Keith Watts

Liberal Democrat Councillor for Whitchurch in Hampshire Learn more

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Any new building will make our local traffic and parking problems worse.  Keith Watts has put forward a scheme for £70,000 to be spent in Whitchurch improving the situation over five years.  A decision will not be made on this until after the election.

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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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20 m.p.h. – please don’t phone US!

by Keith Watts on 12 May, 2014

The 20 m.p.h signs appearing in Whitchurch are for a “pilot” being run by Hampshire County Council.  Their enquiry phone number is 0845 603 5633. Please don’t phone your Liberal Democrat Borough Councillors, who have no inside knowledge nor influence over the scheme.

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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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Funds for traffic and parking improvements

by Keith Watts on 16 April, 2014

Everyone who replied to a survey by the Whitchurch Liberal Democrats says that traffic and parking improvements are the top priority for Whitchurch. Keith Watts has now applied for Local Infrastructure funding of £70,000 to be spent on this issue over the next five years.  This proposal is supported by the Town Council, the Whitchurch […]

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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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Planners recommend houses on allotments

by Keith Watts on 12 April, 2014

At a meeting in Basingstoke on 7th May, councillors will be recommended to approve a plan for 32 houses to be built on the allotments at the end of Bloswood Drive.  The plan is for road access to the houses to be along Caesars Way.  Residents of that area are strongly against that proposal and […]

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KEITH WATTS nominated for Borough Election

by Keith Watts on 12 April, 2014

Liberal Democrats in Whitchurch have nominated Keith Watts to defend his seat on Basingstoke & Deane Borough Council in May.

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