The planning application APP/19/00427 made by Bargate Homes to build 50 houses on land south of Lower Road will come before the Development Management Committee (DMC) of Havant Borough Council at 5pm on 23rdJanuary.
This committee will scrutinise the officers’ report
which has recommended to accept the application with some conditions. The report has been signed off by the Head of Planning Services (HPS) and can be read on HBC’s web site and also on https://www.bedhamptonvillage.com/news following the link immediately below to download the report pdf.
The committee will hear presentations by the officers, developers and also representations from selected residents before questioning the developers and officers. After which the members of DMC (councillors) will vote on whether to accept or reject HPS’s recommendation.
It is a chance for us to demonstrate our commitment to “Save Old Bedhampton” and persuade the councillors on the committee that the officers have made an error(s) and that this application should be rejected. Your presence will help show that the passion first generated 2 years ago with the petition (1760 signatures), has not diminished.
This is our LAST CHANCE if the vote goes against us.
Let us fill the committee room.
MASTERPLAN LAYOUT, 780 New Dwellings south and east of Southdown College.
As you see from the Masterplan Layout it is proposed to remove every natural tree and hedgerow between the motorway and College Road and replace with ‘estate’ type trees. These fields were designated as a Strategic Gap between the settlements of Havant and Waterlooville but that has now gone by the board.
The Solent Waders and Brent Goose Strategy have classified the fields as “Primary Support Areas” for overwintering Brent and Curlew; in mitigation for the loss Persimmon are offering to turn two fields at Broadmarsh into a “Goose and Wader Refuge”; dog walkers would then be excluded from these fields.
The closing date for comments is 11 January 2020. If we don’t register our objections the Council will assume nobody cares for our natural environment. Jim Graham 3rd January 2020.
The meeting of the Development Management Committee of Havant Borough Council was due to meet on 19th December 2019 to determine the outcome of Bargate's planning application (APP/19/00427). This meeting has been cancelled. It is understood the committee will reconvene in the New Year to determine the application. Once we know the date and time we will inform all local residents.
To add salt to the wound.
There is a planning application (APP/19/01083) which seeks to regularise retrospectively unauthorised expansion of industrial / storage activities at the farm barn at the western end of Lower Road. If you wish to make a comment, email firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm 5th January 2020. You can download the pdf below.
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Hampshire residents are being asked to register their vehicles for continued automatic free access to Hampshire Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs)
Councillor Rob Humby, Deputy Leader and Executive Member for Economy, Transport and Environment at Hampshire County Council said: “The County Council’s extensive network of HWRCs provides one of the most efficient, effective and convenient ways for residents to recycle and dispose of household waste in Hampshire.
“We know that people living close to the Hampshire border often use Hampshire’s HWRCs, and we want to continue to accommodate them and encourage recycling. However, to make this fair to Hampshire council taxpayers who are already contributing to the £100million annual costs of dealing with Hampshire’s household waste, we are introducing a fee for non-Hampshire residents of £5 per visit.”
A new resident permit system will begin operating later next year. It will be controlled by Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) and will ensure continued free access for Hampshire residents to any of Hampshire’s 24 HWRCs to dispose of household waste, while access for non-Hampshire residents will be for a fee of £5 per visit. Charges for non-household waste, including soil and rubble, plasterboard and asbestos remain.
Hampshire residents can register up to three vehicles via the Hampshire County Council website. The system will quickly check the registration of the cars coming into the site against the number plates that have been registered so that Hampshire residents can freely enter the sites as many times as they wish, without any further checks.
The introduction of this system will allow those living outside Hampshire to continue to use Hampshire HWRCs while making a contribution towards the costs of disposal of their household waste in Hampshire.
Hampshire residents, including those who live in Southampton and Portsmouth, will be able to register for free access to any Hampshire HWRC from 19 December 2019 at www.hants.gov.uk/vehicle-registration-hwrc
Over the busy Christmas and New Year period, visitors to Hampshire HWRCs will be encouraged to register ahead of their next visit, with the operational start date for the ANPR system to be determined early next year. There is no registration required for access to the Paulsgrove HWRC in Portsmouth. Hampshire residents who already hold a van or trailer permit do not need to re-register that particular vehicle.
For residents without internet access, please call 0300 555 1389 to register.
HOUSING DEVELOPMENTS IN BEDHAMPTON
The Government has made clear its determination to address the chronic housing shortage. It has instructed all planning authorities throughout the country to draw up plans to meet the backlog and future needs up to 2036, ensuring that this is co-ordinated with the required infrastructure whilst safeguarding the environment. This will be difficult in Havant where there is already very little spare land, either brownfield or greenfield.
Havant Borough by 2036. Some of the issues to be included in the plan.
The population will have increased by 17,000.
49% of the population will be over 60.
A new reservoir is required.
Sea levels are expected to rise by 6mm per year.
83,000 square metres of employment floor space is required.
The intended Plan will provide the following housing needs.
9,260 new homes (30% affordable) across 40 development sites.
30% of new homes will be adaptable to meet the needs of the ageing population.
These homes will be 19% more energy efficient.
Old town centres will be regenerated to provide housing and engaging social spaces.
Havant Borough Council’s Local Plan 2036.
HBC published its draft plan early in 2018 and then held a series of borough wide exhibitions which were followed by a public consultation period during which all interested parties were invited to make representations. These then informed the next edition of the plan which is called The Pre-submission Plan. This version was passed by Council on
30th Jan. 2019 and has just been published. It is now out for public consultation before being passed to the Minister of State in early summer 2019. He will then appoint an independent inspector who will conduct public examination hearings to ensure the plan is legal and meets the government approved strategy up till 2036. This will take 3 to 6 months. If passed the Council will then adopt and implement the Plan in spring 2020.
Why is it important to pass this public examination?
By meeting government requirements, the council can ensure additional benefits that support the environment, infrastructure, transport and quality of life. The adopted plan clearly tells developers what can be built and where. If the plan fails, developers can potentially develop piecemeal, bypass local policies and avoid investing in necessary infrastructure development.
There have already been completed developments in the “Chalk Pit”, Scratchface Lane and Site 180. There are proposed development sites at 40 Acres (planning application already submitted), land south of Lower Road, Little Park House and Campdown. The latter is strictly in Purbrook, land south of Southdown College but is sufficiently close to impact significantly on Bedhampton. There are at present no planning applications for the last 3 named sites. Local resident’s associations, charitable trusts and voluntary organisations have and will continue to ensure that the plan as it affects Bedhampton and goes forward to Examination in Public is legal and sound. This means that they will challenge any element of a development that contravenes national or local policy affecting the environment (landscape, biodiversity), infrastructure (traffic volume and safety), quality of life (amenity and ambiance such as walking) as well as quality and design of the build. Save Old Bedhampton Steering Group, West Bedhampton Residents Association, Friends of Bidbury Mead and Bedhampton Charitable Trust are some of the organisations involved. If you have any questions or concerns, you can email email@example.com
Details of the Public Consultation for both HBC Local Plan 2036 and also The Old Bedhampton Conservation Area Review.
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