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Developers and locals clash over proposed Emsworth homes

More than 80 residents packed into the Public Service Plaza for the meeting

Published in the Portsmouth News on the 17th January 2018
Story by David George

 

FRUSTRATIONS have been aired by members of the public over a proposed development of 49 new homes.

Councillors, residents and planners from Hampshire Homes packed into Havant Borough Council’s Public Service Plaza for a development consultation forum, to discuss the potential development of homes in the land off of Westwood Close, Emsworth.

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Campaigners set to debate Emsworth homes plan at public consultation forum

An aerial view of the land proposed for housing located just off Westwood Close, pictured left

Published in the Portsmouth News on the 16th January 2018
Story by Byron Melton

 

A BATTLE is looming between residents and developers over plans to build 49 homes.

Councillors, planners and residents of Emsworth will pack into Havant Borough Council’s (HBC) Public Service Plaza tonight for a consultation on proposals for housing off Westwood Close, Emsworth.

The 1.48-hectare site – which contains a public footpath and is neighboured by the River Ems and the West Sussex village of Westbourne – was first earmarked for development in HBC’s recently-released Draft Local Plan for 2036.

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Conservatives' 25-year green plan: main points at a glance

Moves to cut plastic, create a new environmental watchdog and boost wildlife habitats are among the new measures

Plastic and other litter lines the shore of the Thames Estuary in Cliffe, Kent. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Published on The Guardian website on the 11th January 2018

 

Closing the plastic bag charge loophole

One of the most heavily trailed announcements is the end of an exemption for small shops from England’s 5p plastic bag charge. The loophole was an anomaly compared with similar schemes in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. It was also imposed against the wishes of corner shop owners at the time, with three small business trade associations opposing being exempted on the grounds it would be confusing for customers. “Its abolition is long overdue,” said Mary Creagh, chair of the environmental audit committee of MPs. The change will affect 3.4bn bags handed out at about 200,000 stores each year.

Encouraging plastic-free supermarket aisles

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