Fareham’s Local Plan could be derailed because of yet another change of mind by Whitehall, yet the Council committee which oversees planning strategy is not due to meet until after the May elections. The Full Council meeting on December 17 was told that the Government had vetoed a reduction in the assessment of Fareham’s housing … Read moreWe need councillors, not cyphers
A local resident has recently reported a number of dead swans in the Fareham Creek area, and they have been found to have had Avian Flu. Fareham Borough Council’s Environment Department have confirmed toCouncillor Katrina Trott that they are liaising with both the lead agencies, DEFRA (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) and theEnvironment … Read moreSwans in danger
Are Fareham’s communities thriving? And, if not, what can be done? There are umpteen ways of gauging local communities. Do people want to live here? Is there work? Good schools? Full fibre? Are the natives friendly? Affordability? Clean air? Positive answers to most of these questions are very much in the hands of the local … Read moreChanging the lightbulbs
Ashley Brown of the Portchester Focus Team writes: We are pleased that the Planning committee again refused the Planning Application from Miller Homes to develop 350 dwellings east of Downend Road. As in the previous refusal the issue was all about traffic generation and traffic/pedestrians crossing the Downend Railway road bridge. The developer, in light … Read moreReprieve for Downend Road
Gone are the days when the daily trek to Waterloo or wherever swallowed the early and late hours. Now employers question why their ventures spent so much on offices and why they ever needed physical meetings – and the scope for Fareham to be more than a sleepy dormitory town is so much greater. Just … Read moreFareham’s new realities
Three important elections are due this May, for Fareham Council, Hampshire County Council and the Police Commissioner. To make sure of your vote, request a Postal Vote . That way you won’t miss out, even if locked-down, self-isolating, home schooling … or taking a long-delayed and welcome holiday.
REMEMBER – Friday December 18 the deadline for the consultation on Fareham’s Local Plan, which will shape the Borough from now until 2037. If you want to comment, go to the consultatation pages HERE on Fareham Council’s website which givse advice and links on how to view documents and maps, and how to make comments. The … Read moreLast chance to make it YOUR Plan
Liberal Democrats have warned that the Government’s planning proposals will “disempower” local authorities like Fareham and allow developers to “run roughshod” over local communities’ wishes. A motion accepted at the Party’s Autumn Conference, making it official party policy, lays bare the risks of the Government’s proposals, which the Party says amount to a Government “power … Read moreStop Whitehall’s power grab