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Are you concerned about Havant’s green fields

green-field

disappearing forever?…

Then read this and act today

16th November 2016 – Council’s Cabinet is due to meet to consider recommendations to approve the new hugely increased housing target and greenfield sites described in the Draft Housing Statement which will provide a 5 year housing land supply for this and next year. The public can attend this meeting but not participate. (See address below).

7th December 2016 – A Full Council Meeting will vote on adoption of the Draft Housing Statement. The public can attend this meeting but not participate.

1st Quarter 2017 – Public Consultation

If the Draft Housing Statement is adopted on 7th December. the Housing Statement plus all policies & site allocations (incl. Campdown, Denvilles-Emsworth Gap and others), will become part of a new Draft Local Plan 2036 and go out for Public Consultation. Comments (not amendments) can be made on the soundness of the Plan against the National Planning Policy Framework.

2nd Quarter 2017 – Local Plan submission to Planning Inspectorate

The appointed Planning Inspector will receive the Plan and all letters and emailed comments received by the Council from residents, groups and public bodies.

3rd Quarter 2017 – Hearing in public by Planning Inspector

This is a several day event during which the Inspector will discuss the soundness of the Plan and the sites chosen. Written and verbal evidence will be taken from interested parties. The Inspector will make comments on the plan and where it needs changes to make it sound.

4th Quarter 2017 – 1st Quarter 2018 – Adoption of Local Plan by Council

This will be the Local Plan as modified and the allocated sites which are deliverable. It will show a 5 year housing land supply for at least the following 15 years

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Everybody agrees there’s a housing crisis

Hampshire Friends of the Earth co-ordinator Ray Cobbett who is concerned about 'unfettered development'

Hampshire Friends of the Earth co-ordinator Ray Cobbett who is concerned about ‘unfettered development’

Published in the Portsmouth News on the 2nd November 2016

 

ALMOST every day there are reports of local residents angry and horrified by major new developments on their doorsteps.

The arguments on both sides are well rehearsed.

The council and government say we are in the midst of a housing crisis and need to build more often on much-loved open land.

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'New era of climate change reality' as emissions hit symbolic threshold

CO2 in the atmosphere is expected to be above 400 parts per million on average over 2016 and will not dip below that mark for generations, UN says

The WMO predicts carbon dioxide concentrations will stay above the symbolic 400ppm for the whole of 2016 and reach new highs. Photograph: Buddhika Weerasinghe/Getty Images

The WMO predicts carbon dioxide concentrations will stay above the symbolic 400ppm for the whole of 2016 and reach new highs. Photograph: Buddhika Weerasinghe/Getty Images

Published on The Guardian website on the 24th October 2016

 

The world is in a new era of “climate change reality”, with carbon dioxide in the atmosphere reaching a symbolic threshold which it will not fall below for many generations, scientists have said.

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