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HCC elections: Lou Parker-Jones, Independent candidate for Bishopstoke and Fair Oak, writes…

ADD UPDATE, 15 April 2017: Ahead of the Hampshire County Council (HCC) elections on 4 May, ADD has invited each candidate for each ward that will be impacted by options B and C of Eastleigh Borough Council’s Local Plan (namely its plans for 6,000+ houses and a major new road north of Bishopstoke and Fair Oak) to submit an article of no more than 100 words that describes their position with regards to this proposed major development area.

On 14 April, Louise Parker-Jones, Independent candidate for Bishopstoke and Fair Oak, sent us the following email:

“I’ve supported ADD since its inception. You’ve probably seen me delivering leaflets or speaking against the proposals at public meetings. Stoke Park and the Itchen make Bishopstoke and Fair Oak special and should be protected for future generations. I believe options B and C will:

  • devastate ancient woodland and wildlife
  • increase road misery
  • overburden school, health and other local services

“Motivated by the lack of regard for local people’s views, I stood successfully as an Independent councillor for Bishopstoke Parish Council last year. Please make a difference: give people a local voice by voting Independent.”

Lou Parker-Jones, Independent candidate for Bishopstoke and Fair Oak