Category: Local Plan

Council loses appeal against Hamble development

A Bursledon Parish Councillor has called for the Planning Inspectorate to be scrapped and planning decisions left to local authorities after a planning inspector allowed permission for 150 new homes to be built west of Hamble Lane. Builder Taylor Wimpey appealed to the inspectorate after the borough council refused planning permission for a development that…

Botley Councillor stands down

Long serving Botley Councillor Cathie Fraser will be standing down from her Borough seat at next month’s local elections and has already stood down from her seat on Botley Parish Council. Fraser also relinquishes her cabinet seat where she held the portfolio on health. The Liberal Democrat also sat on the Police and Crime Commissioner’s…

Ukip V Lib Dems in war of words

  Eastleigh’s rival Liberal Democrat and Ukip parties have clashed over housing as campaigning for the local elections on 22 May gets underway. The Lib Dems have seized on a Ukip leaflet distributed in Hedge End which stated that Allington Lane would be a ‘Perfect Solution’ for the location of future housing and  launched an online…

Protest as Hamble Lane enquiry gets underway

Local residents and councillors made their views known very clearly on Tuesday morning at the Lowford Centre in Bursledon ahead of a planning inquiry. “No” to more building on Hamble Lane. Bursledon Parish Councillor Jane Rich (front, centre) led the demonstration opposing a plan from big builder Taylor Wimpey to bust the Council’s Local Plan…

Hamble Development Rejected

Land near Hamble Station was saved from development this evening, for the moment at least, as the Bursledon, Hamble Le-Rice and Hound Local Area Committee rejected a ‘hostile’ planning application to develop up to 225 new homes, a 60 bed Care Home, a 40 bed extra care unit and a new car park on the…

Boorley campaigners take fight to appeal

Campaigners in Botley will appeal against a High Court decision not to allow a judicial review of council plans for 1,400 new houses at Boorley Green – a decision the campaigners describe as a ‘travesty of justice’ Last month a  Judge sided with the council saying their reasons for granting planning permission were adequate.  But…

Eighty new houses on way for Netley

Some of the land that is allocated for development in Eastleigh’s new local plan took another step closer to the bulldozer this evening, as the Bursledon, Hamble-Le-Rice and Hound Local Area Committee approved (subject to various conditions) the outline planning applications for two significant developments on land that was formerly part of a ‘strategic gap’…

Green light to more housing at Boorley

    Eastleigh council has given the green light to hundreds of new homes in Boorley Green and Pylands Outline permission has been granted – subject to conditions – for 1400 houses at Botley Park Golf course and 250 at Pylands Lane. The Boorley Green development has been a controversial and particularly hard fought application.…

Parish Councillors support Fair Oak residents

In a well attended but surprisingly tame meeting of the Planning & Highways Committee at Fair Oak & Horton Heath Parish Council this evening, residents and Councillors found that they were of exactly the same mind over Eastleigh Borough Council’s proposals to develop over 750 new homes in the Parish. The purpose of the meeting…

Hostile Housing developments cause House a problem…

Speaking at a special meeting of Eastleigh Borough Council this evening, the Leader of Eastleigh Borough Council reported on progress with the new local plan. Readers of Eastleigh News will recall that opposition to previous versions of the draft Local plan led to some political manoeuvering which saw the Woodhouse Lane site witheld by Hampshire…

Council send local plan out to public consultation

Eastleigh Borough councillors have voted to send the latest draft version of the Local Plan out to public consultation at last Thursday night’s meeting of the full council. The new plan is essentially identical to its previous incarnation. The major developments that were earmarked for Boorley Green, Woodhouse Lane and Chestnut Avenue remain but there…

Council to hold crunch meeting on local housing plan

Eastleigh Borough Council will be meeting tomorrow evening (Thursday 10 October) to consider whether they should adopt the new local plan which will see additional sites in Fair Oak, Horton Heath and Hedge End  added to the existing earmarked sites in Boorley Green and Stoneham to push the projected total build to 10,149 new homes…

Botley continues the fight…

Botley Parish Council have resolved to continue the fight against Eastleigh Borough Council’s decision to develop 1400 new homes in Boorley Green, for the time being at least. At an extraordinary meeting of Botley Parish Council this evening, 19th February, the seven Councillors who were present passed a resolution; “That the Council shall agree to allocate a budget of £5,000…

Boorley Green gets Outline Planning Permission

In a special meeting of the Hedge End, West End and Botley Local Area Committee, the controversial development of 1400 new houses at Boorley Green was granted Outline Planning Permission, subject to a few conditions, this evening, 18th February. The meeting was held in the main hall of the Kings Community Church, a much larger facility…