Executive Committee Meetings


The Fareham Society

Executive Committee Meetings

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


3rd February 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. Community Action Meetings are planned across the Borough in January and February. Arrangements for generating a Fareham Society response.
o The next meeting of PfSH on 10th February. The nitrates issue will be the main topic.
o The proposed update to Ferneham Hall.
o Forthcoming talks at the Solent Protection Society.
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 The appointment of a new Conservation Officer for FBC.
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.

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 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 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 has written a letter of objection.
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).


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


13th January 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. Community Action Meetings are planned across the Borough in January and February.
o The next meeting of the Welborne SHUV on 25th March.
o The next meeting of PfSH on 10th February.
o The fate of plaques in the former Lock’s heath Memorial Hall.
o Report on the Society Christmas function on 6th December.
o The updating of the Society’s advertising material.
o An update on The Society finances.
o Risk Assessments for activities carried out by Society members.
o Proposals by Hampshire County Council to close some Libraries in Hampshire and cut the opening hours for the remainder.
o Venues for future meetings.

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 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 awaited.
Ø An application for 32 dwellings off North Wallington road. The Society has sent a letter of objection.
Ø Ongoing concerns as to the state of the Park Keepers cottage at Fareham Leisure Centre. The new owners are in discussion with FBC.
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 has written a letter of objection.
Ø The ongoing concerns at the state of repair of 68 High Street.
Ø The sale of St Francis Church, Funtley Hill [which is Grade 2 listed] at public auction. It is understood it may be used as a Nursery.
Ø An application for 14 houses at 14 Beacon Bottom. A letter of objection has been sent.
Ø The refusal of a proposal to build a 4-bed house west of Anchor house Portchester.
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 The Hearing held on 22nd October to review an appeal against non-determination of an application for development on land adjacent to 125 Greenaway Lane. The Inspector refused the appeal.
Ø A hybrid planning application for further development at Swanwick Marina.
Ø An application for EIA screening opinion at Hollam Nuseries. This is within the Strategic Gap between Fareham And Stubbington but is within the new Strategic Development Area outlined in the Addendum to the Draft Local Plan.
Ø A cross-boundary planning application to build 99 housed east of Newgate Lane (South).


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