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End to austerity? Not here

by jimforrest on 16 October, 2019

Hampshire County Council is proposing another £80million of cuts in its so-called Transformation to 2021. The Tory Government tell us austerity is supposed to be over – measures like these from the Tory County Council tell us it’s not! • £1.76 million cuts to libraries – which could mean some whole library closures, or day […]

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Shelter spruce-up

by jimforrest on 8 October, 2019

Staff at Fareham Council acted quickly when we asked for this area round the bus shelter at Gosport Road / Harold Road to be strimmed. The Grounds chief undertook to find out why it was unmanaged. A week later, the work was done, and it’s once more an attractive refuge for the many people who […]

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Oakcroft Lane: 261-home scheme thrown out

by jimforrest on 9 September, 2019

Fareham’s Planning Committee has rejected Persimmon’s plans for 261 homes on land at Oakcroft Lane between Crofton Cemetery and Peak Lane. Planning officers listed 21 detailed grounds for refusal, and Stubbington councillor Jim Forrest said in a submission to the committee: “This is inappropriate development which would lead to coalescence of settlements and degradation of […]

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Focus on the Local Plan

by jimforrest on 30 July, 2019

Fareham Liberal Democrats have published our response to the Council’s draft Local Plan (See Pressure for Housing Sites below). We raise some of the questions we believe the Council should be asking in response to applications for development. See our response here.

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More pressure for housing sites

by jimforrest on 19 June, 2019

Fareham Council is running a Consultation until July 26 about revisions to its Local Plan.This is because the Government has announced a new way to calculate housing need, and Fareham now needs to plan for at least 520 new houses every year.There will be a Community Action Team meeting about it at Holy Rood Church […]

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What’s doing at Daedalus?

by jimforrest on 6 February, 2019

Today, Thursday March 7, you can have your say on Fareham Council’s “Vision for Daedalus” recently  approved by Fareham Council’s Executive. Residents often ask us about developments at the airfield, so to help, you can find the document on the meeting agenda here: (Look for Item 9(3) Attachment 1.) A special Crofton CAT meeting about […]

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Community victory in Old Street appeal

by jimforrest on 22 January, 2019

Great news! Refusal of 150 homes in Old Street beside the National Nature Reserve has been confirmed by the Government’s Inspector. As well as protecting Titchfield Haven, the reasons for refusal give hope that other parts of the Strategic Gap between Stubbington/Hill Head and Fareham can be defended. Congratulations to the local residents who campaigned […]

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Trim to enhance War Memorial

by jimforrest on 16 January, 2019

Work has started to trim the hedge around the eastern end of Stubbington War Memorial (the end nearest the Red Lion) to a height of about 3ft. This will give better views of events such as the Armistice Service and the Christmas Carol Service, while the hedge at the western end will be kept at […]

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Roadworks ahead for Interconnector

by jimforrest on 6 January, 2019

Snooker Hall: Plan for flats resubmitted

by jimforrest on 28 December, 2018

A new application to turn the former Snooker hall into flats has slipped into the weekly list- two days before Christmas, when the Council offices are closed. This time the plan is for 9 flats rather than 10, and the applicants say they have addressed problems with odours and noise associated with the retail premises […]

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