Tag: Local Plan

Don’t destroy our golf course!

Eastleigh’s former Chief Executive Chris Tapp addressed the Council Cabinet last month as it met to consider revisions to the local plan. The Botley Park golfer spoke up for the club threatened with redevelopment as a housing estate. “One of the things in which l had real pride, during my 14 years as Eastleigh’s Chief…

Where are our Councillors?

Save Stoneham second walk

“Where are our Councillors?” asked local residents last Saturday as they set out on a ‘protest ramble’ across on parkland threatened by plans to build 1,300 new homes. The ‘Save Stoneham Park’ action group had invited all  of the Borough’s elected representatives to join them last  Saturday afternoon,  but none of the 44 council members…

Weekend protests in Eastleigh

Two events are being staged this weekend by local ‘Anti- development ‘groups. This afternoon the ‘Save Stoneham Park’ is inviting councillors and local residents to join them on a leisurely ramble around the park land earmarked for 13,000 new homes under the proposed local plan. Save Stoneham Park organisers who have invited councillors said: “We…

Local residents in countryside protest march

Objectors to Eastleigh Council’s local housing plan joined forces with the Aviary Residents Association to walk around the countryside of Stoneham Park  on Saturday afternoon – land the Council have deemed suitable for the construction of 1300 new houses. The walk, on what was a pleasantly sunny afternoon took the protestors over fields threatened by the bulldozers…

Fight to save Stoneham Park

A recently launched website   by an Eastleigh man www.stonehampark.org.uk was born from local residents concerns over the proposals from Eastleigh Borough Council to develop a green area for housing purposes. Stoneham Park is the green belt of land between Eastleigh and Southampton that is bounded by Chestnut Avenue, Stoneham Lane and Basset Green Road. Local residents fear that this green gap will…

Chandler’s Ford Parish Council takes Planning Role

At a special meeting of Chandler’s Ford’s Parish Council, Councillors decided to take the opportunity presented to Parish Councils by the Government’s recently enacted Localism Act and take on the responsibility of determining where new housing developments would be located in the Chandler’s Ford Parish area. Until now identifying sites for housing in Chandler’s Ford…