Tag: Local Plan

Ukip V Lib Dems in war of words

  Eastleigh’s rival Liberal Democrat and Ukip parties have clashed over housing as campaigning for the local elections on 22 May gets underway. The Lib Dems have seized on a Ukip leaflet distributed in Hedge End which stated that Allington Lane would be a ‘Perfect Solution’ for the location of future housing and  launched an online…

Protest as Hamble Lane enquiry gets underway

Local residents and councillors made their views known very clearly on Tuesday morning at the Lowford Centre in Bursledon ahead of a planning inquiry. “No” to more building on Hamble Lane. Bursledon Parish Councillor Jane Rich (front, centre) led the demonstration opposing a plan from big builder Taylor Wimpey to bust the Council’s Local Plan…

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.…

Councillors booed at Bishopstoke planning meeting

  Angry Bishopstoke residents booed their councillors last night after the go-ahead was given for a new housing estate in the village. Around 280 objections had been received by the council and over 100 locals crammed into the council committee room to try and persuade the area committee to kick out plans for 85 new…

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…

Botley High St to close for protest

  Traffic will grind to halt in Botley at noon tomorrow as up to four hundred local residents are set to Stage a protest march through the town’s High Street which will be closed to traffic from 11.45 am to 12.45pm (diversions will be in place.) Botley isn’t the sort of place you might normally…

Upset for Local Plan in Botley and Stoneham

  Doubts over Eastleigh Borough Council’s ability to deliver part of their Local Plan have emerged today after County Council Leader Ken Thornber confirmed that HCC would not be releasing land they own at Woodhouse Lane for a new 1,000 home development and that it would not support the construction of any more than 300…

Highway ‘concerns’ stall Local Plan

Progress on Eastleigh’s controversial Local Plan – which was due to be submitted to the planning inspector in January – has been delayed due to unresolved ‘substantial matters’ and ‘concerns’ from the Highways Agency the council has revealed on its website. A recent update on the council’s local plan web page reveals the public examination…

Rec motion wrecked

Eastleigh’s Conservative councillors have claimed that the Lib Dem ruling party do not want to protect the Leigh Road Recreation ground from development. The allegation followed a stormy meeting of Eastleigh Local Area Committee on Tuesday night after a Conservative motion to protect the Rec from any development was condemned as ‘politically motivated’  by the…

Council delegates ‘political’ Rec motion

Local residents fighting to save Eastleigh’s Leigh road recreation ground from developers have had their hopes dashed  after Council Leader Keith House dismissed a motion opposed to further encroachment as “Political Posturing” and Mayor Rupert Kyrle used standing orders to devolve a debate down to the Local Area Committee. Councillor Judith Grajewski – of  Eastleigh’s  four member Conservative opposition group –…

Local MP claims House inconsistent on green belt

John Denham has branded Eastleigh Borough Council Leader Keith House as inconsistent on green belt development and in a stinging attack has challenged him to explain his support for building at Stoneham Park. The Labour MP for Southampton Itchen was in Eastleigh over the weekend campaigning on behalf of PCC candidate Jacqui Rayment. While here…

Rush hour protest gets driver’s attention

Gridlocked Commuters stuck in traffic on Chestnut Avenue provided a captive audience for campaigners protesting over proposals to build 1,300 houses on green field land at Stoneham Park. Up to 20 local protestors lined both sides of the road during rush hour on Wednesday to draw attention to Eastleigh Borough Council’s  Local Plan which ends…

Local Plan campaigners take concerns to Housing Minister

Representatives from three local resident action groups have met with Housing Minister Mark Prisk to discuss Eastleigh Borough Council’s plans for housing development. Campaigners from three groups, the Botley Parish Action Group, the Hedge End and Bursledon Action Group  and  Save Stoneham Park  were in London to raise their concerns with Mr Prisk over the Council’s…