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Council Tax hike outpaces incomes

by Focus team member on 6 March, 2018

At the Budget meeting, Fareham Council raised its tax again, with a £5 increase for band D properties. Lib Dems supported the budget as a whole because of the need to maintain services. But Lib Dem opposition leader Roger Price had concerns about the tax increase. Cllr Price said: ‘This will be the third year […]

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Old St decision – Wednesday 21st March

by Focus team member on 9 February, 2018

UPDATE: Planning meeting to be on Wednesday 21st March.   Bargate Homes’ proposal to build 160 houses at Old Street is likely to come to Fareham’s Planning Committee in March. Fareham planners have good grounds for rejecting it, because the Local Plan designates the site as part of the Countryside Gap separating Stubbington and Hill […]

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LIDL: Fight to protect jobs

by Focus team member on 20 January, 2018

LIDL is being allowed to demolish its existing store in Newgate Lane, and the adjoining Apex Centre business units, to enable them to build a bigger store. Three of the Planning Committee members voted against the proposal. They had tried to insist that the present store could not be demolished until the businesses in the […]

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IFA2: Safety and noise tackled

by Focus team member on 4 January, 2018

IFA2, the inter-connector project at Daedalus, took a step closer at recent Council meetings. The plans have been modified, reducing the size of the building and improving landscaping proposals to reduce its impact. Safety concerns have been addressed, with live tests to ensure aircraft instruments would not be affected, and there are important conditions in […]

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PLANS for some 150 houses on land to the west of Old Street have now been submitted. Our autumn issues warned this was likely, and we alerted hundreds of residents through emails and our Facebook page when the plans were posted on the Council’s website. The deadline for comments was January 12 – so the […]

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Our plea for cyclists gets results

by Focus team member on 15 December, 2017

We heard the day after Jim’s election that a revised plan has been submitted for the porch extension at the Community Centre. It includes provision for replacement cycle hoops, which Jim Forrest had asked for in comments on the plan, and which we highlighted in a recent Ad Lib. Good news for the many cyclists […]

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IFA2: National Grid must keep promises

by Focus team member on 28 November, 2017

A special meeting of Fareham Council’s planning committee on November 17th examined details of IFA2, National Grid’s proposed Interconnector at Daedalus, and the proposed new public open space to be financed by it. They included: ● Details of access, appearance, landscaping and appearance of the new public open space. ● Revised details of the converter […]

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