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Hottest ever June marks 14th month of record-breaking temperatures

Nasa image shows sea ice across the Arctic Ocean shrinking to below-average levels this summer. Photograph: Nasa/AFP/Getty Images

Nasa image shows sea ice across the Arctic Ocean shrinking to below-average levels this summer. Photograph: Nasa/AFP/Getty Images

Published on The Guardian website on the 20th July 2016

 

US agencies Nasa and Noaa say last month was 0.9C hotter than the 20th century average and the hottest June since records began in 1880

As the string of record-breaking global temperatures continues unabated, June 2016 marks the 14th consecutive month of record-breaking heat.

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Fears of gridlock after plan for 5,000 homes across Havant is revealed

5000 Home Planned

Published in the Portsmouth News on the 14th July 2016

 

  • People on Hayling Island say their community does have infrastructure to cope with more housebuilding

PLANS to build an additional 5,000 homes across Havant borough could lead to traffic gridlock.

That’s the verdict of one critic who believes the plan could exacerbate existing congestion, including getting on and off Hayling Island.

As revealed in The News yesterday, Havant Borough Council has unveiled its housebuilding plan for the next 20 years, which would see an extra 5,000 homes built – on top of the 6,300 already earmarked in the current local plan.

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Green gaps set to disappear forever as major housebuilding plan is revealed

Havant Housebuilding Map

Published in the Portsmouth News on the 13th July 2016

 

  • Community leaders speak of their shock over housing targets
  • Political leaders say new housing targets are being imposed by the government

THOUSANDS of new homes are in the pipeline that could see the area’s remaining green spaces swallowed up.

Havant Borough Council has revealed its housebuilding plan for the next 20 years, which would see an extra 5,000 homes built – on top of the 6,300 already earmarked in the current local plan.

Key areas ripe for development include sites bordering the city, including a minimum of 400 homes on land at Camp Down, near Crookhorn, 300 homes on Forty Acres field off Havant Road, and some of the land north of Fort Purbrook at Portsmouth Golf Course.

A huge site for development is the last remaining farmland between Denvilles, Havant, and Emsworth.

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