Category: Local Plan

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Council urged to accept Local Plan changes

Councillor Margaret Atkinson

The Leader of the Eastleigh’s Conservative Group is urging the Council to make modifications to the Local Plan and put an end to “uncertainty and hostile planning applications.” In a letter to the Council chief Nick Tustian, Councillor Margaret Atkinson also complained that a press release posted on the Council’s website was ‘misleading’. Earlier this…

Planner’s letter a ‘Victory for common sense’

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‘The future for Eastleigh looks brighter’ says countryside charity after planning inspector’s letter on Local PlanA countryside charity has welcomed remarks made by the Planning Inspector following the pubic examination of Eastleigh Borough Council’s Local Plan in which she recommends the council scraps policies that would see over 5,000 new houses and a new motorway…

Hundreds protest at Local Plan hearing


‘We are focused on winning’ says protest group ADD as Planing Inspector begins examination of housing plansHundreds of campaigners, along with local TV crews, converged on the Botleigh Grange Hotel yesterday morning as Action Against Destructive Development (ADD) staged a demonstration on the second day of the public examination of Eastleigh’s Council’s Local Plan. Organisers…

Bishopstoke artist raises £750 for Local Plan challenge


Bishopstoke artist raises £750 for Local Plan challenge. A Bishopstoke-based artist has donated the proceeds from the sale of one his paintings to help pay the legal costs of campaigners opposed to Eastleigh’s Local Plan. Paul Stratton – a lifelong Bishopstoke resident – described the Borough Council’s proposal to construct a new 6,000 home community…

Steve Brine urges new City Council to oppose Local Plan

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Winchester and Chandler’s Ford MP writes letter to Winchester Lib Dem leader  Steve Brine, the MP for Winchester & Chandler’s Ford has written to the leader of the Liberal Democrat group on Winchester City Council to seek assurances over the line her new incoming administration will take on Eastleigh’s draft local plan which proposes the…