Category: Local Plan

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…

Hedge End comment on Huhne’s resignation

Hedge End Town Council have commented in public on the resignation of Chris Huhne. Much of the media attention has, to date, been focused on the railway town of Eastleigh, but the Parliamentary constituency is a lot more diverse than that, extending to include the nautical communities on the west bank of the River Hamble and the edge of Southampton…

Botley protests against Borough’s local plan

Protestors brought the centre of Botley to a standstill at lunchtime today. Such protests are rare in this part of the world, but temporary road closures were in place to allow a march organised by the Botley Parish Action Group to protest against the developments that are proposed in Eastleigh Borough Council’s new local plan. The plan has…

Botley High St to close for protest

  Traffic will grind to halt in Botley at noon tomorrow as up to four hundred local residents are set to Stage a protest march through the town’s High Street which will be closed to traffic from 11.45 am to 12.45pm (diversions will be in place.) Botley isn’t the sort of place you might normally…

Upset for Local Plan in Botley and Stoneham

  Doubts over Eastleigh Borough Council’s ability to deliver part of their Local Plan have emerged today after County Council Leader Ken Thornber confirmed that HCC would not be releasing land they own at Woodhouse Lane for a new 1,000 home development and that it would not support the construction of any more than 300…

Hedge End Groundsmen get £675K storeroom

Hedge End Town Council have taken possession of their new Groundsmen’s store. The brand new, purpose built, £675,000 (+VAT) building is situated in Woodhouse Lane Hedge End, near existing recreational facilities. Although a short drive from existing recreational facilities at Norman Rodaway, Greta Park and St Johns Road, the new Groundsmen’s store is ideally placed for the sports fields that have been proposed in the Borough…

Highway ‘concerns’ stall Local Plan

Progress on Eastleigh’s controversial Local Plan – which was due to be submitted to the planning inspector in January – has been delayed due to unresolved ‘substantial matters’ and ‘concerns’ from the Highways Agency the council has revealed on its website. A recent update on the council’s local plan web page reveals the public examination…

Rec motion wrecked

Eastleigh’s Conservative councillors have claimed that the Lib Dem ruling party do not want to protect the Leigh Road Recreation ground from development. The allegation followed a stormy meeting of Eastleigh Local Area Committee on Tuesday night after a Conservative motion to protect the Rec from any development was condemned as ‘politically motivated’  by the…

Council delegates ‘political’ Rec motion

Local residents fighting to save Eastleigh’s Leigh road recreation ground from developers have had their hopes dashed  after Council Leader Keith House dismissed a motion opposed to further encroachment as “Political Posturing” and Mayor Rupert Kyrle used standing orders to devolve a debate down to the Local Area Committee. Councillor Judith Grajewski – of  Eastleigh’s  four member Conservative opposition group –…

Local MP claims House inconsistent on green belt

John Denham has branded Eastleigh Borough Council Leader Keith House as inconsistent on green belt development and in a stinging attack has challenged him to explain his support for building at Stoneham Park. The Labour MP for Southampton Itchen was in Eastleigh over the weekend campaigning on behalf of PCC candidate Jacqui Rayment. While here…