ADD UPDATE, 1 November October 2019: As you’ll recall from our post of 11 October, the Independent Planning Inspector will begin her examination of Eastleigh’s Local Plan at Botleigh Grange Hotel & Spa on 21 November, running until the end of January.
Given how much hard work ADD’s volunteers, supporters and professional advisers have put into fighting Eastleigh’s Plan, we are asking everyone who is against it to turn up at Botleigh Grange Hotel & Spa (SO30 2GA) at 8.30am on Friday 22 November. This will be half an hour before the start of the day’s examination, and will enable us to demonstrate the strength of public feeling against this appalling plan. Our aim is to have a giant ‘team photo’ outside the front of the hotel at 8.30am.
If you can’t make 8.30am but would like to come at another part of the day, the hearing finishes at 5.30pm. Whatever time you come, you will see many of the ADD team there.
We at ADD firmly believe Eastleigh’s Plan is unsustainable and unworkable. The examination process will expose this. Thanks for all your support so far. The last time we turned up in force was on 14 December 2017, when over 800 of us made our voice heard against the council’s shocking plans.
While the evidence will do the talking at the Inspector’s examination, it is essential that as many of us as possible make our feelings felt – for one last time – on 22 November. We look forward to seeing everyone there, ideally at 8.30am!