An Extraordinary Cabinet meeting with a lot of added boosterism

At this afternoon's brief Extraordinary Council Meeting, Cllr. Satchwell likened the split with East Hants District Council to "a de-coupling, a divorce, or 'other things'", but suffice to say, in less than ten minutes, we witnessed an extraordinary degree of upbeat boosterism from the Leader as the Cabinet listened attentively, debated in 'the usual manner', … Continue reading An Extraordinary Cabinet meeting with a lot of added boosterism

The Gazebo Garden receives a grant from Hampshire County Council

We are pleased to report that our local County Councillor for Emsworth & St Faith's, Cllr Lulu Bowerman, has approved our application for a grant to support Havant Civic Society’s work to maintain and enhance the Havant Gazebo Garden. A total of £1,000 has been received, which will be used to update and reprint visitor … Continue reading The Gazebo Garden receives a grant from Hampshire County Council

An unexpected end to ‘Shaping the Future’

The uncomfortable relationship between East Hants District Council and Havant Borough Council has come to an end, it seems. The two local authority regions always made strange bedfellows and the 'non-merger' resulted in some questionable deliverables, the converged constitution, the Shaping our Future initiative being just two recent examples. Quite what it will mean for … Continue reading An unexpected end to ‘Shaping the Future’

Havant Regeneration, another year goes by

In the last twelve months, HCS has had little or no productive engagement with the HBC Regeneration Team and general frustration with the programme is starting to turn to disillusionment. It seems barely a year since we posted this account of the Regeneration Update from November 2020. Listening again to the recordings in that post … Continue reading Havant Regeneration, another year goes by

Kingsbridge attempts to strip Havant Borough Council of control over the traffic generated by its widely rumoured Amazon distribution centre

Kingsbridge Estates have raised another planning application in an attempt to remove or cripple key planning conditions placed on the approval for its proposed Amazon Delivery Centre at the former Pfizer site at 32 New Lane. The conditions in question are those deliberately drafted by Havant Borough Council's planning officers to enable them to manage … Continue reading Kingsbridge attempts to strip Havant Borough Council of control over the traffic generated by its widely rumoured Amazon distribution centre

Langstone Park – Pre-planning consultation available

As part of "their commitment to community engagement", the project team has arranged a virtual public exhibition to provide you with an opportunity to view their draft masterplan for Langstone Park and provide your comments, prior to the submission of a planning application to Havant Borough Council. What the new master plan appears to be … Continue reading Langstone Park – Pre-planning consultation available

The reasons why HBC must stick to its guns over the New Lane ‘last mile delivery centre’

A new planning application has been raised for the former Pfizer site at 32 New Lane: APP/21/01244 | Variation of condition No's 4 (Operational Management Plan), 9 (Livery/Branding), 10 (Traffic Monitoring) and 28 (Employment and Skills Plan) of planning permission APP/21/00200 and the introduction of a new Community Liaison Strategy Condition. | 32 New Lane, Havant, PO9 2NG The … Continue reading The reasons why HBC must stick to its guns over the New Lane ‘last mile delivery centre’

32 New Lane – An important update

If you made a comment on the contentious Planning Application for the 'last mile delivery centre' at New Lane, you will have received a letter in the past couple of days from HBC notifying you of a new planning application for the site. This is because Kingsbridge Estates have submitted a new application to make … Continue reading 32 New Lane – An important update

Stop Press ‘The Local Plan’: The Planning Inspector has spoken

"It is clear that the consultation did not comply with the Act and there is an unknown possibility that some party or parties could have been prejudiced. Consequently, there is a risk that the plan could be vulnerable to legalchallenge at adoption. The way to lessen this risk, by reducing the risk of prejudice, would … Continue reading Stop Press ‘The Local Plan’: The Planning Inspector has spoken

HBC, planning applications and a little matter of trust

Updated - 22 October Updated - 20 December It might surprise you to know that 81% of the residents of Havant trust their council. With the national average score being just 64%, which in itself would seem a commendable result, that must put Havant Borough Council right up near the top of the league table … Continue reading HBC, planning applications and a little matter of trust