Category: Local Plan

House tackled about housing…

Leader of Eastleigh Borough Council,  Cllr Keith House, faced some disgruntled Hedge Enders at the local plan consultation roadshow held in Hedge End Village Hall on 15th November. Plans to build 1000 new homes on a 53 acre site to the west of  Woodhouse Lane,  additional developments at Dowds Farm and 100 new homes on…

Awkward start for the Hedge End Society

Hedge End residents contributed to a well-attended and lively inaugural meeting of the Hedge End Society on Monday evening. Four of Hedge Ends Town Councillors,  Cllr Keith Day, Cllr Jane Welsh, Cllr Sheila Baynes and Cllr Cynthia Garton attended.  Conservative and independent campaigners were also present. Trying to identify who was who and establish what…

Ex Lib Dem savages ‘undemocratic’ Eastleigh Councillors

Sam Snook

An ex Lib Dem activist has accused his former councillor colleagues of being undemocratic and failing to carry out their duties. Veteran local campaigner Sam Snook, who stood as a Lib Dem candidate in last May’s local elections, addressed Tuesday night’s meeting of Eastleigh Local Area Committee because he said he was concerned that land…

Draft plan Exhibition on tour

Eastleigh Borough Council has embarked on a series of 12 exhibitions designed to promote awareness and discussion of its draft local plan which will see the number of houses in Eastleigh increase by nearly 20%. The council say another 9,500 homes are need to keep pace with local need although this is contradicted by  its…

Eastleigh Borough Council permit 58 new homes

Eastleigh Borough Council have granted planning permission for 58 new homes on a site to the west of Romill Close in West End. The plans were approved at the HEWEB  (Hedge End, West End and Botley) Local Area Committee meeting, held on 7th November. The greenfield site borders the M27 motorway, the A27 and existing residential…

Eastleigh consults on draft local plan

Eastleigh Borough Council have recently launched their draft local plan for a short period of consultation which runs from 28th October 2011 to 3rd January 2012. The plan comprises a 268 page document, two interactive maps and a summary leaflet, all of which can be accessed via the Planning Policy and Design page on the Eastleigh Borough…

UKIP query ‘Locals Only’ housing plan

UKIP leader Nigel Farage has challenged Eastleigh’s Lib Dems to explain how they intend to  limit new housing to just local people and prevent occupation by immigrants. Earlier this month Eastleigh News reported how Councillor Paul Bicknell had published and distributed a leaflet around the town’s Aviary estate that claimed  that new houses to be built on Chesnut…

We’re NOT closing!

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A head teacher in Botley has denied suggestions that her school is in danger of closing. Sian Tomlin, the head of Botley School was forced to write to worried parents after they had received a letter from Botley Cllr Rupert Kyrle claiming the school was in danger of closure if more houses were not built…

ConDems YES to Gravel and Housing plans

Draft plans which earmark Hamble airfield as the preferred site for gravel extraction and Boorley Green as the preferred site for 1300 homes were approved today (October 13)at at separate meeting of Conservative led  Hampshire County Council  and Lib Dem controlled Eastleigh Borough Council – despite the opposition  of local residents and pressure groups. Both…

Botley folk say YES to more housing

Botley folk have voted a resounding ‘yes’ to more family homes in their community. Mike Jarvey of Botley Parish Housing group told a meeting of the Planning and Highways committee of Botley Parish Council that the questionnaire they had commissioned on proposed local housing requirements showed a majority of residents supported the development of up…

Botley Councillors reject ‘plan B’

Two senior Eastleigh Lib Dems Councillors broke ranks at last week’s meeting of Eastleigh Council’s cabinet to speak out against the adoption of Boorley Green as a preferred option for 1400 new homes while at the same meeting the cabinet member for housing claimed the proposed housing was to meet the needs of local people…

Botley housing plans resurface

It was standing room only at Botley primary school last Tuesday as the Parish Council called a public meeting as a “first stage in a community wide consultation to identify the changing needs of the community over the next five to ten years”. Up to 100 Botley residents, who have only just fought off plans…

Civic Offices Could Go

Eastleigh council boss Keith House has outlined his plans for implementing the cuts announced in the comprehensive spending review – plans which could include selling the current civic offices as part of an austerity drive. In a statement delivered to council on Thursday, Mr House sought to assure members and residents that the council could…

Govt boost to local house building

The Government has announced that councils will receive windfall payments for every new home they build while Housing Minister Grant Shapps revealed that home building was at its lowest level since the 1920’s. The ‘New Homes Bonus’ scheme means the government will match the council tax raised on each new house for six years. Currently…

Botley SDA scrapped

Eastleigh Borough Council has decided not to go ahead with plans from the last government for a 6000 home strategic development area to the north of Hedge End at a recent Council meeting. The abolition of the South East Plan by the new coalition government means that the Council does not have to take forward a…