Tag: Leigh Road

Council hails supermarket expansion

Fears for the future of small independent in the Town centre have arisen as supermarket giant Sainsbury’s announce plans to ‘revitalise Eastleigh Town centre’. Meanwhile video cameras mounted on high masts have recently appeared around Upper Market Street monitoring traffic in and out of the Bus station – this follows the publication in the Daily Echo by…

Town Centre Pub Fire

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Eastleigh fire-fighters were called to the scene of a town centre blaze today as the former Mija bar in the Leigh Road shopping precinct caught fire. Two fire engines with ten crew were called at approximately 2.30 pm while the precinct was still busy with dozens of shoppers and the area immediately to the front…

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…

Developers accused of lobbying

A Southend councillor has called for action to stop developers lobbying council members over planning applications it has been reported in the Southend Standard. In an article entitled ‘Council doesn’t need developers sales pitch‘ Southend Councillor David Norman said major developers had been sending members of the development control committee e-mails and glossy brochures to…

Developer defends Park 21 plans

Developers McCarthy & Stone have responded to the Eastleigh News article ‘300 jobs sacrificed for more flats’ and defended their plans to build a block of premium retirement apartments on the abandoned ‘Centris’ site claiming they have a ‘high level ‘ of local support for the scheme. They maintain that although they have been advertising…

MP’s Road Rage

Eastleigh’s MP Chris Huhne has hit out at the lack of planning that has seen Eastleigh’s town centre centre become surrounded by roadworks and diversions. Traders in Eastleigh’s town centre have been beset bya  series of recent problems affecting their trade: power cuts, extreme weather, repairs to the  local electricity network and now roadworks. The…