Havant Borough Council ward boundary changes coming

In brief Goodbye Barncroft, Battins, Warren Park and Bondfields, hello Leigh Park East and Leigh Park West, Langstone heads south of the bridge, St Faiths takes small nibbles out of Bedhampton and Emsworth's green space, while Emsworth gains the rest of Saxon Corner. The details The Local Government Boundary Commission draft report recommends that Havant … Continue reading Havant Borough Council ward boundary changes coming

Havant’s Gazebo Garden is on the map!

According to Google, there have been 100,000 views of the Havant Gazebo Garden on Google Maps since HCS added it as a 'place' to visit in Havant back in February, 2020. That's round about 130 people a day, assuming you believe what you read on the internet. Whether or not it's true, just having the … Continue reading Havant’s Gazebo Garden is on the map!

Havant’s voters deliver their verdict

We'll publish our full breakdown of the election results in a day or two, but for now, here's a run down of the winners, ranked by the percentage of the poll they each received in their respective wards. Councillor Mike Sceal wins the prize for the safest seat in town, elected by almost 61% of … Continue reading Havant’s voters deliver their verdict

HBC – In the News this week

The Leadership team at Havant Borough Council have been on the receiving end of letters in the News this week, in response to the flood of HBC press releases that have recently been outbound from their Communications team. The most recent letters concern the press release below which you may well have seen if you … Continue reading HBC – In the News this week

Havant – All you need is love

The lyrics of Lennon and McCartney’s famous song have never been more apposite than what is required to make Havant a thriving historic town it justifiably is, now as in the past.  I daily walk around Havant town centre because I live within this busy, vibrant community meeting place for visitors and residents alike. Nowadays, … Continue reading Havant – All you need is love

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

HBC admits defeat over the Local Plan and declares open season for builders

Given the two important items on the agenda of the Planning Policy Committee on February 22, those of us in the virtual public gallery had settled in for the long haul. We needn't have bothered, the meeting closed barely an hour later. Why is this important to everybody?   If you’re new to this, take … Continue reading HBC admits defeat over the Local Plan and declares open season for builders

Amazon – Analysis of the Planning Committee’s decision

Updated from original report of the meeting, February 4thUpdated , 19-2-2022, added final Conclusion The 'Amazon' disclaimer As the Planning Committee Meeting was reminded on February 3rd, there is still no official statement identifying the intended occupier for the 32 New Lane site. The two planning applications for that site have been considered "for what … Continue reading Amazon – Analysis of the Planning Committee’s decision

Latest update on Amazon from ‘The News’

There's a good piece by Toby Paine in Today's News - online edition. (Click the image to read) When the original planning application was approved in September 2021, regular readers will recall that HBC Planning Services attached a number of carefully worded planning conditions. The most significant of these required that traffic counters be placed … Continue reading Latest update on Amazon from ‘The News’

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 (EHDC) 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 … Continue reading An Extraordinary Cabinet meeting with a lot of added boosterism