Green (and elsewhere) explaining that if people voted Conservative, they would be voting to stay in the EU, maintain open EU borders and mass immigration and mass house building.

      If people preferred not to see this, if they preferred to think that David Cameron was somehow more “robust” on Europe than Nigel Farage then that’s a pity because it has perpetuated the EU status quo and all these problems of mass house building.

  14. mm
    Eastleigh Xpress
    December 1, 2013 at 8:36 pm

    So some of those 320k are going back to the EU and the rest you say are UK citizens are ‘fleeing’ the UK to avoid ‘foreigners’

    Really Pete? Who on earth flees foreigners in the UK by going abroad to live among them?

    Still, as you say

    “for many of our own people, the only light on the horizon lies beyond these shores.”

    That light burns brightest within the EU it seems.

    The fact is many of ‘our own people’, 2.2 million of them, think that life is better in the EU..surely this undermines Ukip’s argument that we should leave it?


    Why are so many choosing to leave to go to Spain or even Romania?

    Could it be that not only is the cost of living is so much lower there but you can also continue to claim your UK benefits – your state pension and tax credits?

    I wonder how many on the sunny costas are getting winter fuel payments?

    Certainly £21 million worth of winter fuel payments is currently being paid to UK citizens living abroad.

    Also many rent their uk properties out – to immigrants – and then trouser housing benefit payments.

    Of course we are talking about our own people who, unlike most immigrants, are no longer contributing to the UK tax system but will come straight back here for free treatment on the NHS as soon as they fall sick.

    To sum up, I think 320,000 people are leaving the UK every year cos its EASY MONEY and perhaps to control immigration we need to control our EMIGRANTS first.

    And don’t get me started on our Doctors, nurses and teachers who train here in UK at taxpayers expense then go to work in Arab emirates, USA and Australia for big money while we have to replace them with staff from abroad.

    • Anne Romaine
      December 1, 2013 at 10:54 pm

      Well said that man!

    • Pete STewart
      December 2, 2013 at 10:06 pm

      I actually say the Brits who leave, do so not to flee from foreigners (for obvious reasons) but to stick two fingers up to Britain which has betrayed them.

      They feel Britain has been over-run with foreigners and has stolen their livelihoods and the jobs of their children.

      Many are effectively economic refugees fleeing the country which has forced them into dire straits.

      The fact that more than 2 million Brits live in the EU, many as the only way to exist financially, is all the more reason to leave the EU, close our borders, control who is allowed to stay here and get the jobs back into British hands. That would entice many back.

      But surely, despite the fact that I vote UKIP, surely most of you agree with what I’m saying?

      • mm
        Eastleigh Xpress
        December 3, 2013 at 10:36 am

        Sorry Pete, still can’t understand the mentality of someone who moves abroad to escape ‘thieving foreigners’.

        • Pete Stewart
          December 3, 2013 at 7:21 pm

          Steve, I would not use your expression “thieving foreigners” because it is no more true than the expression “thieving Brits”.

          As to whether British jobs have been “stolen” by foreigners, it hinges on whether one views the question from a victim-centred perspective or a legal perspective.

          From the victim-centred perspective British jobs have been “stolen”.

          From the legal perspective it depends on whether those taking the jobs believe they have a right to take them.

          Fortunately this is no Court trial and there are no “accused” to protect so I choose to speak from the victim-centred perspective in defence of those British workers who have had their jobs stolen.

          It is an iniquity for any government to allow British jobs to be stolen by foreigners who appear to offer cheap labour.

          The true cost of “cheap” foreign labour is more than the astronomical financial cost of unemployment. It is the unquantifiable hopelessness which pervades society and drags our economy down into the depths of ruin.

  15. Sam
    December 1, 2013 at 8:42 pm

    Overall migration increased the population of the
    UK by 165,000 in the year up to June last year, while
    352,100 people left. China,Poland, Germany, Australia were main sources of new migrants. Since 2001 the population increased by about 4.6 million
    You should look at the birth rate up by 400,000 in a year.

    makes this country the fastest-growing in Europe

  16. Jez
    December 2, 2013 at 12:31 pm

    UKIP are all mouth and no trousers! As Graham says not a dickie bird from them since this “local plan” has been forced on us by the FIB DEMS.

