Category: Botley

Archive of Eastleigh News stories about Botley

Botley SDA scrapped

Eastleigh Borough Council has decided not to go ahead with plans from the last government for a 6000 home strategic development area to the north of Hedge End at a recent Council meeting. The abolition of the South East Plan by the new coalition government means that the Council does not have to take forward a…

A political trail with a rosy outcome

A prize-winning group followed in the footsteps of the radical politician,William Cobbett at the weekend on a free Hamble Valley guided walk around the picturesque village of Botley. The Downton Guides from Wiltshire enjoyed a day out in the Hamble Valley after completing a questionnaire at a Group Travel Exhibition in January. Celebrating the Hamble…

Free Workshop to boost Hamble tourist trade

Small businesses in the Hamble Valley are being offered free business training to develop the local tourist industry, which contributes over £155 million to the local economy and supports thousands of jobs. In March this year, the Hamble Valley Members Association was launched to support businesses and provide collaborative marketing opportunities to promote the area.…

Botley Home plans in a Pickle

Campaigners in Botley opposed to the building of 6000 new homes may soon have cause to celebrate . The new communities secretary, Eric Pickles, has written to all local authorities telling them the coalition government will be abolishing regional house building targets. “The previous government gave a green light for the destruction of the Green…

Botley Assizes

It is said that the good folk of Botley once lynched a man for daring not to drink as deep as his neighbours…Chris Huhne must have had some idea of the how the poor chap must have felt at the first hustings of the election campaign held in the old market town on Tuesday night…

Tory canvassers step out in force

Eastleigh Conservatives have received another visit from a Tory ‘big hitter’ in the form of Party Chairman Eric Pickles, following in the footsteps of leader David Cameron, Theresa May, James Clappison and Sir George Young – all of whom have visited the borough recently to show support for Maria Hutchings in her election push. The…

Botley Folk say PUSH off!

The Botley Parish Action Group has just published a feasibility study into government plans to build 6,000 new homes which they say would blight the area of Botley, Hedge End, Durley and Curdridge. They claim that PUSH ( the Partnership for Urban South Hampshire) and Eastleigh Council are proceeding with a plan which their study…