Tag: Rescue the Rec

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…

Olson “disappointed” on Rec debate move

Councillors arriving for last nights Full Council meeting were being tight lipped when asked for their thoughts on a Conservative motion to protect the Town’s Leigh Road Recreation from any future development. Local residents had concerns after Area Committee members had indicated support for a  plan from Sainsbury’s to build on the rec and the Borough planning department  had recommended  it should be…

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 –…

Shock as Sainsbury’s withdraw planning application

Supermarket giant Sainsbury’s have withdrawn their application for a new store and home delivery hub in Eastleigh Town Centre which would have seen , 5,000 square feet of recreational space and 47 trees concreted over. Eastleigh News understands there had been a series of meetings all day yesterday between Sainsbury’s representatives, council officers and Councillors…

Park Protesters rally on Rec

      Objectors to development on Eastleigh public parks held a protest rally at Leigh Road Rec on Saturday to draw attention to the October deadline for public consultation on the local plan and proposed Sainsbury’s development. Protestors for the ‘Save Stoneham park’ and the ’Rescue the Rec’ resident groups joined forces to stage…

Campaigners to bring park protest to town

Eastleigh Bandstand,leigh road, eastleigh

Campaign groups fighting to save Eastleigh’s green spaces from development will join forces this Saturday to highlight the fast approaching October deadline for public consultation on both the Local Plan and the proposed extension of Sainsbury’s supermarket onto the town’s recreation ground. ‘Save Stoneham Park’ protestors along with objectors from ‘Rescue the Rec’ will gather…

Sainsbury’s plan tree loss ‘Unacceptable’ says expert

Sainsbury’s controversial plan to build a megastore and home delivery depot over part of Eastleigh’s popular recreation ground has drawn criticism from an Eastleigh council officer who believes it will result in the “loss of a large proportion of urban tree stock”. The officer from the council tree services department has objected to the plan…