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Planner’s letter a ‘Victory for common sense’

‘The future for Eastleigh looks brighter’ says countryside charity after planning inspector’s letter on Local PlanA countryside charity has welcomed remarks made by the Planning Inspector following the pubic examination of Eastleigh Borough Council’s Local Plan in which she recommends the council scraps policies that would see over 5,000 new houses and a new motorway…

Botleigh Grange Hotel finds overseas buyer

The Botleigh Grange Hotel and Spa has been to sold to an unnamed overseas buyer for an undisclosed sum. The 55 bedroom Hedge End hotel – a popular wedding venue – closed in January after the owners went into administration forcing Eastleigh Borough Council to relocate the Planning Inspector’s  examination of the Local Plan at…

Local plan hearings in change of venue

The public examination of Eastleigh’s long delayed Local Plan draws to its conclusion this week with a change of venue for the last two days of hearings after the original venue – the Botleigh Grange Hotel – pulled down the shutters and called in the administrators. The remaining sessions start Tuesday 28 January and Wednesday…

Hundreds protest at Local Plan hearing

‘We are focused on winning’ says protest group ADD as Planing Inspector begins examination of housing plansHundreds of campaigners, along with local TV crews, converged on the Botleigh Grange Hotel yesterday morning as Action Against Destructive Development (ADD) staged a demonstration on the second day of the public examination of Eastleigh’s Council’s Local Plan. Organisers…

Bishopstoke artist raises £750 for Local Plan challenge

Bishopstoke artist raises £750 for Local Plan challenge. A Bishopstoke-based artist has donated the proceeds from the sale of one his paintings to help pay the legal costs of campaigners opposed to Eastleigh’s Local Plan. Paul Stratton – a lifelong Bishopstoke resident – described the Borough Council’s proposal to construct a new 6,000 home community…

Council submits Local Plan

Eastleigh Borough Council has submitted its Local Plan to the Secretary of State for formal examination today (31 October) and while the Leader of Eastleigh Council says it will deliver “the right homes in the right places” local residents objecting to the plan say they believe it fail the examination and does nothing “to help young…

Eastleigh approves Local Plan

Eastleigh Civic Offices

Eastleigh’s councillors have agreed to submit the Local Plan for independent examination by the government inspector at last Thursday’s (18 October) council meeting at The Point.  The Local Plan determines the location and number of new homes to be built in the Borough up until 2036 and provides for over 5,000 new homes and a…

Could butterflies stop the bulldozers?

Local campaigners opposed to the construction of thousands of new homes on countryside North of Bishopstoke say they are ‘delighted’ to have been given the support of a local butterfly conservation group. A spokesperson for Action Against Destructive Development told Eastleigh News that wildlife charity Butterfly Conservation was the latest group “to add to the…

Parish council to give cash to protest group

Parish Councillors in neighbouring Colden Common have agreed to donate £3,000 to campaigners who are trying to stop Eastleigh’s controversial Local Plan in a move that was described by Eastleigh Council Leader Keith House as of ‘dubious legality’ that would raise ‘unrealistic expectations’. The Parish Council at Colden Common – which lies within the Winchester…