Tag: Local Plan

Council urged to accept Local Plan changes

Councillor Margaret Atkinson

The Leader of the Eastleigh’s Conservative Group is urging the Council to make modifications to the Local Plan and put an end to “uncertainty and hostile planning applications.” In a letter to the Council chief Nick Tustian, Councillor Margaret Atkinson also complained that a press release posted on the Council’s website was ‘misleading’. Earlier this…

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…

Report: General Election 2019 Hustings

The conservative parliamentary candidate for Eastleigh has said he will ask the Secretary of State to throw out the Borough Council’s local plan and seek to secure funding for a Chickenhall Lane link road within two weeks of becoming an MP. Around 150 people attended an Election Hustings at King Community Church in Hedge End…

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 to build 1,400 new homes in Horton Heath

Council wins £21 million from Homes England. The 310 acre site will include 460 affordable homes and new community facilities Eastleigh Borough Council has been awarded a £21 million funding deal with Homes England to ‘kick start’ the development of a 310 acre site at Horton Heath. The site, which includes land at Chalcroft Farm and…

Steve Brine urges new City Council to oppose Local Plan

Winchester and Chandler’s Ford MP writes letter to Winchester Lib Dem leader  Steve Brine, the MP for Winchester & Chandler’s Ford has written to the leader of the Liberal Democrat group on Winchester City Council to seek assurances over the line her new incoming administration will take on Eastleigh’s draft local plan which proposes the…

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…

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…

Local housing on council meeting agenda

Eastleigh Council is set to consider its Emerging Local Plan – which will determine the location of future housing development in the borough  – at a meeting to be held at King’s Community Church, Hedge End at 7pm on 20 July 2017. The report outlines the emerging approach for the Eastleigh Local Plan including proposals…