Category: Local Plan

Eastleigh New’s archive of stories about Eastleigh’s Local Plan

Hedge End Groundsmen get £675K storeroom

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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 –…

Green Party leader sticks up for Stoneham

Natalie Bennett, the newly elected Green party leader, has said that Eastleigh Borough Council’s plans to build 1,300 houses on historic parkland “make no sense” and has urged local residents to oppose them. The party leader was visiting Green Party members in Southampton yesterday but took time out to see for herself the threatened land in Eastleigh’s…

Park Protesters rally on Rec

      Objectors to development on Eastleigh public parks held a protest rally at Leigh Road Rec on Saturday to draw attention to the October deadline for public consultation on the local plan and proposed Sainsbury’s development. Protestors for the ‘Save Stoneham park’ and the ’Rescue the Rec’ resident groups joined forces to stage…

Campaigners to bring park protest to town

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Campaign groups fighting to save Eastleigh’s green spaces from development will join forces this Saturday to highlight the fast approaching October deadline for public consultation on both the Local Plan and the proposed extension of Sainsbury’s supermarket onto the town’s recreation ground. ‘Save Stoneham Park’ protestors along with objectors from ‘Rescue the Rec’ will gather…

Pylands plans exhibited

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The latest plans for development at the Pylands Lane site were shown to the public in Hedge End today. As Eastleigh News reported last week, in Premature Application..?, developers have been busy working up their proposals for the Pylands Lane site which has been allocated for housing development in the Borough’s new Local Plan. Although…

Premature Application…?

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Whilst Eastleigh Borough Council continues its consultation on the pre-submission version of the new Local Plan, it has been revealed that a development consortium intend to submit an application for Outline Planning Permission on the Pylands Lane and Boorley Green sites this Autumn. As things stand, the pre-submission version of the Local Plan was “agreed for consultation” by Eastleigh…

What do you think of Borough News…?

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Eastleigh Borough Council is busy conducting a survey about its Borough News publication. Borough News is delivered to every household in the Borough several times a year and contains a mixture of news, advice and campaigns from the Borough Council,  the constituent Towns & Parishes and local agencies.   The current edition of Borough News celebrates Olympic success, encourages us to…