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Exhibitions focus on neighbourhoods near potential development areas

Page last updated at 19 February 2016 at 14:47

Neighbourhoods across Eastleigh Borough, that are close to locations where significant developments could be options in a new Local Plan, are the focus for public exhibitions that run until Saturday 30 January.

The exhibitions are part of a consultation process designed to give all residents the opportunity to comment on potential future development, including housing, both in their local area and across the borough.

Rather than attempt to take the exhibitions to all parishes, the eight venues – ranging from Allbrook in the north to Hamble in the south – were chosen as they border locations identified as having potential to be developed.  They are well spread across the borough and none should be further than two-and-a-half miles from any household. 

Views are being invited on a range of issues in developing the Local Plan - including the amount of development needed in Eastleigh; where new developments should be located and how they might be delivered. Exhibition material is tailored to the venues’ locations, and planning officers are on hand to provide further information, background documents and consultation forms.

Dates and venues for the remaining Eastleigh Borough Local Plan exhibitions are:

  • Tuesday 19 January, 3pm to 9pm - Hamble: Hamble Village Hall                 
  • Wednesday 20 January, 3 pm to 9pm - Bishopstoke:  Bishopstoke Community Centre
  • Thursday 21 January, 3 pm to 9pm Botley: Botley Centre                              
  • Saturday 23 January, 10am to 4pm Allbrook: 14th Eastleigh Scout Hut HQ, Allbrook Hill
  • Thursday 28 January, 3pm to 9pm West End: Itchen Valley Country Park (parking at IVCP is free for attendees to the exhibition)              
  • Saturday 30 January, 10am to 4pm Hedge End: 2000 Centre        

In addition to attending the exhibitions, there are several other routes by which residents can feed in their comments:  the consultation document, ‘Eastleigh Borough Local Plan 2011-36 – Issues and Options’ and accompanying documents can be viewed at Eastleigh House, at parish or town council offices around the borough, at local libraries or online at www.eastleigh.gov.uk/lp36 .  Consultation forms are also available online at this address, by emailing localplan@eastleigh.gov.uk , from the Planning Policy Team on 023 8068 8242 or by writing to the Planning Policy Team, Regeneration and Planning Policy, Eastleigh Borough Council, Eastleigh House, Upper Market Street, Eastleigh, SO50 9YN.

The local plan public consultation runs until 5pm on Wednesday 17 February and all responses should be received by then.