    • Pete STewart
      December 2, 2013 at 11:05 pm


      In Boorley Green before the 2010 General Election, UKIP put out two local leaflets, the first dealing with Boorley Green development and other issues, and the second dealing solely with “6,000 houses”.

      Many I spoke to were true Conservatives and would have voted UKIP, but told me they thought UKIP didn’t stand a chance of winning therefore they would be voting Conservative to stop the mass development.

      I tried to explain this was a wasted vote, not simply because the Conservatives could not win if UKIP stood, but because by voting Conservative, they would be aiding and abetting the very mass house building they were opposed to, because Conservative leaders were pro-EU, therefore pro-open borders, pro-mass immigration and pro-mass house building.

      I don’t think they believed it but with the hybrid Con-Lib party which has formed since the General Election plus the fact that the development is still going through, despite them voting Conservative, has persuaded many of them UKIP was right.

      The blame is not with local Conservatives but with national party leaders. The massive anger of Boorley Green residents was reflected in the amazing by-election vote when UKIP almost won.

      Now ALL voters know UKIP can win.

      Since the primary goal of true conservatives is to win and the secondary goal is to oust the LibDems, then logic dictates if they cannot achieve their primary goal (because they cannot win if UKIP stands) then they must try and achieve their secondary goal by voting for UKIP.

      • mm
        Eastleigh Xpress
        December 3, 2013 at 11:25 am

        Of course if we leave the EU and landowners stop getting their agricultural subsidies there will be lot more greenbelt suddenly available for development.

      • Graham Hunter
        December 3, 2013 at 2:07 pm

        What have UKIP done since 2010…. Diddly squat on the Local Plan or the Planning Application opposition. No leaflets on overdevelopment since 2010.
        Says a lot that does.

        • Pete Stewart
          December 3, 2013 at 7:50 pm


          Every UKIP leaflet ever produced has dealt with the root cause of over development: Mass immigration caused by our membership of the EU.

          Fortunately people now realize UKIP is the only party daring to say this.

          Since 1973, what have Conservatives done to stop mass house building in Boorley Green?

          Answer: Diddly squat.

          The reason: Because national Conservative leaders are causing mass house building by their support for the EU, open EU borders and mass EU immigration.

          As I’ve said before, local Conservative politicians are being badly let down by their national leaders.

  17. Kuljeet
    December 2, 2013 at 2:02 pm

    “social housing” a benefit? To whom precisely? more like a disease.

  18. December 2, 2013 at 2:07 pm

    You haven’t see nothing yet-apart from Peters stories
    about UKIP,he’s the only one you can trust-the rest of them are blind. Wait until he knows-what going on in UKIP. Farage dream “President of Europe.”
    Sam Snook

  19. Pete STewart
    December 2, 2013 at 10:26 pm

    Thank you Sam.

    While we may disagree on some things, I feel we agree on things which are far more important, such as the way successive globalist EU governments have systematically destroyed the hopes of the working class.

    Same goes for most patriots I guess. We may vote for different parties but hopefully our party loyalties don’t get in the way of more important things, like saving Britain, which I think we both agree, must be done, if not for our sakes, but for future generations.

    We come into this world with nothing and leave with nothing, but we can leave something behind and that something should be a better Britain for those who inherit this great land when we are gone.

  20. Sam Snook
    December 3, 2013 at 3:33 pm

    Nigel has full control of UKIP’s finances, which are
    used to subsidize Nigel’s constituency office. WHY?
    because Nigel needs all of his expenses to finish up
    in his own pocket. Nowhere else.

    something you cant do Peter-beware

    • JCM
      December 3, 2013 at 6:43 pm

      If you are going to continually air politically motivated criiticisms Sam, do you not think you should decide once and for all which party you are prepared to commit and nail your colours to? I would assume having been a change around member with a number of parties, UKIP being the most recent to enjoy your support, your comments could be deemed ‘unreliable’

      I’m not sure your digs at Farage re having “full control of UKIPs finances” stand scrutiny,after all, with heavy weight switched on donors to UKIP like Wheeler and Sykes, I’m certain they would have a different perspective.

