HCC elections: John Edwards, UKIP candidate for Bishopstoke and Fair Oak, writes…

ADD UPDATE, 17 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 17 April, John Edwards, UKIP candidate for Bishopstoke and Fair Oak, sent us the following email:

“You can rely on me to fight for a public enquiry to:

  • Call to account councillors and officers responsible for planning decisions that are harming the borough.
  • I also call for a moratorium on current and prospective planning / building of housing developments until a proper plan is in place.
  • Hampshire County Council to explain the failure to provide for the predicted increase in traffic.
  • Southern Water to explain the failing infrastructure amidst a growing population.
  • Environmental groups must be heard. They have voiced concerns about the impact of developments on the local environment.

“In the event of a public enquiry being denied, I shall campaign for a local referendum that I would expect to attract cross party support and that of independently minded people.”

John Edwards, UKIP candidate for Bishopstoke and Fair Oak