BPAG fail in court bid

The strategic gap between Hedge End and Botley

The strategic gap between Hedge End and Botley

The Council has been informed by the High Court that Botley Parish Action Group’s (BPAG) application for permission to apply for judicial review on the Boorley Green Planning Permission has been refused.

The reasons given by the High Court for the decision were that they were not persuaded by the Claimant’s arguments and concludes that the Council’s reasons for granting permission were quite adequate as a matter of law.

BPAG have been ordered to pay a contribution towards the Council’s legal costs.

BPAG have seven days from the date on which they receive the Court Order to request that the decision be reconsidered at a hearing.

Council Leader Keith House

“ We knew that the Council had a strong position and are delighted with the High Court’s decision to refuse a Judicial Review . We now look forward to progressing the development and provide much needed homes for local people.”


  8 comments for “BPAG fail in court bid

  1. Roger T
    February 13, 2014 at 9:45 am

    This is VERY bad news for Botley and Hedge End. Since Christmas the roads have been gridlocked many times and this will only get worse. Congestion, more flooding (concreting over fields), fights over school places, 6 week wait to see a doctor – this is what current residents have to look forward to. Why aren’t any of the Fib Dem councillors looking after their constituents who don’t want this?

    Is there going to be a commitment from omnipowerful KH that these homes will only be sold to only ‘local people’? What constitutes local :- within the borough; within Hampshire or anyone who has enough money to buy them? I’d like to hear from him how he will ringfence these new builds purely for locals as he keeps assuring us that is who they are for and that is why they are needed.

    Personally, I have told my children to move away as this area will become the slums of the future with little or no quality of life.

  2. Sam Snook.
    February 13, 2014 at 2:38 pm

    No! to more housing along Hamble Lane.
    The Lib Dems Borough Council want to
    protect this site and KEEP IT GREEN

    Hamble’s County Council Keith House
    said: we don’t want big builders riding
    rough shod over local people.

    Get involved TODAY to save our area
    from even more traffic and protect
    the gaps between our villages.

    His County Seat will be safe or will it.
    Sam Snook.

  3. February 13, 2014 at 3:53 pm

    Its a sad day for all- but golfers, – – -they will
    find it extremely difficult/ Part of their life
    has been taken away. (Its Hamble next)

    Keith House (and democracy)
    Sam Snook

  4. Sam Snook
    February 15, 2014 at 9:18 pm

    Who are these big greedy –developers who are riding
    rough shod over local people and how can a council
    leader say-no more homes on Hamble Lane.
    He has arranged a petition.

    1Sign our petition
    2Ask your friends and neighbours to sign the petition
    3Write individual letters or e/mail.

    Residents can still put their comment into the council offices

    We the undersigned OPPOSE more housing developments
    along Hamble Lane-More Housing here will just create traffic

    We don’t need planning officers at Eastleigh.

    Mr Samuel Snook

  5. Sam Snook
    February 20, 2014 at 6:36 pm

    I have just pick up Eastleigh News Extra-what kind of person are
    you Cllr House-laughing about your victory over local people at

    We need more homes at Hamble Lane=== sorry I forgot. You

    Do we have planning officers-or don’t that matter anymore.
    Sam Snook

  6. Sue
    February 23, 2014 at 7:03 pm

    Keith House says that this development will provide homes for “local people”? What does that mean? Is it all social housing?

  7. Sam Snook
    February 24, 2014 at 11:16 am

    “Hamble Lane will provide homes for “LOCAL PEOPLE”
    Sam Snook

  8. Sam Snook
    February 24, 2014 at 11:24 pm

    “Start our petition now”
    Huge lorries come into Eastleigh via “Twyford Rd- Leigh Rd- Southampton Rd, Bishopstoke Rd, Stoneham Road, Passfield Ave.
    All come into Eastleigh. “Our town won’t cope”
    Can we expect help from our MP?

    NO! TO HOMES AT STONEHAM PARK -Enough is Enough>

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