Almost 500 residents have attended drop-in sessions across Eastleigh Borough (and in neighbouring Colden Common) as part of the consultation process for Eastleigh's Local Plan 2016-2036. Sessions run until the end of this month and local people are being urged to come along and have their say – and go online to give their views.
The drop-ins, which started on Monday 25 June, provide the opportunity to view paper copies of documents and maps around the Local Plan, which will set out how the Council will deliver space for new homes and businesses, and the facilities that are needed to support them - while protecting and enhancing the environment - over the next 18 years.
The information available is the same at all the sessions, and local people are welcome to attend any one, regardless of the area they live in. Forthcoming drop-in sessions include:
Bishopstoke, Fair Oak & Horton Heath
- The Hub, Bishopstoke Road - 16 July, 3pm-7.30pm
- Wyvern School, Botley Road - 18 July, 5pm-9pm
Bursledon, Hamble-le-Rice & Hound
- Pilands Wood Community Centre, Chamberlayne Road - 24 July, 4pm-7pm
- Abbey Hall, Victoria Road - 25 July, 3pm-7pm
Chandler’s Ford & Hiltingbury
- Fryern Pavilion, Fryern Close/Greenways - 30 July, 4pm-7pm
Eastleigh (including Allbrook)
- Crestwood Community School, Shakespeare Road - 23 July, 3pm-7.30pm
Hedge End, West End & Botley
- The Botley Centre, High Street - 17 July, 3pm-7pm
Residents are being urged to go online to give their views at: www.eastleigh.gov.uk/localplan2016-2036 . This is the easiest way to feedback – but respondents should remember to follow the accompanying guidelines to ensure they provide all the information that the Planning Inspector needs. The Local Plan document and key assessments are also available to view at local libraries, Parish and Town Council offices across the Borough, and at Eastleigh House, where paper copies of the survey can also be picked up.
The consultation is open until midnight on Monday 6 August.