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Campaign group calls for support of green belt across Hampshire

People soaking up the sun on Portsdown Hill outside Portsmouth. The CPRE wants to see green belts created outside Hampshire’s towns and cities.

Published in the Portsmouth News on the 14th February 2018

 

A CAMPAIGN group is calling on people to support their plans to create a greener county.

The Hampshire branch of the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) is working on its Strategic Vision to protect the environment as well as support the future prosperity of the area.

One of its proposals is to create a green belt around urban areas.

Hampshire CPRE is now calling for local authorities and residents to sign their petition which has received nearly 10,000 signatures in two weeks.

Dee Haas, chairman, said: ‘Hampshire is facing many challenges and there are huge pressures to grow our economy and build more houses.

‘We must plan effectively, fully valuing our countryside and environment.

‘We live in one of the world’s most advanced and prosperous countries and we must plan growth with responsibility to our communities, both urban and rural, and our delicate environment. More unplanned and uncoordinated sprawl is not an acceptable way ahead.’

CPRE Hampshire said it is important the local plans of council, which set out future development plans, include areas of countryside that need protecting as a green belt.

To sign the petition, visit change.org/p/protect-south-hampshire-s-countryside

Park is charging to the future with green initiative

A car powers up at a Tesla Supercharger

Published in the Portsmouth News on the 24th January 2018

 

LANGSTONE Technology Park is looking to a greener future with its recent installation of car charging facilities.

Eight Tesla Superchargers are now in place and ready for use at the park, which is managed by Fasset Ltd.

These Superchargers will allow drivers to charge their vehicle to 80 per cent in just 30 minutes.

It also makes Langstone the only Supercharger station within a 40-mile radius.

The team behind the business site are working to reduce the carbon footprint of both the park and the surrounding area, offering the chargers to both employees and the public for use, 24/7.

Other environmentally friendly initiatives in place at the park include a ‘Greenzone’ car share and electric car scheme.

The scheme was set up as an incentive to encourage employees to choose a more economical way of travelling to work. A representative at the site said that Langstone recycles as much as possible including WEEE waste, dry mixed, wood, metal, batteries and canteen food waste.

Any general waste produced by the park that cannot be recycled is sent to the Veolia plant in Portsmouth where it is burnt to create energy.

Fasset’s Client and Facilities manager Suzanne Watson said:

‘The new Tesla Superchargers are a great addition to Langstone Technology Park.

‘They support many other ‘green’ initiatives that we carry out onsite, and demonstrate our commitment to taking care of the environment whilst also encouraging employees at LTP to consider ‘going green’.

‘We are very fortunate to have these Superchargers which help us to promote a greener way of commuting for our tenants and visitors.’

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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