Brockhampton West – Application for Outline Planning

Having called their bluff over the possibility that they might have created another ‘Potash Terrace‘, there are signs that at least part of the HBC Regeneration Strategy might actually be getting somewhere – either by accident or by design. It appears that despite previous concerns held by residents groups and back-bench councillors alike, there actually … Continue reading Brockhampton West – Application for Outline Planning

Brockhampton West – The blackouts come down

Tonight’s ‘Governance, Audit and Finance Board’ meeting should have been of particular interest, given that Item 5 on the agenda related to the ‘Calling in’ of the Cabinet Decision to sell the Brockhampton West site. You can read our report of that meeting and the decision in question by clicking the link. Overview and Scrutiny … Continue reading Brockhampton West – The blackouts come down

Brockhampton West – Selling off the family silver again?

Or perhaps more accurately, ‘the family landfill’. Nevertheless, despite its inauspicious history, Brockhampton West (see below) is an extremely attractive plot of land strategically positioned at the junction of the A27 and the A3(M). At 10:30 this evening, we received formal notification from Havant Borough Council of their decision to dispose of Brockhampton West. This … Continue reading Brockhampton West – Selling off the family silver again?

HCS ‘Open Community Forum’, 3 November at St. Faith’s church

Introduction This was the first, post-Covid HCS public meeting and given the audience response, we’re considering making this a regular twice-yearly event. The meeting was held in St Faith’s church, depicted in the HCS logo and located at the heart of the historic town centre. This beautiful Havant landmark offers the perfect space for a … Continue reading HCS ‘Open Community Forum’, 3 November at St. Faith’s church

HBC’s response to the Southern Water consultation

We were pleased to see that HBC’s belated* response to the recently closed consultation followed the public mood fairly closely and didn’t pull many punches, missing just one of the significant objections made by many others. ‘Site 72’, or Brockhampton West as it’s more commonly known, is a former council landfill located close to the … Continue reading HBC’s response to the Southern Water consultation

Hampshire Water Transfer and Water Recycling – Public Consultation

[Updated – July 17] Southern Water, with Portsmouth Water in tow, are currently engaged on a public consultation which will run until August 16th, putting their case for a vast new development programme which would make fundamental changes to the operation of the Havant Thicket Reservoir, construct an environmentally questionable industrial-scale Water Recyling plant at … Continue reading Hampshire Water Transfer and Water Recycling – Public Consultation

HBC’s bold new strategy kicks the Regeneration can down the road again

The latest series of Regeneration Papers were considered by the Overview and Scrutiny Committee of Havant Borough Council on Tuesday, 1st March, passing ‘scrutiny’ with flying colours and no issues flagged. The papers passed through the Cabinet meeting on Monday 7th March with only a minor amendment and their passage through the next full Council … Continue reading HBC’s bold new strategy kicks the Regeneration can down the road again

Amazon’s* white vans, parking on a street near you next year

On 9 September last year, the Planning Committee approved the demolition of the Pfizer site at 32 New Lane and its replacement by an Amazon distribution centre.  HCS and the New Lane Residents had argued long and hard that the traffic numbers on which the application was based were completely unsound, a fact that any … Continue reading Amazon’s* white vans, parking on a street near you next year