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Focus on the Local Plan

by Jim Forrest 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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Trim to enhance War Memorial

by Jim Forrest 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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Guarding our green lungs

by Jim Forrest on 31 October, 2018

Almost half of the Open Space in Fareham is not owned by the Council, Lib Dems have discovered. But policies are in place which should protect most of it from development – if residents are vigilant. Jim Forrest asked a series of questions at the Council following the recent controversy over attempts to fence off […]

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Fence round open space rejected.

by Jim Forrest on 31 August, 2018

Applications to erect  two metre fences round part of the open space between Springfield Way, Dallington Close and Mulberry Avenue have now been rejected by planing officers. (Details can be found on Fareham Council’s website, ref P/18/0864/LP and P/0866/LP.) ButLib Dems have found that other green spaces could be under threat. The green north of […]

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Builders challenge Old Street decision

by Jim Forrest on 15 May, 2018

Bargate Homes has appealed against Fareham Council’s refusal of 150 homes on land west of Old Street, near the nature reserve. Deadline for appeals to the Planning Inspectorate is June 15. Planning appeals are decided by the Government’s Planning Inspectorate, not Fareham Borough Council. The Planning Inspectorate will hold a Public Inquiry to discuss the […]

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Developers eye up more countryside

by Jim Forrest on 12 May, 2018

A company calling itself Fareham Land, part of the Pegasus Group,has published a proposal to build 200 homes on land between the old and new routes of Newgàte Lane, surrounding the historic Peel Farm house. They say it would “provide a naturàl extension” to the 475-home community proposed east of the new road in Fareham […]

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To say the housing numbers we have today is the sole fault of government is a gross exaggeration. The housing projections we have today never even went in front of all the members, simply a selective few. While we wait for the Government to announce their final draft of the New National Planning Policy Framework, which […]

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Revised local plan will be crucial for village

by Jim Forrest on 19 April, 2018

Fareham has to find sites for almost 3,500 extra homes in the next few years. This is because of delays to the 6,000-home Welborne plan which the Tories said would meet housing need. So a revised local plan is being discussed to find sites for these, while as far as possible preserving strategic gaps between […]

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26 new houses in Green Belt

by Alex Brims on 8 April, 2018

26 houses on Ranvilles Lane and Oakcroft Lane There has been a planning application for 26 houses on the land next to Ranvilles Lane and Oakcroft Lane near the Ark RSPCA centre. It is controversial as part of the land is on the site of the derelict Grange House and part of the land is in […]

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OLD Street – residents win first round

by Alex Brims on 8 April, 2018

Fareham’s Planning Committee threw out the proposal for 150 homes on farmland west of Old Street. This is an update to previous OLD Street stories: Planners said the development would seriously harm the landscape, appearance and function of the countryside. It would damage the integrity of the strategic gap and the physical and visual separation of […]

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