HCC’s response to Havant’s traffic issues leaves HCS members’ questions unanswered

There have been a number of recently approved planning applications where residents have had serious concerns over the impact on traffic through the town. We therefore thought it would be helpful to residents if a representative of the Hampshire County Council (HCC) Highways Team attended our public meeting on 3 November to explain their processes … Continue reading HCC’s response to Havant’s traffic issues leaves HCS members’ questions unanswered

Havant Local Plan – ‘Building a Better Future’?

The project to develop Havant Borough Council's new 'Local Plan' began in July and as a member of Havant Borough Residents' Alliance (HBRA), HCS were invited to put questions to David Hayward, Planning Policy Manager, at a meeting chaired by Councillor Elizabeth Lloyd on July 28th. Questions from the twelve member groups of the HBRA … Continue reading Havant Local Plan – ‘Building a Better Future’?

HBC Scrutiny – A fresh start for 2022/23

The first outing for the new Overview and Scrutiny Committee on Wednesday 24th August was encouraging and we're looking forward to continuing coverage of these important meetings as the new chair, Cllr. David Keast, takes the workplan forward over the coming year. It's well worth listening to the whole of this short meeting as it … Continue reading HBC Scrutiny – A fresh start for 2022/23

‘Land at Palk Road’ Development Consultation Forum

The Development Consultation Forum is a platform for a developer to share their proposal with the council and interested community groups along with the public before moving onto the planning application stage. For further details of the objective of the Development Consultation Forum, look at the Havant Borough Council DCF page here. The good news … Continue reading ‘Land at Palk Road’ Development Consultation Forum

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

Amazon Havant – Breaking the silence

It's been a long time since we've posted an update on the 32 New Lane site but following the first, long-overdue face-to-face meeting between the site owner, the developer and the residents, facilitated - or not, as it happened - by Havant Borough Council (HBC) representatives, this update is also long overdue. The public meeting … Continue reading Amazon Havant – Breaking the silence

New planning application on the way for Campdown

A PUBLIC consultation has been launched for a housing development in Campdown, Purbrook. Residents will be able to have their say on 653 'high quality' homes until July 25 when the consultation session ends. To set the context, the site lies to the west of the A3(M), south of the Havant and South Downs College … Continue reading New planning application on the way for Campdown

Lidl – Another ‘final straw’ for the Asda roundabout?

At the meeting of the Planning Committee on 30th June, approval was given to the planning application for the new Lidl store beside the B&Q site in northern Bedhampton. While this hardly came as a surprise to those who regularly watch the activities of the Planning Committee, it seems that the Committee and its chairman, … Continue reading Lidl – Another ‘final straw’ for the Asda roundabout?