Stoke Park Farm consultation
Have your say
Eastleigh Borough Council has purchased 103 hectares of farmland in Bishopstoke to guarantee its long-term protection from development and is now inviting local residents and other stakeholders to help determine the future uses of land at Stoke Park Farm that would enhance the local environment within Bishopstoke.
The land will be used for a variety of initiatives to enhance our environment and by changing the land from conventional agricultural use helps us to reduce the amount of nutrients that end up in our rivers and the Solent.
The proposed scheme for Stoke Park Farm sets out details on the location and composition of the land whilst outlining potential uses. The document summarises that the land has the opportunity to create an environment for people to enjoy and where wildlife can thrive which could be delivered by encouraging public use, adjusting the management of the land and using existing buildings for public use.
Council Leader, Cllr Keith House, said: “This is a long-term commitment for the Council and our long-term ownership and protection of this land from development means we can work towards a more sustainable future for our local community.”
He added, “Taking this land out of farming helps us to not only protect our rivers and coastal areas but also create a new site for local people to enjoy so I urge local people to have their say and let us know their views on these proposals.”
Please review Appendix A - Bishopstoke Land Proposal and provide your thoughts and feedback via the questionnaire to help shape this important environment
If you would like to discuss the opportunities in person, you can attend one of the following public meetings:
- Thursday 9 February from 6pm at Bishopstoke Community Association
- Wednesday 15 February from 6pm at Woodlands Community Centre
Find more details and have your say
The consultation will run from 14 December 2022 for more than three months until 31 March 2023.