This may sound like a dry subject but read on, it's actually rather important and will drive the way your town and its surrounding area evolves. (As always, click the underlined links to find out more. Internal links and videos will open on this same page, external links and documents will normally open in a … Continue reading A Housing Delivery Action Plan that’s short on actions
In previous years, Havant Civic Society confined its interest to matters pertaining to the immediate town centre. As might be evident from some of our recent posts, we now place equal weight to matters affecting the surrounding area and this post represents one such example. It also shows, for a welcome change, a good example … Continue reading Southleigh Park – Bargate Homes ‘Application for tree works’
Tonight's 'Governance, Audit and Finance Board' meeting should have been of particular interest, given that Item 5 on the agenda related to the 'Calling in' of the Cabinet Decision to sell the Brockhampton West site. You can read our report of that meeting and the decision in question by clicking the link. Overview and Scrutiny … Continue reading Brockhampton West – The blackouts come down
We see that Luken Beck, acting on behalf of Bargate Homes, have come back with a revised application for the land south of Lower Road, Bedhampton. This application, you may recall, was refused back in March this year. Having lodged an appeal to the planning inspector, Luken Beck have regrouped and reissued the proposal, accompanied … Continue reading Lower Road Bedhampton – Bargate Homes raising the stakes
Updated - 31-10-2020 - To add reference to the letter from Barratt Last night's Development Management Committee meeting was a good opportunity for our members and friends to embrace HBC's new digital first mode of operation and watch the workings of local government. If you didn't manage to watch it, don't worry, you can catch … Continue reading ‘Development Management’ through the looking glass.
We've been looking a little harder at the old Southern Electric site on the corner of Petersfield Road and Bartons Road. Poole based developer Fortitudo Properties, have their sights set on building another McDonalds and another Costa Coffee on what really ought to be a northern gateway to Havant Town Centre. It seems that even … Continue reading Havant’s ‘Healthy Borough’ or Fortitudo’s ‘Healthy Profit’?
There were some excellent contributions from a wide variety of backbenchers - notably mostly from the same side as our own Alan Mak MP. Having read with interest the submission that he put his name to, we were looking forward to his contribution to the debate, a summary of which can be found in today's … Continue reading That Planning Reform debate…
For those of you wondering what was under consideration for the Bartons Road / Petersfield Road former Southern Electric site, all has been revealed in this week's planning list. Click on the image to get the idea. That's another McDonalds and a 'Drive-thru' Costa at the top of the site, entrance from Bartons Road, with … Continue reading The Bartons Road Southern Electric site is aiming for the architectural wooden spoon
[Press release from HBC - 30-9-2020] Updated 1-10-2020 to include link to HBC formal responseUpdated 5-10-2020 to include Alan Mak MP's formal response. "Havant Borough Council is urging central government to urgently reconsider its proposed planning system reforms which would see the number of homes in the borough nearly doubling. The council has sent a … Continue reading Havant Borough Council urges government to reconsider proposed planning reforms
Yes, you read that correctly. Following on from our post on the CPRE's take on the 'Planning for the Future' white paper, we're encouraged to read in the press today that 'a survey across Tory heartlands has revealed party representatives are baulking at ministers’ plans to sharply increase housing targets in electoral strongholds like Hampshire … Continue reading Planning Reform – Councillors are revolting!