|Trees will have to give way to Traffic|
Major developers have convinced local Lib Dems that even more green fields to the south of Hedge End should disappear under concrete according to amendments to the Draft Local Plan approved for "consultation" by cabinet last week.
The original draft plan had just 40 houses planned around the proposed "Sundays Hill Bypass" . But self-confessed "Master Planners" John Thompson and Partners produced their own plan for 250 houses. These plans were presented to sceptical local residents at St Johns Church in February.
|New bypass junction will be on this bend|
Green Gap Threatened
|Fields and Woods Between Hedge End and Bursledon|
More Green Fields Go in Botley
In a further amendment to the Local Plan, Lib Dems have belatedly realised that they cannot squeeze 1,400 houses into the Boorley Green golf course. In order to preserve the total number of houses, they are proposing to take a further five hectares of green fields to the south east of the golf course for development. That's the equivalent of another five full size rugby pitches which will disappear under concrete.
It's yet another example of local Lib Dems failing to keep their election promises to say no to more building and traffic in our area.
The new consultation period on the Draft Local Plan starts on 1st June.
Link to Planners' Document for Pylands Lane
Link to Eastleigh Borough Council Report (pages 22-4 for Sundays Hill Bypass and pages 18-19 for Boorley Green)
|The 2011 Promise|
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