  21. Sam Snook
    December 3, 2013 at 9:41 pm

    Thank-you for your kind words.
    I never say yes-or be controlled by any
    party leader-do you? You must ask UKIP
    why I pushed out of the party-for the third

    time.If your not sure-ask Peter-he knows.
    Nigel has complete control of UKIP.

  22. Sam Snook
    December 3, 2013 at 10:01 pm

    Sorry JCM
    I’m Independent.

  23. Sam
    December 4, 2013 at 4:39 pm

    Peter-UKIP wants to jump into bed with Tories.

    Would you let JCM know-why I had to change parties

  24. Pete Stewart
    December 4, 2013 at 10:35 pm

    Hi Sam,

    UKIP will not form an alliance with Conservative leaders so near to victory.

    Your reasons for changing parties are the same as mine and everyone else who has ever changed parties.

  25. Pete Stewart
    December 5, 2013 at 11:15 am


    Theresa May has gone to Brussels.

    To talk robustly.

    Have you noticed how “robust” our leaders are when talking to Brussels?

    So in robust fashion, Theresa is telling Brussels that open EU borders (sorry … “free access to labour markets”) must not be allowed to lead to mass migration.

    Gulp! If annual immigration into Britain of half a million does not qualify as “mass migration” I’d like to know what does.

    Before Conservative leaders open our borders to Bulgaria and Romania on January 1st, maybe Theresa could explain it away to local Conservatives who can then explain to Boorley Green voters why they should not vote UKIP.

    Local Conservatives! I admire your party loyalty, but are you working for the right party?

    I suggest the Conservative Party you joined in your youth has gone, taken over by EU puppets who are wrecking Britain and your chances of ever getting elected locally and working for the community.

    If you want a political home which is on your wavelength, I know a party which would welcome you, especially before the next local elections.

    • mm
      Eastleigh Xpress
      December 5, 2013 at 6:04 pm

      I think housing development will be going ahead at Boorley whether borders are open or not.

  26. Mr Snook
    December 5, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    I do not need you-or your buddies
    I’m looking forward to the elections.

  27. Mr Snook
    December 5, 2013 at 8:40 pm

    I found a letter you wrote-when we were trying get
    UKIP to go Local.Thanks for that-I will put on the
    front page.
    Mr Snook

  28. December 5, 2013 at 9:28 pm

    I have just read the story and the comments here, and again I am shocked and saddened that silly bickering about who said what and who screwed who has once again deflected attention from what is a major blow to local people, common sense and our local environment.

    Keep fighting amounst each other boys and girls, while in the backround Mr Mouse and his FibDems, roll about laughing at all of us who could not, it would seem, organize a piss up in a brewery.

    How can we fight this evil neo-fascist council if all we do is fight each other..??

    This is a serious and major issue that will effect not just us, but our children and generations to come as countryside and green spaces give way to housing and development, while inferstructure is left unchanged for the community as a whole.

    The Fib Dems win local elections because they divide communities which leads to divided voting, thus the Fib Dems win seats year after year after year after year..

    If we are to really make a change for our children and our communities we must stand together and fight TOGETHER.!!!

    This is just my opinion of course.!!

    PS. Teashirts and Soap Boxes available.

  29. Ken
    December 6, 2013 at 9:46 am

    Well said Matthew

  30. Sam Snook
    December 6, 2013 at 9:57 am

    Well said Matthew,you can’t me in.

  31. Sam
    December 6, 2013 at 4:53 pm

    Eastleigh MDA.
    The Liberal Democrats shut down the MDA at Allington
    Lane without consulting its people.We now need more
    homes Stoneham,Boorley Green, Hamble,Hedge End and more to come. WHY planners need “Fly Over” at Allington Lane and the government can’t afford it.Thats okay stop the local plan until the government can afford it and blame planners,they got it wrong-not us.

