Bishopstoke Parish Chair: ‘We are not impressed’

Cllr Toher says Eastleigh Borough Council has failed to notify Parish of planning applications

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Bishopstoke Parish Council have complained that Eastleigh Borough Council have failed to send them notifications of planning applications in the Parish.

At last night’s meeting of Bishopstoke, Fair Oak and Horton Heath local area committee the chair of Bishopstoke Parish Council – Councillor Sue Toher – addressed the local area Borough Councillors on behalf of the Bishopstoke Parish Planning Committee.

Cllr Toher told the committee that since last July there had been seven instances when the Parish Council had either not received a notification or else they had received notifications for Fair Oak Parish council rather than Bishopstoke  – in one case she said, they had received an application eight days after he closing date.

“ Seven may not sound a lot but two concerned the construction of a bungalow and four three bed semi-detached houses our planning committee have become somewhat concerned that with all the proposals for planning that may happen north of Bishopstoke and Fair Oak we do not want to be in a position where we are missing any potentially controversial planning applications.”

“We are not impressed and would like things tightened up a bit”

Cllr Toher said the Parish Clerk has contacted the Borough Council but has not yet received a response.

Although Parish Councils do not rule on planning applications they are consultees and their representations must be considered by the decision takers.

Eastleigh News has contacted Eastleigh Borough Council for comment.