Chris Packham: “It is desperately important that people get behind this campaign.”

If you live in, or close to, Allbrook, Boyatt Wood, Bishopstoke, Fair Oak, Owslebury, Upham, Bishop’s Waltham, Colden Common, Chandler’s Ford, Highbridge, Brambridge, Twyford or Otterbourne, your life could be about to change for the worse.  You should know that Eastleigh Borough Council (EBC) is seriously considering approving ‘options B and C’ for its Local Plan (view MAP here), which would involve the development of 6,000+ houses and a major road-building programme.  The timing is now getting very tight with EBC due to identify its preferred outcome by April 2017 (click here for timeline).


As our video and the developers’ plans show, these devastating proposals would:

  • Destroy much-loved, precious countryside, impacting a Site of Special Scientific Interest, a Special Area of Conservation, six sites of Ancient Natural Woodland and numerous Sites of Importance for Nature Conservation;
  • Destroy the unique identity of each of your communities;
  • Destroy your quality of life in many ways, including through increased traffic congestion and pressure on local services.

We are a campaign fighting to protect the future of these villages and surrounding areas.  We believe EBC is in danger of making a very bad decision, for the borough, ourselves and future generations, and we intend to do all we can to prevent this outcome.  We now need everyone’s help to do so.  This is our moment to stand together to ensure reasoned and transparent decision-making by our elected officials.  We must seize it.

If you value living in this area, and wish to protect it, please join our cause.