Tag: Boorley Green

Campaigners fail in high court bid to stop development

It was a different sort of Black Friday for Botley folk opposed to development at Boorley Green after a judicial review into Eastleigh Borough Council’s decision to grant outline planning permission for up to 1,400 new homes at Boorley was dismissed by a High Court Judge. Botley Parish Action Group (BPAG) had brought the action…

BPAG win High Court appeal

Campaigners opposed to housing development at Boorley Green were celebrating last night after they won a High Court appeal granting a judicial review of the planning decision to build 1,400 new homes in the village. Botley Parish Action Group had previously been turned down twice but the group persisted despite Eastleigh Council leader Keith House…

Boorley Green appeal bid fails again

Campaigners opposed to a large housing development at Boorley Green have suffered another setback today after a judge ruled against their appeal contesting a decision not agree to a judicial review into the plans. This is the second time has been knocked back and the Botley Parish Action Group and Botley Park Golfers issued a…

Boorley campaigners take fight to appeal

Campaigners in Botley will appeal against a High Court decision not to allow a judicial review of council plans for 1,400 new houses at Boorley Green – a decision the campaigners describe as a ‘travesty of justice’ Last month a  Judge sided with the council saying their reasons for granting planning permission were adequate.  But…

Green light to more housing at Boorley

    Eastleigh council has given the green light to hundreds of new homes in Boorley Green and Pylands Outline permission has been granted – subject to conditions – for 1400 houses at Botley Park Golf course and 250 at Pylands Lane. The Boorley Green development has been a controversial and particularly hard fought application.…

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…

Don’t destroy our golf course!

Eastleigh’s former Chief Executive Chris Tapp addressed the Council Cabinet last month as it met to consider revisions to the local plan. The Botley Park golfer spoke up for the club threatened with redevelopment as a housing estate. “One of the things in which l had real pride, during my 14 years as Eastleigh’s Chief…

Local plan puts up Council Tax

Botley residents are facing an increase in their council tax due to the cost of fighting Eastleigh Borough Council’s local housing plan. In a survey of residents sponsored by the parish council last October, 96% of respondents said they were opposed to an extra 1400 new homes being built on Boorley Green. The Parish council…

Consultation rolls-in to Boorley Green

Eastleigh Borough Council’s consultation roadshow rolled into Boorley Green today, one of the villages that is most controversially affected by the draft local plan for the Borough. The plan includes a proposal to build 1400 homes and a new local centre on a 78 acre site to the North East of Boorley Green. A new…

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…

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…

Councillor votes against his own motion

Hedge End Town Councillor Keith Day was forced to vote against his own proposals after the motion he had forwarded was amended beyond recognition. The sole opposition member on the Lib Dem council, Cllr Day had tabled a motion objecting to Eastleigh Borough Council’s decision to designate land at Woodhouse lane as a preferred location…

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 SDA back on

George Osborne has announced he will tackle the ‘forces of stagnation’ by ripping up planning laws to allow the development of housing on sites like the former Botley SDA. Speaking during the emergency economics debate in this week’s recalled parliament, the chancellor said housing development is needed to stimulate the nation’s economy, reinforcing a message…

Tory canvassers step out in force

Eastleigh Conservatives have received another visit from a Tory ‘big hitter’ in the form of Party Chairman Eric Pickles, following in the footsteps of leader David Cameron, Theresa May, James Clappison and Sir George Young – all of whom have visited the borough recently to show support for Maria Hutchings in her election push. The…