HCC elections: Dave Hubble, Green candidate for Bishopstoke and Fair Oak, writes…

ADD UPDATE, 21 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 21 April, Dave Hubble, Green candidate for Bishopstoke and Fair Oak, sent us the following email:

“I oppose development Options B & C for several reasons. Firstly, direct damage and destruction of local habitats, with remaining areas being isolated, over-used and degraded. Secondly, worsening air quality with increased traffic congestion. Thirdly, even more strain on already over-stretched infrastructure and services. I have asked for details of surveys and mitigation, but have received nothing but stock replies. It has clearly been led by the wishes of developers and their contacts in Eastleigh Borough Council, not by the needs of local people and a sustainable future. I fully support the ADD campaign and encourage others to get involved.”

Dave Hubble, Green candidate for Bishopstoke and Fair Oak