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June 2015

Congratulations Clive

Congratulations to Clive Pinder who has been elected to Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council for the Basing Ward. Clive received almost 60% of the vote with a majority of over 2100. Clive joins Councillors Cubitt and Godesen from the Basing Ward supporting the SOLVE cause of preserving the character and integrity of the Loddon Valley from over development.

Local Plan following the elections, work can continue on the Local Plan. The round of public consultations, on the changes since last October only, runs until 4pm on 22 June 2015. The remaining timetable remains as in the previous report (April 2015).

The Local Plan proposal for 450 houses on the site known as 'East of Basingstoke' (SS3.9, previously BAS121), next to Pyotts Hill, remains a serious concern. Therefore, despite the reduced housing numbers in this Local Plan there are unresolved questions including - River Loddon water quality, flooding, proximity to the Incinerator, sewage works and the Park Pale Heritage site, as well as transport and infrastructure.

The recommendation is that these houses are built on the northern part of the site and that this is developed in conjunction with 150 houses on Redlands Farm (SS3.7), in Sherfield-on-Loddon Parish. Beyond 2029 a further 450 houses could be built on SS3.9. There is still the continuing threat of thousands of houses extending east across the Loddon Valley towards Newnham.

The Local Plan also proposes 100 houses next to Swing Swang Lane on the triangle of land east of the Hampshire Clinic.

Peter Bloyce
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