Executive Committee Meetings


The Fareham Society

Executive Committee Meetings

14th September 2020

            Matters discussed included:


o   Virtual attendance at various Borough Council meetings.

o   The latest developments on the Draft Local Plan. The next issue for public comment will be discussed at the Executive committee of Fareham Borough Council on 12th October and the full council on 22nd October prior to a six-week public consultation. 

o   The next meeting of PfSH on 30th September. The nitrates issue was again expected to feature largely on the agenda

o   Government White Paper proposals to change the planning system and the formulation of the Society’s responses to the consultation which closes on 20th October

o   Treasurers banking proposals.

o   A donation to the United Reformed Church in lieu of our usual bookings.

o   The latest Gillies work party on 6th September.

 

A few of the more pressing recent planning applications and in particular:

Ø  A major application for up to 1200 houses on land south of Longfield Avenue within the Fareham/Stubbington Strategic Gap.   This is currently at variance with the Draft Local Plan.  The Society will object.

Ø  The proposed redevelopment of Ferneham Hall.   The Society has raised concerns about the options published for consultation to rename the hall.

Ø  An application to build a 64-bed care home on land at Redlands Lane.  Previous applications to develop this site have been refused and the Society has objected to this latest plan.

Ø  A re-application to build 350 houses on land east of Down End Road, this time with revised traffic arrangements for the bridge over the railway.   The Society will be commenting on the new plan.

Ø  An application to build 225 houses south of Romsey Avenue.  This was subsequently refused by the Council on 21st September.

 

All the Society’s submissions and letters can be seen under the appropriate items on the Fareham Borough Planning Website. www.fareham.gov.uk/planning/applications_and_advice/onlineplandetails.aspx

 

 


3rd August 2020

Matters discussed included:


o   The sad death of a committee member – Mrs Maureen Sygrove.

o   Attendance at various County Council and Borough Council Planning meetings.

o   The latest developments on the Draft Local Plan and the latest Addendum. The next issue for public comment is expect this Autumn. 

o   The meeting of PfSH on 7th July. The nitrates issue was again the main topic.

o   Upcoming Government proposals to change the planning system

o   Treasurers banking proposals.

o   The cancellation of Society lectures until 2021

 

A few of the more pressing recent planning applications and in particular:

Ø  An application for 36 houses and offices on land off Rookery Lane. A letter has been sent by The Society outlining several concerns.

Ø  The proposed redevelopment of Ferneham Hall.   The Society sent a letter outlining concerns as noise, parking facilities and the external appearance of the building next to a conservation area.  Concern has also been raised about the options published for consultation to rename the hall.

 

A full planning situation report is contained within The Society’s Autumn Newsletter.

The number of non-decided applications grows every month with moratorium on approvals as the result of the nitrates in the Solent issue remaining unresolved.

 

All the Society’s submissions and letters can be seen under the appropriate items on the Fareham Borough Planning Website. www.fareham.gov.uk/planning/applications_and_advice/onlineplandetails.aspx


2nd March 2020
Matters discussed included:


o Attendance at various County Council and Borough Council Planning meetings.
o The latest developments on the Draft Local Plan and the latest Addendum issues for public comment by the end of February. The submitted Fareham Society response.
o The situation with respect to the funding of the development of the M27 Junction 10.
o The meeting of PfSH on 10th February. The nitrates issue was the main topic.
o The proposed update to Ferneham Hall.
o Progress on the updating of the Society’s advertising material.
o Proposals by Hampshire County Council to close some Libraries in Hampshire and cut the opening hours for the remainder.
o Possible Summer visits programme.
o Call for nominations for the Society committee.
o Air pollution standards.
o The start of work on the Stubbington Bypass.
o A donation of old Fareham OS maps to the Society
o The planned Spring Beach Clean in May.
o Details of the Society insurance policy.

A number of recent planning applications and in particular:


Ø An application for 36 houses and offices on land off Rookery Lane. A letter has been sent by The Society outlining several concerns.
Ø The proposed redevelopment of Ferneham Hall. The Society will send a letter outlining concerns as noise, parking facilities and the external appearance of the building next to a conservation area.
Ø An application to build four 3-bed dwellings at the rear of 65 High Street. It has gone to an appeal by written statements. A decision is still awaited.
Ø An application for 32 dwellings off North Wallington road. The Society has sent a letter of objection.
Ø Access linking Funtley Hill to 70 and 72 Kiln Road and the linkage of this application to the Welborne development.
Ø A reserve matters application for the layout of a development north of Funtley Road. It was felt to be too cramped and there was a lack of landscaping. The Society wrote a letter of objection., however the application was approved.
Ø The ongoing concerns at the state of repair of 68 High Street.
Ø An application for 14 houses at 14 Beacon Bottom. A letter of objection has been sent.
Ø An outline application for up to 57 dwellings on land east of Posbrook Lane. This application follows a previous one in 2017 which was dismissed on appeal. The Society has sent a letter of objection.
Ø A cross-boundary planning application to build 99 housed east of Newgate Lane (South).
Ø An outline application to redevelop 78 Botley Road comprising a retail unit and 7 apartments.
Ø The application for a large development at Newlands has been withdrawn.
The number of non-decided applications grows every month with moratorium on approvals as the result of the nitrates in the Solent issue remaining unresolved.


All the Society’s submissions and letters can be seen under the appropriate items on the Fareham Borough Planning Website. www.fareham.gov.uk/planning/applications_and_advice/onlineplandetails.aspx