Keith Watts

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Go-ahead for new homes

by Keith Watts on 12 May, 2014

Planning permission has at last been granted for 83 new homes to be built on the site in Bloswood Lane, Whitchurch, between Park View and Groves Orchard. The plan is for 50 homes for sale in the open market and 33 affordable homes, four of them two bedroom bungalows to rent. Keith Watts said “When I […]

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Delayed decision on Bloswood Lane housing

by Keith Watts on 15 April, 2014

Planners have been thinking about the application for new homes south of Bloswood Lane for a year but haven’t yet decided what to recommend.  The builders are Banner homes (who built Groves Orchard) and Bewley Homes (who built Park View). The plan provides for 20 new homes to be rented from a Housing Association, four […]

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Councillor calls for “vocal support” next Monday

by Keith Watts on 10 April, 2013

Councillor Keith Watts has studied the latest version of the Borough Council’s Decision Notice on numbers and siting of new houses to be built in the next 15 years. “Now that I have studied the proposed new Decision Notice in detail it is clear that this is merely postponing decisions, not reinstating the previous recommendations […]

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Councillor calls for Whitchurch folk to turn up

by Keith Watts on 26 February, 2013

Keith Watts, who represents Whitchurch on Basingstoke & Deane Borough Council, has called on local people to attend a meeting in Basingstoke at 6.30 p.m. on Thursday 28th February (please be there by 6.15 to get a seat) to support him when he opposes the plan for 550 new houses to be built in Whitchurch over 15 years. “Better still, […]

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PLANNING NEW HOMES Liberal Democrats support a plan for Whitchurch to have enough new homes for local people but no more.  Of course, some people will leave and some people will come here but the town should not grow faster than the natural increase in population. The first phase will provide 37 affordable homes to […]

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by Keith Watts on 30 May, 2011

What your Liberal Democrat Councillors will work for “We believe that Whitchurch should grow only to the extent that Whitchurch folk who want to live here can find suitable homes” said Liberal Democrat Councillor Keith Watts at the Annual Town Assembly. “Of course, that does not mean that no-one should be let in or out. […]

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Housing need in Whitchurch

by Keith Watts on 28 December, 2009

15 families are in need of three bedroom houses in Whitchurch.  12 individuals or couples are in need of a one bedroom flat.  Altogether, 62 households are assessed as being in housing need locally.  Keith Watts says “We must plan for more affordable homes to rent. There are some suitable sites in the Town”

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