Action group to talk about impact of development to west and southwest of Basingstoke

Basingstoke Gazette: Action group to talk about impact of development to west and southwest of Basingstoke Action group to talk about impact of development to west and southwest of Basingstoke

AN ACTION group which aims to stop unsustainable housing developments being built to the west of Basingstoke is to hold a public meeting.

The South West Action Group (SWAG) will hold a meeting at Hatch Warren Community Centre, in Longcross Lane, on Tuesday at 8.30pm.

Members from the group will talk to visitors about the impact of dwellings that are proposed for the west and southwest of Basingstoke and how the new homes will affect local residents.

The meeting will also give local residents a chance to ask questions and they will also be advised on how to comment on the draft Local Plan which will be subject to public consultation between April 25 and June 13.

For more information about the group, visit southwestactiongroup.wix.com/swag.

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9:09am Mon 28 Apr 14

JJ38JJ says...

Am I alone in seeing the irony here? A group concerned about the amount of development in the Southwest of Basingstoke are meeting in Hatchwarren.
Am I alone in seeing the irony here? A group concerned about the amount of development in the Southwest of Basingstoke are meeting in Hatchwarren. JJ38JJ
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9:13am Mon 28 Apr 14

Buster Preciation says...

JJ38JJ wrote:
Am I alone in seeing the irony here? A group concerned about the amount of development in the Southwest of Basingstoke are meeting in Hatchwarren.
You beat me to it!
[quote][p][bold]JJ38JJ[/bold] wrote: Am I alone in seeing the irony here? A group concerned about the amount of development in the Southwest of Basingstoke are meeting in Hatchwarren.[/p][/quote]You beat me to it! Buster Preciation
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2:30pm Fri 2 May 14

CrossofLorraine says...

Another group of mis-guided Tory nimbys with too much time on their hands. Haven't they heard of the: ‘Save Manydown’, ‘SOVAG’ & ‘DGAG’ groups that have come and gone since the late nineties. IF they'd have taken more of an interest when electing Tory councillors over the years who have: bought a 999 year lease for Manydown to build houses on it , then opposed themselves building on it, and then took Tory govt to High Court for telling them to use it for the purpose bought and lost. They have now elected to listen to Tory councillors moaning they can't do anything about the Tory Govt Local plan forced on them because they haven't been sanctioning enough house building for years in the boro'. Proper 100% true blue irony here.
There are going to be a couple of open forums later this year with no remit to act on local objections and that’s it. The feedback will be passed onto the planners/developers who undoubtedly will ignore it. I am sure the local Tory MP will step at any minute and do…nothing.
These new houses will be built, and we now have the opportunity to demand these new homes should be ‘zero carbon’ developments as per the Code for Sustainable Homes announced in 2006. This was going to be law by 2016 but the present Tory govt scrapped it and relaxed building standards instead thus making anything from the Code for Sustainable Homes voluntary if the local authority should want to impose the code on its developments. We could have model zero carbon housing estates some of the first in the country/Europe, something all of B’stoke could be proud of regardless of what estate you are from.
Another group of mis-guided Tory nimbys with too much time on their hands. Haven't they heard of the: ‘Save Manydown’, ‘SOVAG’ & ‘DGAG’ groups that have come and gone since the late nineties. IF they'd have taken more of an interest when electing Tory councillors over the years who have: bought a 999 year lease for Manydown to build houses on it , then opposed themselves building on it, and then took Tory govt to High Court for telling them to use it for the purpose bought and lost. They have now elected to listen to Tory councillors moaning they can't do anything about the Tory Govt Local plan forced on them because they haven't been sanctioning enough house building for years in the boro'. Proper 100% true blue irony here. There are going to be a couple of open forums later this year with no remit to act on local objections and that’s it. The feedback will be passed onto the planners/developers who undoubtedly will ignore it. I am sure the local Tory MP will step at any minute and do…nothing. These new houses will be built, and we now have the opportunity to demand these new homes should be ‘zero carbon’ developments as per the Code for Sustainable Homes announced in 2006. This was going to be law by 2016 but the present Tory govt scrapped it and relaxed building standards instead thus making anything from the Code for Sustainable Homes voluntary if the local authority should want to impose the code on its developments. We could have model zero carbon housing estates some of the first in the country/Europe, something all of B’stoke could be proud of regardless of what estate you are from. CrossofLorraine
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