HBC, planning applications and a little matter of trust

Updated - October 22 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 … 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

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

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?

End of the line for the last town Gasholder

Do you remember the days when you could watch the local gasholders sink down as the nation cooked their Sunday lunchtime roast dinners? Well those memories have long become history. In another small step in what we would like to think would be the intelligent regeneration of the New Lane employment area, a planning application … Continue reading End of the line for the last town Gasholder

Solent Freeport – What’s in it for Havant?

A few weeks ago, the Leader of the Council addressed a Havant Borough Council Cabinet meeting and expressed enthusiasm for the opportunities that the Solent Freeport would bring to Havant. In the absence of anything published since, I thought I'd take a closer look at what this might mean. (Warning, this is a longish read, … Continue reading Solent Freeport – What’s in it for Havant?

The Pfizer site plan – 2,500 extra HGV/LGV and 3,000 extra car movements every day – the 24/7 cost to our residential streets.

Updated - 02-4-2021:Read our media comment hereRead our 'Fact check' post hereRead our update on traffic numbers and jobs When we first reported on this one, we only had part of the story. To be honest, even now, we have less than three quarters of the story given that the planning application was submitted, probably … Continue reading The Pfizer site plan – 2,500 extra HGV/LGV and 3,000 extra car movements every day – the 24/7 cost to our residential streets.

Havant’s ‘Last Mile Traffic’ jam?

Ask anyone who lives in the town how frustrating the last mile of their journey to work or their journey home can be and the response probably wouldn't be much of a surprise. Through traffic on Havant's town centre road network isn't exactly speedy at the best of times and when the Langstone roundabout gets … Continue reading Havant’s ‘Last Mile Traffic’ jam?