Stand up to planning diktat

Lib Dems on Fareham Council refused to endorse the revised Local Plan, which is based on The Tory Government’s order to Fareham to meet hugely increased housing targets.

The revised plan now includes huge housing allocations at Newlands Farm and Oakcroft Lane in the Strategic Gap. And another on land west of Downend Road, with a new access on and off the Junction 11 link road.

Lib Dem Planning and Development spokesman Jim Forrest says: “The Lib Dem group refused to recommend the revised plan for consultation. We believe the Council should have stuck with the the plan we agreed as recently as December 2019. That plan had some unpalatable features, but it was based on sound research by our local planning team, not on diktat by Ministers and Whitehall bureaucrats who don’t know our area.”

Read more on Lib Dems’ criticism of the plan.

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