Category: Local Plan

Rush hour protest gets driver’s attention

Gridlocked Commuters stuck in traffic on Chestnut Avenue provided a captive audience for campaigners protesting over proposals to build 1,300 houses on green field land at Stoneham Park. Up to 20 local protestors lined both sides of the road during rush hour on Wednesday to draw attention to Eastleigh Borough Council’s  Local Plan which ends…

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

Eastleigh Bandstand,leigh road, eastleigh

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

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…?

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…?

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…

Final Consultation On New Local Plan Underway

Eastleigh Borough Council have published the latest version of their Local Plan and opened a further period of consultation, which runs from 17th August to 12th October 2012.   The new Local Plan, once finally approved, will set out the Council’s policies on how land in the Borough can be used in the period up to 2029 and will underpin all…

First batch of Census statistics published

Statistics recently published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show that on Census day last year, 27th March 2011, there were 52,200 separate households in the Borough of Eastleigh and a total population of 125,200.   That is up form a population of 116,300 at the last census in 2001 an increase of 8,900 people or 7.7%. Of that…

Mayor formally opens the Velmore Centre

Velmore residents were delighted to welcome The Mayor of Eastleigh Cllr Rupert Kyrle  to formally open the new Velmore Centre today, an event that they had all been excitedly anticipating. Although the recently extended and refurbished facilities have actually been in use for the last couple of months, including for the Diamond Jubilee, today was about bringing together everybody who has been…

Council confirms Local Plan mails went missing

Eastleigh Borough Council have confirmed that a glitch in their email delivery stopped some people receiving invitations to comment on amendments to the local plan as part of the latest round of consultations which closed on July 13. The problem of missing emails was reported Botley Parish Councillor Graham Hunter, who never received an email…

HEBAG take campaign to Town Council

The Hedge End & Bursledon Action Group (HEBAG) turned up in force at the Hedge End Town Council meeting this evening, to present the results of their Local Residents Housing Survey, but received a lukewarm hearing from the Town Councillors.  HEBAG represents the interests of local residents in the Hedge End & Bursledon area, opposes…

Chandlers Ford Parish Council reject Local Plan

  Chandler’s Ford Parish Council has voted to reject Eastleigh Borough Council’s proposals to build 1,300 houses at Stoneham Park and to develop land next to ASDA for employment but has supported a proposal to develop land South of Allbrook Way. This followed a presentation to the Parish Council given by an Eastleigh Borough planning…

Local Plan emails went missing claims Councillor

A Botley parish councillor is concerned that council emails may have gone astray and has called for an extension to deadline for comments on the Draft Local plan. The council is consulting on its future strategy for Housing and employment which is set to last the Borough until 2029 and the latest round of the…

Sainsbury appeals opening hours

The new Sainsbury’s Megastore in Portswood is launching a second attempt to extend its opening hours to 11pm the local website Portswood.info has reported. Sainsbury’s – which only opened the superstore in March – originally wanted to remain open till 11pm with the car park shutting at midnight but Southampton City Council heeded the concerns…