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EAST HAMPSHIRE DISTRICT COUNCIL

(HORNDEAN: LONDON ROAD (A3), PORTSMOUTH ROAD(A3) AND HAVANT ROAD (B2149)) (TEMPORARY ROUNDABOUT CLOSURE) ORDER 2022

 

NOTICE is hereby given that not less than seven days from the date of this notice, East Hampshire District Council pursuant to an arrangement entered into under Section 19 of the Local Government Act 2000, with the Council of the County of Hampshire, intend to make an Order under Section 14 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, as amended by the Road Traffic (Temporary Restrictions) Act 1991, the effect of which will be to prohibit any vehicle from proceeding along a 35 metre length of London Road (A3), Horndean, a 71 metre length of Portsmouth Road (A3), Horndean and a 17 metre length of Havant Road (B2149) Horndean at their junction with each other.

Pedestrian access and vehicular access to affected properties will be maintained but remains a ‘No Through Route’.

The Order is necessary to facilitate resurfacing of the carriageway and roundabout (“the Works”).

The alternative route for vehicles for A3 will be via Portsmouth Road (A3), Lovedean Lane, Downhouse Road, Drift Road, White Dirt Lane, Southdown Road, Tam Rise, Hawthorn Road, Downwood Way, London Road (A3) and vice versa.

The alternative route for vehicles for B2149 will be via Havant Road (B2149), Dell Piece East (B2149), Dell Piece West (B2149), Portsmouth Road (A3), Lovedean Lane, Downhouse Road, Drift Road, White Dirt Lane, Southdown Road, Tam Rise, Hawthorn Road, Downwood Way, London Road (A3) and vice versa.

It is expected that the Order will last for approximately 6 months or until the Works are completed, whichever is the sooner starting on or after 5th December 2022.

Not withstanding the above, it is expected that the closure will be required for 5 days.

For any queries about the Works taking place please call Hope & Clay (Construction) Ltd on 07831 811910.


Dated this 18th day of November 2022.

 

Temporary Roundabout Closure - Google Map

 

B2149 Havant Thicket - Road closure 

 

Please see below link for Traffic Management Plan and diversion route for the B2149 during the road closure; that is planned for early October.

The plan shows southbound vehicles to be diverted via Dell Piece East to the A3 London Rd

Northbound traffic on Horndean Rd & Petersfield Rd will be signed and diverted via Bartons Rd / Stockheath Rd towards the A3

Any northbound vehicles ignoring these signs will be requested to turn around at the mini roundabouts at Whicher gate. Furthermore, A “road not suitable for diversion” sign has also been added at Redhill Road to advise motorists of the preferred diversion route.

Whilst every effort has been made to minimise disruption , there will inevitably be a ‘settling in’ period for the first few days following the initial road closure.

 

B2149 Havant Thicket - Road closure diversion plan

 

British Gas Lite have confirmed that the issue with your meter is with their metering department and they should be contacting you within the next 2 week to arrange a site visit with you.

 

EAST HAMPSHIRE DISTRICT COUNCIL

(HORNDEAN: BLENDWORTH LANE) (TEMPORARY CLOSURE) ORDER 2022

 

NOTICE is hereby given that not less than seven days from the date of this notice, East Hampshire District Council pursuant to an arrangement entered into under Section 19 of the Local Government Act 2000, with the Council of the County of Hampshire, intend to make an Order under Section 14 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, as amended by the Road Traffic (Temporary Restrictions) Act 1991, the effect of which will be to prohibit any vehicle from proceeding along approximately 540 metres of Blendworth Lane, Horndean from the Fire Station to the junction with Cabden Lane.

 

Pedestrian access and vehicular access to affected properties will be maintained.

 

The Order is necessary to facilitate works to provide a safe working zone to access carriage way boxes (“the Works”).

 

The alternative route for vehicles will be via Blendworth Lane, Woodhouse Lane, Rowlands Castle Road, B2149 Havant Road and vice versa.

 

It is expected that the Order will last for approximately 6 months or until the Works are completed, whichever is the sooner starting on or after the 29th August 2022.

 

Not withstanding the above, it is expected that the closure will be required for 12 nights, between the hours of 9.00pm and 6.00am.

 

For any queries about the works taking place please call Openreach on 0370 050 0792.

 

Dated this twelfth day of August 2022.

 

East Hampshire District Council

Penns Place

Petersfield GU31 4EX

 

CAD Drawing  - Temporary Road Closure, Blendworth Lane 


 

LOCAL PLAN CONSULTATION

 


Big news from East Hampshire District Council

Help us make a Local Plan that works for you and your family

Our Local Plan consultation opens today!

We need your help to shape the future of East Hampshire and answer some of the difficult questions we will face in the future.

Our new consultation website is live right now. You can now read the detail, understand the issues and leave your comments and views.

Take part in our Local Plan consultation

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We can’t do it without you!

The Local Plan sets out how we will deliver homes, jobs and services to the parts of East Hampshire outside the South Downs National Park over the next two decades.

In this consultation we will be asking tough questions on important issues such as the climate emergency and population change - and we need to know your views.

There are no proposed housing allocations or development sites in this consultation. They will be discussed in a future consultation.

You can follow the link above and get started right away.

Or, if you prefer to talk things through face-to-face, we are running three drop-in events:

  • Alton Assembly Rooms
    Wednesday 7 December, 3.30-6.30pm
  • Forest Community Centre
    Whitehill & Bordon, Thursday 8 December, 3.30-6.30pm
  • Merchistoun Hall
    Horndean, Monday 12 December, 3.30-6.30pm

The consultation will run for eight weeks, closing on Monday 16 January 2023. Paper copies of the consultation document can be found at these locations:

Alton Library, Vicarage Hill; Liphook Library, London Road; Bordon Library, Forest Centre; Petersfield Library, The Square; Horndean Parish Council, Jubilee Hall; Whitehill Town Council, Forest Community Centre, and EHDC's offices at Penns Place, Petersfield.

