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The big topic is ‘Local Plan Part 2’. This is due to set our detailed local planning policy – mainly what type of houses for where – for the Winchester District until 2031 – so it’s important to get it right.
I’ve been getting some emails from local residents who are concerned about a threat to local lollipop people. This has come as a bit of surprise, since a combination of campaigning by local people, hard work by local school governors, teachers and council officers in planning school travel and pressure from local councillors has just helped us get two more locally – one in Cheriton Road and one in Stockbridge Road!
“Irresponsibly inadequate attention has been given to the traffic, transport and safety issues arising from 420 new primary pupils attending the expanded Westgate School; and the proposed relocation of the nursery school.”
Last week’s full council meeting about Silver Hill is on the front page of the Hampshire Chronicle today. Here’s what I said in the meeting.
Conservative plans for ‘right to buy’ are bonkers and will mean we lose a large proportion of council housing in Winchester.
The Conservatives have announced plans to force councils to sell off the most expensive 210,000 council houses and use the money to pay for a national programme of ‘right to buy’ for housing associations right across the country.
For Winchester this will …
A resident asked me about the cherry picker in Tower Street. Here’s the answer I received:
‘The works that are being undertaken in Tower Street relate to on-going maintenance work by BAM Construction to the elevations of Elizabeth II Court. Due …