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Ann Buckley: Our priceless natural assets are at risk

Campdown, in Havant, where it is feared the green space could be lost to housing

Campdown, in Havant, where it is feared the green space could be lost to housing

Published in the Portsmouth News on the 28th November 2016

 

CAMPDOWN is a heritage area situated in a green gap between Havant, Purbrook and west Bedhampton – and its millennia-long history is under threat.

With a past going back to the Bronze Age and archaeology dating from Roman, Saxon and Medieval times, this ancient site is now on Havant Borough Council’s early release list of future housing development sites.

It is not just Campdown’s rich heritage that’s under threat.

The site has a diverse ecology and hedgerows abundant with food for birds and other wildlife.

It is also a Brent goose feeding ground and teems with native bird life including woodpeckers and wagtails.

The tree-rich land near the proposed site provides habitats for a variety of field creatures including the dormouse stringently protected under UK and EU legislation.

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Friends of the Earth Speech to Havant Borough Council on Residential Development regarding greenfield areas

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“Unless you reject the Housing Statement in front of you and reset the terms of reference to help your officers come up with more genuinely sustainable solutions, much of what makes Havant Borough a special place will be lost forever”

Havant Friends of the Earth leader, Sue Holt, Addressing Havant Borough Council’s Cabinet meeting to agree new housing targets.

 

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Havant Borough Council pledge to voice infrastructure needs to government

Forty Acres at Bedhampton Picture: Malcolm Wells (160712-1991)

Published in the Portsmouth News on the 17th November 2016

Story by
Danny Randon

 

LEADERS at Havant Borough Council have vowed that they will get the best deal possible when planning for new homes.

More than 150 people met the council cabinet yesterday to voice their concerns over the Local Plan.

Some 11,250 homes must be built in Havant by 2036 to meet government targets amidst a national need for housing.

However, the cabinet agreed that greater infrastructure, particularly better roads and more health services, must be provided with the homes.

Council leader Cllr Michael Cheshire said that the council will lobby MPs Alan Mak and George Hollingbery, as well as housing minister Gavin Barwell, to acknowledge these requirements.

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