BPAG weigh up options

Botley Action Parish Group Poster

A BPAG poster

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 to appeal against the decision.

“All we want is an independent inspector to review the plans  and decide what is best for the whole of Eastleigh Borough.

“We contend there is a better option that can save Fair Oak, Horton Heath and Botley.

“We just want a fair hearing.”

The spokesperson said the court had refused permission for review on a point of law and BPAG had not had a opportunity to fully argue their case.

The spokesperson added they were unhappy that Eastleigh Borough Council was acting as:

“Proposer,judge, jury and executioner”

The campaigner’s legal costs are capped  under the ‘Aarhus Convention’ which enables community groups to fund legal action on environmental grounds.

  5 comments for “BPAG weigh up options

  1. david
    February 15, 2014 at 8:46 am

    No one at EBC is interested in what we, the people they are meant to serve, think or want. The lib dems have their own agenda and sod the rest of us.

  2. bt
    February 15, 2014 at 8:44 pm

    One man? decides what happens where we live.

    Planners at Eastleigh Borough Council have to obey
    his commands. Our golf course was closed-its taken
    part of my life away. I think about Chris and your
    golfers-I walk round the course a lot with a seven iron.

    The dictator says, No! more housing in Hamble Lane.
    asking people to support him-as it would mean more
    cars on the road.

    Stoneham Park will be over- run by traffic-and huge
    lorries every day. The EU want to bring even bigger
    lorries onto our roads.

    Its not more homes we want-its roads.

    I pray-you will fight-to save the place where you live.

    God be with you all.
    Sam Snook.

  3. Sue
    February 16, 2014 at 3:17 pm

    I understand that almost a half of the land in UK is owned by a small number of huge land owners. That means that housing etc for the rest of us has to be crammed into comparatively small areas of the UK. This makes life harder for all of us. Less green spaces, a massive pressure on wildlife, traffic congestion, pollution and so on.

    • Sam Snook
      February 21, 2014 at 2:21 pm

      “Government on target to smash public land ambition; GOV UK

  4. Sam Snook.
    February 27, 2014 at 4:41 pm

    KEITH HOUSE SAY’s NO! to more housing along Hamble Lane?
    he said: “Hallam Land Management are Greedy Developer’s.”

    We don’t want big builders riding roughshod over LOCAL PEOPLE.

    Get involved NOW. (sign our petition) please do it now. The Lib Dem Borough Council want to protect this site and keep it green.

    Sam Snook

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