Keith Watts

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Archive for the ‘Planning’ Category

Keith Watts says “I have more work to do”

by Keith Watts on 14 May, 2014

My priorites are: Fight proposals to build more homes than we need (see more) Find answers to all our traffic and parking problems (see more) Upgrade all facilities for a growing population (see more)    

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Because the Conservative-led Borough Council has taken so long to agree a Local Plan, and might yet take another two years, there is a real risk that developers will apply for permission to build lots of houses in unsuitable places in Whitchurch – and that government inspectors will allow them to do it. 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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Allotment site plan turned down

by Keith Watts on 12 May, 2014

A committee of councillors has rejected an application for houses to be built on the allotments in Bloswood Drive.

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New consultation on the Local Plan

by Keith Watts on 24 April, 2014

The next round of consultation on the Local Plan for Basingstoke & Deane will take place between 25th April and 13th June – see the Borough Council’s leaflet here.

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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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Enough homes for local people but no more

by Keith Watts on 17 March, 2014

Council stands firm against warnings of government interference

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LATEST IN THE LOCAL PLAN SAGA

by Keith Watts on 29 April, 2013

“You couldn’t make it up” Basingstoke & Deane Borough Council is going to try for a third time to agree on a sensible Local Plan for the district.  This will include plans for new homes to be built over the next 15 years.  Borough Councillors Keith Watts and Eric Dunlop agreed two years ago with […]

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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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