Tag: Keith House

Fryern Junior school to be rebuilt

Existing 1960s building will be replaced by a modern sustainable facility.Chandler’s Ford residents have been finding out about the proposed plans for the redevelopment of Fryern Junior School at an exhibition and drop-in event yesterday. The existing school building – which include a 2 storey block – date back to the 1960s and while structurally…

Sculpture unveiled at new housing development

New affordable homes at Woodside Avenue feature latest energy saving measuresA striking new piece of public art has been unveiled on the site of the old Woodside Avenue recycling depot which has now itself been successfully recycled into a new development of affordable homes – some featuring state-of-the-art energy saving measures. Leah Gardens is the…

Eastleigh Council Chief rebukes Sports MInister

Eastleigh’s chief executive has rebuked Sports Minister Mims Davies after the MP used a council meeting to ask questions regarding the recent conviction of the former Chair of Bursledon Parish Council on child sex and rape charges. Last month Mark McCormick was sentenced at Southampton Crown Court to a total of 17 years for historic…

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…

MP raises sex-abuse case at Council Meeting

Eastleigh’s MP Mims Davies caused a stir at a council meeting last Thursday ( 18 October) after she accused the Leader of Eastleigh Borough Council, Keith House and Cabinet member Tonia Craig – who also both sit as Bursledon Parish Councillors – of a making ‘a grave error of judgement’ in opposing the introduction of…

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…

Councillors propose ‘modest’ 8% pay rise

Councillors in Eastleigh have voted to recommend an inflation busting 8% pay rise for themselves – that is twice the 4% proposed by an independent pay review panel – although the overall cost of members allowances will be reduced. In comparison, in the last pay round Eastleigh Borough Council- which boasts a rental income from…

Keith House sticks up for Green Belt

The Leader of Eastleigh Borough Council, Keith House, has hit out at a planning consultant’s ‘lobbying’ against a South Hampshire Green Belt. Yesterday Eastleigh News reported remarks made by Robin Shepherd of Southampton-based planning and design consultancy Barton Willmore who said that proposals presented by the Hampshire Branch of the Campaign for the Protection of Rural…

‘Finances stretched’ warn County Council

Hampshire County Council’s ruling Conservative Cabinet say adopting innovative technology like robot grass-cutters and Amazon’s Alexa will help save money and to protect vital services but the Liberal Democrat leader of the opposition has slammed the Council for failing to generate new income and has described the county finances as “a mess.” HCC admit they…

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…

Keith House re-elected as Council Leader unopposed

  Councillor Keith House has been re-elected as the Leader of Eastleigh Borough Council during the Council’s Annual General Meeting which was chaired by the newly elected Mayor, Cllr Bruce Tennent. The Liberal Democrat takes the top job for the twenty-fifth consecutive year after leading his party to an emphatic win in the recent Local…

New cabinet posts revealed

Following the recent local elections, new cabinet members for Eastleigh Borough Council have been announced. Councillor Paul Bicknell (Eastleigh South) has been promoted to Deputy Leader replacing the long-serving Anne Winstanley who lost her Bishopstoke ward seat to an Independent candidate. Ian Corben (Hedge End North) and Tina Campbell (Eastleigh Central) join the cabinet to…

Vince Cable: ‘I’m certain Bishopstoke will come back’

The Liberal Democrat leader Vince Cable has praised Eastleigh’s victorious Lib Dems for the ‘brave’ way they have stood up to ‘nimbys’ at a rally in Central Eastleigh. Despite an emphatic victory in Thursday local election, Independents in Bishopstoke unseated three sitting Lib Dems and the party has wasted no time in wheeling out a…