HBC Scrutiny – A fresh start for 2022/23

The first outing for the new Overview and Scrutiny Committee on Wednesday 24th August was encouraging and we're looking forward to continuing coverage of these important meetings as the new chair, Cllr. David Keast, takes the workplan forward over the coming year. It's well worth listening to the whole of this short meeting as it … Continue reading HBC Scrutiny – A fresh start for 2022/23

‘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

HBC’s response to the Southern Water consultation

We were pleased to see that HBC's belated* response to the recently closed consultation followed the public mood fairly closely and didn't pull many punches, missing just one of the significant objections made by many others. 'Site 72', or Brockhampton West as it's more commonly known, is a former council landfill located close to the … Continue reading HBC’s response to the Southern Water consultation

Amazon Havant – Breaking the silence

It's been a long time since we've posted an update on the 32 New Lane site but following the first, long-overdue face-to-face meeting between the site owner, the developer and the residents, facilitated - or not, as it happened - by Havant Borough Council (HBC) representatives, this update is also long overdue. The public meeting … Continue reading Amazon Havant – Breaking the silence

New planning application on the way for Campdown

A PUBLIC consultation has been launched for a housing development in Campdown, Purbrook. Residents will be able to have their say on 653 'high quality' homes until July 25 when the consultation session ends. To set the context, the site lies to the west of the A3(M), south of the Havant and South Downs College … Continue reading New planning application on the way for Campdown

Hampshire Water Transfer and Water Recycling – Public Consultation

[Updated - July 17] Southern Water, with Portsmouth Water in tow, are currently engaged on a public consultation which will run until August 16th, putting their case for a vast new development programme which would make fundamental changes to the operation of the Havant Thicket Reservoir, construct an environmentally questionable industrial-scale Water Recyling plant at … Continue reading Hampshire Water Transfer and Water Recycling – Public Consultation

Elmleigh Road, Leigh Road and Eastern Road pedestrian and cycle safety works

Residents living north of the station will have noticed the road works at 'the back of the station', the staggered junction between Elmleigh, Eastern and Leigh Roads. Work began last week on a 13 week construction project which will redesign the junction giving safer access to pedestrians and cyclists while bringing a long overdue element … Continue reading Elmleigh Road, Leigh Road and Eastern Road pedestrian and cycle safety works

HBC spend £6,600 with Market Research agency to ‘explore Havant’s future’

Regular readers will be aware that Havant Civic Society, along with almost a dozen other local Havant Borough residents' groups, have been trying with limited success to engage with the HBC Regeneration Team for the past four years. We've put in a great deal of time and effort over that period, reviewing and critiquing the … Continue reading HBC spend £6,600 with Market Research agency to ‘explore Havant’s future’