ADD UPDATE, 13 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 12 April, Steven Broomfield, Conservative candidate for Bishopstoke and Fair Oak, sent us the following email:
“We have a real spectre – thousands of houses on green fields with no thought to infrastructure. There’s no connection with our neighbours – Winchester City Council are as worried as we are. Last year, Winchester Lib Dems put out leaflets decrying Eastleigh’s plans.
“The roadworks in Sandy Lane – sewage, drainage and water supply not sufficient for the Crowdhill development… you couldn’t make it up.
“Eastleigh council must stop approving piecemeal developments and come up with a decent, workable, sustainable plan.”
Conservative candidate for Bishopstoke and Fair Oak