‘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

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?

Havant’s heritage. Should we refurbish it, or just rip it up and start again?

That is the topical question posed by a BBC Radio documentary program last week. If you've half an hour to spare, take the link and listen, especially if you work for Havant Borough Council and your brief includes Planning, Economic Development or Regeneration. The subject is not only relevant to the Council's plans to 'demolish … Continue reading Havant’s heritage. Should we refurbish it, or just rip it up and start again?

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

The 32 New Lane ‘intended occupier’? The News believes it to be Amazon

A typically tabloid headline which, if true, will be pounced on by Havant Borough Council for their next press release. The real number appears towards the end of the article. If we are to believe the content of the planning application, there will be just over 70 permanent jobs, at least some of which we … Continue reading The 32 New Lane ‘intended occupier’? The News believes it to be Amazon

The 32 New Lane planning decision – as it happened

Preface There are four video clips covering the entire agenda item of the meeting in this post. If you want to understand how planning decisions are taken at HBC, then this is as good a place as any to start. We've left off the boring piece at the beginning, though it does contain some interesting … Continue reading The 32 New Lane planning decision – as it happened

32 New Lane, Vectos and Mr. Dix’s difficulty with numbers.

At yesterday's planning committee meeting, had anybody actually been listening, rather than just making up the numbers, they'd have picked up at first hand the difficulty we've had making sense of the Vectos transport documentation associated with the 32 New Lane planning application. Read on, then look at the table and listen to the clip … Continue reading 32 New Lane, Vectos and Mr. Dix’s difficulty with numbers.

HBC votes for increased traffic while RegenCo gets the green light to spend more on consultants

This will be a brief update, our regular webmaster having taken a well-deserved break. There will be a couple of detailed posts coming in a few days as we outline below, but for now, if you've been away, just take the links in the text below to catch up. Over the past two evenings, the … Continue reading HBC votes for increased traffic while RegenCo gets the green light to spend more on consultants

Bargate making a grab for a quick buck again at Bedhampton

Regular readers will be aware of the struggle our friends in Bedhampton have had over Lower Road, well it's just taken the inevitable turn. There are those in our part-time Council who will doubtless be rubbing their hands in glee at the thought of another dent in the housing numbers! Another 43 houses squeezed in … Continue reading Bargate making a grab for a quick buck again at Bedhampton

Portsmouth Water – Flooded with objections?

It seems that when we wrote this piece back on August 5, we were not alone in questioning the 'evidence' provided by Portsmouth Water's 'consultants'. Almost two weeks later, on August 17, the Environment Agency made the same point as a mandatory consultee: (Note*: It took a further week before this letter was loaded to … Continue reading Portsmouth Water – Flooded with objections?