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Just for the record…

by Jim Forrest on 30 September, 2021

Fareham’s Revised Local Plan, submitted to the Housing Secretary of State on September 30, proposes to allow the building of more than 1,000 homes east of Peak Lane and south of Longfield Avenue, and 180 homes south of Oakcroft Lane and west of Peak Lane. Both sites are in Stubbington ward, and in the Strategic […]

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Lost countryside – for what?

by Jim Forrest on 29 July, 2021

Below is a submission Stubbington Councillor Jim Forrest made to the consultation on Fareham’s Local Plan. Lib Dems on the Council voted against the plan. We believe the Council should have stuck to the plan they agreed in December 2019 which was based on a lower and more up-to-date assessment of housing need. Large stretches […]

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Survey: What you said

by Jim Forrest on 8 November, 2020

Your answers to the survey in our Summer edition of Focus have been collated with those from Focus teams in other Fareham wards.

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Guarding our shops

by Jim Forrest on 23 October, 2020

Councillor Jim Forrest persuaded Fareham Council to alter Stubbington’s retail status from its previous “Local Centre” to “District Centre” in the debate on the Draft of the Publication Local Plan on October 22. We won’t see any changes to the village as a result of the change in definition – and that’s precisely why we […]

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…Two wheels better?

by Jim Forrest on 13 May, 2020

One consequence of the Coronavirus lockdown has been a big increase in both cycling and cycle sales. For now, this is mostly for exercise, but as businesses and factories re-open, we can expect an increase in people cycling to work or school, either because they find they prefer it to the car for shortish journeys […]

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A treasure worth preserving

by Jim Forrest on 24 February, 2020

Bob Seymour of the Focus Team offers these thoughts on Hill Head life: Our Hill Head community has much diversity in its combination of modern estate and earlier housing with the occasional architectural gem. It is bordered on two sides by outstanding natural features, the Titchfield Haven and the Solent. We are really quite fortunate […]

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Gap in the argument

by Jim Forrest on 17 February, 2020

Most discussion af the CAT Meeting at Holy Rood Church on February 10 centred on the concept of a Strategic Growth Area – the circumstances and conditions under which housing might be permitted in the Strategic Gap between Stubbington and Fareham. Briefly. Fareham is not proposing to allow building in the Strategic Gap to meet […]

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Builders eye up Bypass site

by Jim Forrest on 13 January, 2020

Before work has even started on the Stubbington Bypass, the developers are circling… Foreman Homes Ltd have asked Fareham Council for an Environmental Impact Assessment screening opinion ahead of a potential application to build 500+ homes on either side of the bypass at Titchfield Road. (See P/20/0005/EA in this week’s list of planning and other […]

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Shelter spruce-up

by Jim Forrest 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 Jim Forrest 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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