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Havant nature lovers will unite to ‘toughen up’ council’s green policies for 10,000-home local plan

Campaigners set to meet on Wednesday say environmental policies need to be ‘toughened up’ as Havant Borough Council seeks to progress its Local Plan for 2036 – which outlines sites it deems suitable to take on more than 9,000 new homes

Published in the Portsmouth News on the 26th February 2019Story by Byron Melton

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How Hampshire's nature champion inspires change

Ray Cobbett filling birdfeeders in his garden in Emsworth Credit: Celeste Hicks/Friends of the Earth

Ray Cobbett has spent much of his retirement campaigning with Friends of the Earth’s local group in Havant. He turned 80 this year yet shows no sign of slowing down.

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‘Havant is under threat – act now to save our wildlife’

Under Threat, The water vole is a rare sight nowadaysPicture: Derek Middleton, Sussex Wildlife Trust

Published in the Portsmouth News on the 16th January 2019by Ray Cobbett, from Havant and East Hampshire Friends of the Earth

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust recently described some native species as ‘in freefall’ with significant reductions […]