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’

‘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…

Local plan hearings in change of venue

The public examination of Eastleigh’s long delayed Local Plan draws to its conclusion this week with a change of venue for the last two days of hearings after the original venue – the Botleigh Grange Hotel – pulled down the shutters and called in the administrators. The remaining sessions start Tuesday 28 January and Wednesday…

Report: General Election 2019 Hustings

The conservative parliamentary candidate for Eastleigh has said he will ask the Secretary of State to throw out the Borough Council’s local plan and seek to secure funding for a Chickenhall Lane link road within two weeks of becoming an MP. Around 150 people attended an Election Hustings at King Community Church in Hedge End…

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…

Council to build 1,400 new homes in Horton Heath

Council wins £21 million from Homes England. The 310 acre site will include 460 affordable homes and new community facilities Eastleigh Borough Council has been awarded a £21 million funding deal with Homes England to ‘kick start’ the development of a 310 acre site at Horton Heath. The site, which includes land at Chalcroft Farm and…

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…

Steve Brine urges new City Council to oppose Local Plan

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…

‘The Green party can make a difference’

Jack Stapleton says local government can benefit from the fresh ideas and new thinking offered by the Green Party. Horton Heath resident Jack Stapleton – the Green party candidate for Fair Oak and Horton Heath in Thursday’s local election – says fresh thinking and new ideas could transform local government by involving everybody in the…

Eastleigh approves Local Plan

Eastleigh Civic Offices

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…