HCC elections: Max Priesemann, Green candidate for Winchester Downlands, writes…

ADD UPDATE, 27 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 (EBC)’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 27 April, Max Priesemann, Green candidate for Winchester Downlands (including Otterbourne), sent us the following email:

“I oppose the proposed plan for north of Bishopstoke and Fair Oak as it will increase traffic and pollution even within the Downlands division. Valuable woodland and ecosystems need to be preserved for wildlife and local communities. Affordable housing is required for locals but it needs to be planned sustainably:

  • Affordable housing for local people,
  • No more pollution and congestion from increased car traffic,
  • Save cycle routes,
  • Tram routes linking with the railway network to provide convenient alternatives to commute to Southampton, Winchester and beyond,
  • Investment in schools, libraries, health centres and community halls,
  • No housing development in flood plains.”

Max Priesemann, Green candidate for Winchester Downlands