Executive Committee Meetings


The Fareham Society

Executive Committee Meetings

21st December 2020

            Matters discussed included:


o   Virtual attendance at various Borough Council meetings.

o   The Society’s response to the latest Draft Local Plan submitted 18th December.

o   The Hampshire Archive Trust.

o   A donation by The Society to the Mayor’s Fund

o   The cancellation of the latest meting of PfSH.   No new date has yet been scheduled.

o   Ongoing attempts to secure funding for the redevelopment of Junction 10 of the M27. 

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

Ø  The Public Enquiry into proposed development at Newgate Lane which has been postponed until 19th February.

Ø  An application to build 28 units to the rear of 84 Fareham Park Road.  This was refused on 18th December.

Ø  An application to expand Wickham Doctor’s Surgery and its possible effect on the provision of health care facilities in Welborne.   The Society wrote to Hampshire County Council about their concerns.  Winchester Council have approved the application but the late arrival of objections from HCC may amend this.

Ø  Hamble Marina relocation of dry stack.   The Society has objected.  A decision is due at the end of January.

Ø  73 The Avenue.  The demolition of the exiting ‘Arts & Crafts’ house and the possible replacement by two dwellings.  Concern was expressed that the design might not be appropriate for the site. However, the application has been approved.

Ø  An application for a change of use of offices at Funtley court into 28 dwelling units.  It seems a poor proposal due to noise and environmental issues.  The Society will send a letter.

Ø  The High Court refusal of a Judicial Review relating to proposed development at 79 Greenaway Lane.

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

 

The next meeting is on 21st December.




19th October 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 a six week public consultation will be issued on 6th November with responses due by 18th December. 

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

o   An explanation from the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust on their Nitrate Neutral Scheme.

o   Possible participation in the Amazon Smile Scheme.

o   The latest Partnership for South Hampshire meeting on 30th September which gave updates on

  • The ‘Bird Aware’ Scheme
  • Progress on the Statement of Common Ground
  • Achieving Nitrate Nutrient Neutrality.

o   The Interim Treasurer’s Report.

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 has objected.

Ø  The proposed redevelopment of Ferneham Hall.   The Borough Council proposes to rename the hall ‘Fareham Live’.

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 has commented on the new plan, particular with respect to pedestrian safety issues on the railway bridge.

Ø  A possible development to the rear of 195-205 Segensworth Road.

Ø  A development to the rear of September Cottage, Brook Rad, Warsash.

Ø  An application to expand Wickham Doctor’s Surgery and its possible effect on the provision of health care facilities in Welborne.   The Society has written to Hampshire County Council about their concerns.

Ø  The temporary closure of Fisher’s Hill to traffic.

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

 

The next meeting is on 23rd November.



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