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Stoneham development plans spark local protest

Save Stoneham Park

Local people in Eastleigh say historic and beautiful parkland will be lost forever if developers are allowed to build 1,100 homes at Stoneham Park. The land used to form part of the Fleming estate and borders grounds that were originally landscaped by Capability Brown in the 18th Century. Eastleigh Borough Council has identified the site…

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…

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…

Green Party leader sticks up for Stoneham

Natalie Bennett, the newly elected Green party leader, has said that Eastleigh Borough Council’s plans to build 1,300 houses on historic parkland “make no sense” and has urged local residents to oppose them. The party leader was visiting Green Party members in Southampton yesterday but took time out to see for herself the threatened land in Eastleigh’s…

Party Leader to meet Stoneham Park campaigners

Natalie Bennett, the newly elected leader of the Green Party, will be in Eastleigh later today to meet campaigners fighting to save the Borough’s green spaces from development. Protestors from ‘Save Stoneham Park’ and the ‘Rescue  the Rec’ groups will gather at historic Stoneham Park to tell Natalie Bennett how they believe the  local council…

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…

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…

Future of Stoneham Park dominates local hustings

The future of Stoneham Park was very much on the agenda as local candidates took to the hustings at the Pavilion on the Park on Monday evening to play ‘pass the hot potato.’ The hustings for Eastleigh South ward formed part of the annual general meeting of the Aviary Residents association. Only the Labour candidate…