  32. Pete Stewart
    December 6, 2013 at 7:06 pm

    Sorry I could not get the “reply” function to work. So in reply to your comment,

    “I think housing development will be going ahead at Boorley whether borders are open or not.”

    I agree. It is probably too late to stop many of these developments.

    But the LAW gives people the power to stop ALL such developments in the future and they should use it.

  33. Graham Hunter
    December 6, 2013 at 7:36 pm

    Again I say UKIP have done diddly sqwat to help local residents in Botley.(Boorley Green is part of Botley).
    All we hear is the same stuck single record track that is well stuck.
    We have a premature planning application and a Local Plan that needs REAL ASSISTANCE TO OPPOSE. Not rhetoric.
    Join the REAL ACTIVIST in Botley Peter. And they are Not all Conservatives.

  34. Pete Stewart
    December 7, 2013 at 7:56 pm


    Local Conservatives have done nothing to help Boorley Green.

    And they can’t.

    The present Conservative Government could repair the damage done by past Conservative leaders.

    And they won’t.

    Meanwhile, I invite true Conservatives to join the one party which is on their wavelength: UKIP.

    And they will.

  35. Paul
    December 9, 2013 at 10:02 am

    UKIP HA HA HA! Someone’s in need of their medicine!

  36. December 9, 2013 at 1:08 pm

    But Peter, you say voting Ukip will not stop development at Boorley or Pylands.
    Isn’t it also Ukip policy to force councils to sell off ‘surplus land’ for development?
    You also said:
    “the LAW gives people the power to stop ALL such developments in the future”

    • Pete Stewart
      December 10, 2013 at 10:59 pm

      I actually said I thought it was “probably” too late to stop many of these developments (depending on how far the work has gone of course).

      As for selling off surplus council land, there’s a massive difference between doing that in a time of mass immigration and doing it when we are out of the EU and our borders are closed and the population is falling.

      Correct! The law gives people the power to stop all future mass housing developments of this sort by voting for a UKIP Government.

      This is the only way we will ever get out of the EU, close our borders and stop the mass immigration which is causing the mass house building programmes which everyone is moaning about here.

      • mm
        Eastleigh Xpress
        December 11, 2013 at 10:07 pm

        If the borders are closed how will the population fall?
        Can you have economic growth and a declining population?

  37. Rosie
    December 9, 2013 at 2:03 pm

    EBC are now rushing through an application for the Bursledon A27/Dodwell Lane/Blundell Lane BU2 area in the not-yet-approved Local Plan! Yet more building on the only countryside left between the M27 and A27. Comments have to be received by 1 January – very convenient for EBC with people busy with Christmas preparations, their Christmas holidays and the Christmas post/Bank Holidays delaying postal responses too!
    Nearly 100 houses in this BU2 Bursledon ancient meadow area (followed by Pilands and over 50 on the nearby BU1 A27/Dodwell Lane/Bursledon Windmill area thereafter) will not only make most of Bursledon one of the noisiest and most traffic-polluted places in the area to live but it will also clog up even more the M27, Junction 8, A27 Southampton-Fareham, Windhover Roundabout, A3024 to Southampton and roads around Hedge End, Botley, Fair Oak etc. The area will also be less attractive for walkers and other visitors to Bursledon too (eg the BU2 development will be adjacent to the much-used Strawberry Trail and the – till now! – most tranquil part of the River Hamble with its wildlife). We need to object to ALL these countryside developments, not just the ones on our immediate doorsteps. And so much for new houses being desperately needed – of just new 7 houses completed in July/Aug on the former Crows Nest site very close to BU2 and BU1, only 2 are occupied and others are still unsold! So why the rush to build more in the same area and on the only remaining countryside too??

