Category: Eastleigh Borough Council

News stories on Eastleigh Council, its services and councillors

Sculpture unveiled at new housing development

New affordable homes at Woodside Avenue feature latest energy saving measuresA striking new piece of public art has been unveiled on the site of the old Woodside Avenue recycling depot which has now itself been successfully recycled into a new development of affordable homes – some featuring state-of-the-art energy saving measures. Leah Gardens is the…

Council scraps free parking permits

All residents in parking permit zones to pay for first permits – cost to rise to £50 by 2022. Deputy Leader: ‘It’s very disappointing’ All residents in Eastleigh and Chandler’s Ford who live in parking permit zones and park on-street will have to pay for a parking permit from April next year. Currently, residents in…

Bishopstoke Parish Chair: ‘We are not impressed’

Cllr Toher says Eastleigh Borough Council has failed to notify Parish of planning applicationsBishopstoke 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 –…

New six-week consultation on Local Plan opens

Public notices go up on over forty sites in the boroughResidents have another chance to object to, or comment on Eastleigh’s local plan after the Council posted notices at over 40 sites in the Borough that have been earmarked for potential development as part of the plan’s Strategic Growth Options (SGO_. This follows an exchange…

Eastleigh leader’s ‘strong and stable” 25 years

Council’s AGM marks 25 years of a Lib Dem council led by Keith HouseA Councillor has praised Council Leader Keith House describing his leadership of the council over the past 25 years as ‘strong and stable’ – a phrase normally associated with Theresa May. The Liberal Democrat Leader first took control of Eastleigh Borough Council…

Independents lose control of area committee

Despite winning in Bishopstoke during May election, control of Local Area Committee passes to Lib Dems Bishopstoke’s group of Independent councillors say they are unhappy that Eastleigh Borough Council have appointed a new Lib Dem Chair to Bishopstoke Fair Oak and Horton Heath Local Area Committee (BFOHH) over their heads. In last years (2018) ‘all…

Local Election 2019 Preview

What are local council elections? This week on May 2, the Borough goes to the polls to elect a councillor in thirteen of the borough’s wards. Eastleigh News explains the ins and outs of local elections and focuses on specific issues that face the borough. We spoke to ADD a campaign group that are opposed to…

Eastleigh approves Local Plan

Eastleigh’s councillors have agreed to submit the Local Plan for independent examination by the government inspector at last Thursday’s (18 October) council meeting at The Point.  The Local Plan determines the location and number of new homes to be built in the Borough up until 2036 and provides for over 5,000 new homes and a…

Council approves development on old civic offices site

Eastleigh Local Area Committee (Tuesday 25 September) have approved an application for a major new office development on the old civic offices site in Leigh Road, Eastleigh. The new development will consist of a four-storey office block, with around 184 car parking spaces on the ground level, including 79 in an undercroft. This will include…

Vandals force paddling pool closure

The  paddling pool in Eastleigh’s Fleming Park, which has been hugely popular during the current heatwave, will be closed for repairs this Wednesday (11 July) following vandalism to a recently laid surface. Over the weekend vandals tore up the pool’s rubber crumb lining and, while the current condition of the facility doesn’t present a hazard…

Councillors propose ‘modest’ 8% pay rise

Councillors in Eastleigh have voted to recommend an inflation busting 8% pay rise for themselves – that is twice the 4% proposed by an independent pay review panel – although the overall cost of members allowances will be reduced. In comparison, in the last pay round Eastleigh Borough Council- which boasts a rental income from…