Yesterday's press release from Havant Borough Council raised more than a few eyebrows among our members and peer groups. HBC have issued a press release on the subject of 'the Warblington Farm initiative' before and the residents' reaction this time is broadly similar. The HBC submission in the 'Planning for the natural environment' category of … Continue reading Havant Borough Council wins creative writing award
Portsmouth Water submit planning application for Havant Thicket
Portsmouth Water have now submitted their planning applications for the new reservoir at Havant Thicket, see the promotional video below: https://youtu.be/MqbG1g2YJpQ Portsmouth Water promotional video For further details, please refer to Portsmouth Water at this link. Once the planning application is lodged and accepted by the council, we'll update this website with the details for … Continue reading Portsmouth Water submit planning application for Havant Thicket
Southern Water – ‘Performance Status Red- significantly below target’
On Friday October 2nd, the Environment Agency published their long awaited 'Environmental Performance Assessment (EPA) results 2019 for water and sewerage companies' document and the results don't make for happy reading for Solent area residents. Click on the chart if you want to zoom in on the detail of why Southern Water have just been … Continue reading Southern Water – ‘Performance Status Red- significantly below target’
HBC Warblington Press Release – Greenwash at its worst!
An excellent letter from from Ann Buckley, co-ordinator of the Havant Borough Residents Alliance, to the Portsmouth News in response to the recent HBC press release . "I write in response your recent article "Trailblazing move to help housebuilding'. My first reaction to this was, if Havant Borough Council had listened a decade ago and … Continue reading HBC Warblington Press Release – Greenwash at its worst!
Havant – Tired but lovely
The full set of photographs from an early morning walk around the town centre this week is now on the website after an earlier trail on Facebook. To view the set, click the image below.
Nutrient neutrality and the HBC Warblington Farm ‘initiative’.
While we welcome a positive news story for Havant, we should put today's press release from Havant Borough Council into a broader context and in doing so perhaps remove some of the political spin. (To read the original press release from DEFRA et al, from which most of the text of the HBC press release … Continue reading Nutrient neutrality and the HBC Warblington Farm ‘initiative’.
A subterranean surprise at the Wessex site
Demolition at the Wessex site had been proceeding at a steady rate until the machinery struck thin air, exposing a large chamber about three metres deep on the site of the large workshop building on the New Lane side. The surprise find has been tentatively identified as the site of a coke oven, a Victorian … Continue reading A subterranean surprise at the Wessex site
The Gazebo Garden Open Day – June 15th
Langstone Technology Park – DCF comments
Yesterday afternoon I went along to the Civic Plaza to observe the Development Consultation Forum discussion regarding proposed development at Langstone Technology Park. In the early seventies, this was the site which put Havant firmly on the global map as a centre of high technology manufacturing and information services. We'd already seen the international success … Continue reading Langstone Technology Park – DCF comments
Is there a future for the original IBM Havant site buildings?
Back in January, we reported on a move to list the former IBM Havant Plant buildings at what is now the Langstone Technology Park. If such a move is to bear fruit, it can't come soon enough. Havant Borough Council's Development Consultation Forum #48 will consider the future of this site on Tuesday 21st May … Continue reading Is there a future for the original IBM Havant site buildings?
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