Tag: Draft Local Plan

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…

Housing for ‘locals only’ say Lib Dems

The 1300 new houses to be built on the golf driving range on Chesnut Avenue are ‘Not for people from Portsmouth or Europe” claims Lib Dem Councillor Paul Bicknell. The extraordinary statement was made in the latest issue of ‘Focus’ distributed on the Aviary estate where residents at a recent public meeting told councillors they…

Job concerns over local housing plan

Eastleigh’s Planning Policy officer has expressed doubts over the ability of the current Local Draft Plan to deliver jobs growth over the next 20 years. He has also cast doubts on the viability of the River side project and the choice of Boorley Green as a development site. The frank assessment was delivered at a…