    • Graham Hunter
      December 11, 2013 at 5:52 pm

      The question that MUST be answered is, WHY is not the EBC Local Plan 2011 -2029 NOT ready, worked up, agreed AND adopted ready for a seem less handover from the previous Local Plan on Jan 1 2011?
      It should be noted that the previous Local Plan 2001 – 2011 had exactly the same deficiency, and allowed Dowds Farm to be developed BEFORE the Local PLan was agreed AND adopted. And the Independent government appointed Inspector did NOT take it into account!
      Seems a VERY big hole here that allows land grabbing and premature planning applications, that is historical in Eastleigh

  38. Sam Snook
    December 11, 2013 at 1:24 pm

    Junis on UKIP
    A Critical Look At UKIP Through the eyes of several long standing members. Exposing Farage/ EUKIP lies and corruption since 2008.
    You must read it- “JUNIS ON UKIP”
    Sam Snook

  39. Pete Stewart
    December 11, 2013 at 5:59 pm

    Does everybody grasp the significance of our EU membership, open EU borders and the EU’s efforts to get Ukraine to join the EU?

  40. Graham Hunter
    December 11, 2013 at 7:29 pm

    Peter what has this got to do with the Bootley Green & Pylands outline planning permission?
    The Ukraine guys are figthing for democracy, something we should help them on and not allow a certain ex KGB guy to accert his will. Sound familiar? Or are UKIP not for democracy? But dictatorship?

  41. Sam Snook
    December 11, 2013 at 10:08 pm

    Peter 2008
    My question UKIP promise to increase the defence budget
    by 40%.the current budget is around 40 billion pounds(which is the fourth largest in the world)part of a total spend of 683 increasing by 40% as UKIP suggest
    will pump it up to 56 billion where would UKIP find this extra 16 billion.perhaps their donors will pay.

    • Pete Stewart
      December 12, 2013 at 10:29 am

      Hi Sam,
      Our EU Contributions are around £19 Billion each year. But that’s just the EU Contributions. The savings we would make by leaving the EU are around £125 Billion a year according to the Tax Payers Alliance.

  42. December 11, 2013 at 10:25 pm

    Plenty of land down Hamble-Lane-Keith
    planners are waiting-we are watching.

    • Graham Hunter
      December 12, 2013 at 6:22 pm

      Pete answer me one question.
      I know it IS NOT Related to the Boorley Green application but….
      Would UKIP send back to their countries of origin ALL those who are in the UK. That do contribute.
      That includes Wales, Scotland, Ireland, Northern Ireland, and those of us that have origins outside of the UK which I believe includes the leader of UKIP and probably most of us!

      • Pete Stewart
        December 12, 2013 at 8:40 pm

        Hi Graham,

        UKIP would NOT repatriate all foreigners. UKIP is NOT anti-foreign and recognizes that many foreigners make a valuable contribution to the UK.

        Yes, you’re right, many UKIP members had their origins outside the UK.

  43. Sam Snook
    December 12, 2013 at 12:50 pm

    Hi Pete
    The truth is UKIP have not put out their budget, apart from taxing bikes.


    • Pete Stewart
      December 12, 2013 at 8:44 pm

      Hi Sam,

      I think you’ll find the eminent economist and UKIP member Prof. Tim Congdon CBE has published a detailed budget.

      If people only realized the staggering amount of money wasted by being in the EU, and that by leaving the EU we would make a staggering saving and that such a saving could be invested in our own country, my goodness, what a difference it would make.

  44. Sam Snook
    December 12, 2013 at 6:43 pm

    Stoneham Park if Keith House wants to save building homes at Hamble he should wait until the Allington
    fly over is in place. It has one of the biggest run
    off in Hampshire, it goes from Fairoak Sq into the
    sewer plant at Chickenhall.You made a mistake Keith
    by stopping the MDA for political reasons.
    Everyone knows the local plan should put in the bin
    where it belongs and WHY build new offices-when we need more flats, its time to say, Enough is ENOUGH.
    Sam Snook.
    Happy Christmas to all.

    Sam Snook

    • Pete Stewart
      December 12, 2013 at 8:47 pm

      Hi Sam,

      Wasn’t that a UKIP slogan (Enough is Enough)?

      Merry Christmas to you and yours.

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