ADD UPDATE, 28 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 (EBC)’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 28 April, Jan Warwick, Conservative candidate for Winchester Downlands, sent us the following email:
“Options A and B are of concern to the residents of Otterbourne, Twyford and Colden Common. While we recognise that Eastleigh, like Winchester, needs to build additional houses, we are concerned about the impact on our area. The road will cross unspoilt flood plains at the River Itchen. The plan includes many houses visibly built on open countryside. We are concerned that more traffic, risk of flooding and threat to local wildlife will impact on the lives of residents in Highbridge and Otterbourne.”
Jan Warwick, Conservative candidate for Winchester Downlands