Havant Borough Council wins creative writing award

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

Taking Responsibility for Traffic Management

Updated 18/4/2021 07:00 Background to this article A planning application is under review for an unnamed international warehousing and distribution company to set up a 'last mile delivery' operation at the former Pfizer site in New Lane. The 24/7, three shift operation will provide the base for more than 800 delivery vans servicing Hampshire, Sussex … Continue reading Taking Responsibility for Traffic Management

32 New Lane – The full story on traffic and jobs?

Updated – 03-4-2021:Read the main story hereRead our media comment hereRead our ‘Fact check’ post hereConsultation on this plan officially closes on Tuesday but comments can still be made online after that date. If you feel strongly about this, please do make your views known. Full details are given in the 'Main story' post, see the link … Continue reading 32 New Lane – The full story on traffic and jobs?

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’

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

Southern Water – ‘I’ll get back to you on that’

For those who followed our report of Southern Water's appearance before an HBC Scrutiny Panel on November 13th, we thought you might be interested in Southern Water's responses, received today, to the questions they were unable to answer on the day.