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public meeting. 7pm, 27th feb. 2019, st. thomas church.

Conservation Alliance formed in Bedhampton.

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Havant borough council local plan 2036

What is it all about.

  

HOUSING DEVELOPMENTS IN BEDHAMPTON

Background.

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.

Bedhampton Developments.

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 bedhamptonvillage@gmail.com 

Details of the Public Consultation for both HBC Local Plan 2036 and also The Old Bedhampton Conservation Area Review.

Find out more
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Please read this document

This draft update of the 2013 document is now open to public consultation till 18th March. Please read and advise HBC accordingly.

1st Bedhampton Scout Group.

December and January News.

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The Duck Race

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For more details click on the link below.

Find out more about our Scouts.

Beavers need leaders.

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Notes from the First Ward Councillors' Meeting of 2019

It is getting warmer in more ways than one.

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This is not all doom and gloom.

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Guide to Historic Bedhampton

Time Travellers Guide (pdf)

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Dates for your Diary

Chinese New Year

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Gong hei fat choy


Happy New Year in Cantonese.

Fine Arts Portsdown Group

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St. Nicholas Church.

14th Feb 2pm.

All welcome.

Bidbury Mead W.I.

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St. Nicholas Church.

14th Feb 7.30pm.

All welcome.

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Published 24th Jan 2019

Learn More

Follow the link to this short but in parts controversial booklet.

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An Ode to John Keats as Bedhampton clebrates it's Links to the Poet 200 years on.

Your Guide to 8 Days of Keats in Bedhampton.

Bedhampton Historical Collection.

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Read Nigel Gossop's Press Release.

Read On

All the Events

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For a diary of events, follow the link

Follow the Link

Time Travellers Guide to Bedhampton.

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Follow the link to your Guide.

Your Guide

Welcome

John Keats, 1795 - 1821. 

A thing of beauty is a joy for ever: Its loveliness increases; it will never Pass into nothingness; but still will keep A bower quiet for us, and a sleep Full of sweet dreams, and health, and quiet breathing.

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Broadmarsh - We need your ideas

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Broadmarsh Needs some TLC

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Bedhampton Councillors' Surgery, 1st December 2018, The Golden Lion, 1100hrs.

Local Heroes Remembered.

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A series of articles written by David Proud about local service men who lost their lives in The Great War. 

Read about Alfred Oliver Inglett (1880 – 1916)

Local Heroes Remembered.

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A series of articles written by David Proud about local service men who lost their lives in The Great War. 

Read about Charles Holcomb,1890-1916, 2nd Hampshire Regiment.

Local Heroes Remembered.

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A series of articles written by David Proud about local service men who lost their lives in The Great War. 

Read about Charles Main RN 1878-1918

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