How to find and comment on a planning application

Commenting on a planning application is a relatively simple process. If you've ever written a product review online, then you can certainly do this! We've shown a simple six step process here for first Finding, and then Commenting on a planning application. Normally, if we give you a link to comment on a planning application … Continue reading How to find and comment on a planning application

The good, the bad and the ugly – Another 444 homes in 3 planning applications

Here's an update on 3 planning applications totalling 444 proposed new homes currently in the planning process for the area surrounding Havant Town. They split neatly into three categories, the good, the bad and the downright ugly. So first, the Good: 'Cabbagefield Row', 150 affordable homes on the shore of the Havant Thicket reservoir At … Continue reading The good, the bad and the ugly – Another 444 homes in 3 planning applications

HBC, planning applications and a little matter of trust

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 of 'trustworthiness'. The figure is all the more … Continue reading HBC, planning applications and a little matter of trust

Risky business – HBC and EHDC figure in Times Investigation

Click the image below to read the article, from The Times, 17 September 2021. 'A spokesman from the ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government said: “Councils should not take excessive risks with taxpayers’ money in pursuit of commercial income.”' © Times Newspapers Table from the print edition

Amazon? 32 New Lane? Really?! Hardly a wise location!

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 Amazon? 32 New Lane? Really?! Hardly a wise location!

Gazebo Garden – Plant sale on Saturday!

The Autumn is a very good time for planting out into the garden; the soil is still warm and the plants get well established before flowering. As part of Havant  Borough Green Week, there will be a plant sale on Saturday, 18th September in the Gazebo Garden, between 10am and 12 noon. Martin Hampton, our local … Continue reading Gazebo Garden – Plant sale on Saturday!

The strange case of the disappearing Cabinet Meeting

Several people have been in touch today to say that they couldn't find the papers from last week's Cabinet Meeting. In fact, the Cabinet meeting of Wednesday 8 September had completely disappeared from the HBC Meetings Calendar. We took a look and couldn't find it either. It appears that the entry disappeared from the Council … Continue reading The strange case of the disappearing Cabinet Meeting

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