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Hampshire County Council elections, 4 May – ADD’s position

ADD UPDATE, 7 April 2017: In four weeks’ time, on 4 May, there are local elections for every ward in Hampshire County Council. Although Eastleigh’s emerging Local Plan is the work of Eastleigh Borough Council, we are certain that many local residents would like to learn more about the views of the County Council candidates.

The Action Against Destructive Development (ADD) campaign is not endorsing any candidate and we plan to provide a method by which residents can read and compare statements – a kind of virtual hustings.

We have invited each candidate for each ward that will be impacted if options B and C go ahead, to submit a short article, no more than 100 words, that describes their position with regards to the proposed major development area north of Bishopstoke and Fair Oak. (The aerial picture above shows the countryside in part of option B.)

We will be publishing each one, unedited, as a separate article on our website, Facebook page and Twitter feed – and we will email links to the articles. We are happy to include a photograph that the candidate supplies in the article and contact details.

The ADD campaign has received support from local politicians who represent many political parties as well as from independent representatives. By providing this virtual hustings, we aim to enable the electorate to decide which candidate will best represent their views on this critical local issue.

If candidates would like to accept this invitation, please email ADD at [email protected]g.