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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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July eFocus

by Jim Forrest on 14 July, 2021

See the latest edition or our online Newsletter.

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IFA2 passes all tests

by Jim Forrest on 29 June, 2021

National Grid report that the IFA2 Interconnector at Daedalus has completed its testing process, and meets all the planning condcitions set by Fareham Council. The station is quieter than expected -during a quiet night noise levels are around 10 decibels lower than background noise. There are no significant emissions that would impact radio frequencies used […]

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Newgate Lane – victory for residents

by Jim Forrest on 8 June, 2021

Plans for up to 190 homes at Peel Common have been refused by a Planning inspector after the lengthy appeal hearing earlier this year. It’s great news for residents in Newgate Lane, Woodcote Lane and Albert Road who would have seen their semi-rural community more than double in size. The effects on the community, impact […]

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Airport update

by Jim Forrest on 24 May, 2021

Here is the latest newsletter from Solent Airport management – sadly, the popular Spitfires will be elsewhere until the autumn. They also report that the CAA has investigated noise complaint and found no rule breaches – though it would have been good to have a link to the actual report. See the newsletter here.

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A leafier lane?

by Jim Forrest on 22 May, 2021

A resident in Burnt House Lane points out that it’s one of the few streets in Stubbington with a wide grass verge, yet no roadside trees. With the Council pledged to plant more trees as part of its strategy to combat the Climate Emergency, that seems a good place to start. And we’ve commented in […]

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Focus catch-up

by Jim Forrest on 6 April, 2021

During Lockdown when we were unable to deliver leaflets, we published email editions of our Focus newsletter. Catch up with them here: March eFocus. February eFocus. We’ll continue with these to bring quick updates on local news in between print editions. If you would like to receive copies, email “Yes please to eFocus” to [email protected]

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Your Crofton candidates

by Jim Forrest on 2 April, 2021

Liberal Democrats will be fighting every seat in Fareham in the Borough and County Council elections on May 6. Your local candidates are: Fareham Borough Council Hill Head Stubbington David Hamilton Jimmy Roberts David Hamilton has lived in Fareham since 2015. He has a career in insurance, and his wife runs a small business locally. […]

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Plan for safer crossings

by Jim Forrest on 24 March, 2021

Hampshire County Council is considering possible changes to the junctions and roundabouts in the village to improve safety for pedestrians and cyclists, and to encourage through traffic to use the Stubbington bypass. Stubbington councillors and the County Councillor took part in an initial consultation with officers, and there will be a public consultation in the […]

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Newgate Lane – a sense of place

by Jim Forrest on 4 March, 2021

Jim Forrest attended all of the fortnight-long hearing into appeals by Fareham Land LP, over plans to build 190 homes on land at Newgate Lane. His Statement to the Inspector, opposing the development, was quoted extensively in the summing up by the barrister acting for Fareham Council. Jim said: I am a Fareham Borough Councillor […]

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