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 Help create a Local Plan that tackles tough issues 

 

You can soon take part in a Local Plan consultation that can help shape the future of your community.

 

The consultation kicks off on Monday 21 November and will run for eight weeks until Friday 16 January. 

 

Sign up to take part - www.easthants.gov.uk/lp-consultation

 

The Local Plan sets out how we will deliver homes, jobs and services to the parts of East Hampshire outside the South Downs National Park over the next two decades. 

 

In this consultation we will be asking tough questions on important issues such as the climate emergency and population change - and we need to know your views. 

 

For the first time we are using a new online platform that will make it easier than ever to get involved. 

 

You will be able to browse the various issues and priorities covered by the consultation and leave your comments quickly and easily. 

 

The Local Plan is a vital document that will affect how the district grows over the next 20 years, so please get involved. We can’t do it without you. 

 

You can sign up now to make sure you’re ready to go when the consultation goes live. 

 

We are also running three drop-in events for those who prefer to talk things through face-to-face. 

Alton Assembly Rooms, Wednesday 7 December, 3.30-6.30pm   

Forest Community Centre, Whitehill & Bordon, Thursday 8 December, 3.30-6.30pm 

Merchistoun Hall, Horndean, Monday 12 December, 3.30-6.30pm 

 

Visit: www.easthants.gov.uk/lp-consultation

 

 

Big news from East Hampshire District Council

 

Help create a Local Plan that tackles tough issues

You can soon take part in a Local Plan consultation that will help shape the future of your community.

The consultation kicks off on Monday 21 November and will run for eight weeks until Friday 16 January.

Sign up here to take part online

Upload logo

The Local Plan sets out how we will deliver homes, jobs and services to the parts of East Hampshire outside the South Downs National Park over the next two decades.

In this consultation we will be asking tough questions on important issues such as the climate emergency and population change - and we need to know your views.

For the first time we are using a new online platform that will make it easier than ever to get involved.

You will be able to browse the various issues and priorities covered by the consultation and leave your comments quickly and easily.

The Local Plan is a vital document that will affect how the district grows over the next 20 years, so please get involved. We can’t do it without you.

Sign up now to make sure you’re ready to go when the consultation goes live.

We are also running three drop-in events for those who prefer to talk things through face-to-face.

  • Alton Assembly Rooms, Wednesday 7 December, 3.30-6.30pm
  • Forest Community Centre, Whitehill & Bordon, Thursday 8 December, 3.30-6.30pm
  • Merchistoun Hall, Horndean, Monday 12 December, 3.30-6.30pm

Find out more about the Local Plan consultation and how to take part


East Hants District Council News


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Bin collections over Christmas and New Year

Following the bank holiday on Monday 26 December 2022, our provider will collect your bins a day later during that week due to the bank holiday closure of Hampshire County Council's waste disposal facilities.

Normal collection day – new collection day

Mon 26 Dec – Tue 27 Dec

Tue 27 Dec – Wed 28 Dec

Wed 28 Dec – Thu 29 Dec

Thu 29 Dec – Fri 30 Dec

Fri 30 Dec – Sat 31 Dec

Please note that scheduled Friday collections will take place on Saturday 31 December.

Normal collections will resume on Monday 2 January 2023.

Garden waste

Garden waste collections are suspended over the Christmas and New Year period (26 December 2022 to 6 January 2023 inclusive) as shown on your calendar.

Garden waste customers can have their real Christmas trees collected on their first collection back. (If you have a tree over six feet tall, please cut it down into manageable chunks for the crew to take away.)

Find your bin calendar

Click here if your bin has been missed

 

Business East Hants News

Help your business to have a positive impact on the planet, society and the economy

Enterprise Nation has teamed up with Aviva and TSB Business to give 20,000 businesses the support they need to be more sustainable and have a positive impact on the planet, society, and the economy. Plan it with Purpose has been designed to help owners of small and medium-sized businesses develop a better understanding of environmental and social issues in the UK.

Use the sustainability discovery tool to get a tailored action plan with information detailing where to find the support, resources, and advice you need to be more sustainable.

Visit Enterprise Nation for more info


Find out how your business could benefit from a LoCASE grant

Monday 5 December, 1.30-2.30pm

LoCASE (Low Carbon across the South and East) offers small and medium-sized businesses grants from £1,000 and up to £10,000, covering 40% of eligible costs. The funding is available for businesses to implement energy efficiency measures, to save on energy costs going forward, and business development for companies providing green services.

Join this session to learn about the programme, see how your business can apply and ask questions.

Register for free


Have you heard about Help to Grow: Management?

The Help to Grow: Management Course will help you boost the performance and resilience of your business. Designed and delivered by entrepreneurs and industry experts at world-class business schools, this leadership course will take your business to the next level.

Join a 30-minute complimentary online taster session to find out more.

Sessions are running until 20 December 2022 and the next session is on Tuesday 22 November 2022, 12pm - 12:30pm.

Register for free

Want to help a small business grow?

Sign up as a mentor on the Help to Grow: Management Course and access free training from the Association of Business Mentors.

Become a mentor


Do you have an idea that you want to turn into a business?

‘Create’ is a free, 12-hour online self-employment training programme being delivered by housing provider, Abri. Learn step-by-step how best to start, what to consider and plan for, as well as addressing all the necessary legalities so that you can have the best possible start with the right tools and information.

The programme is comprised of four three-hour webinar sessions and one to one mentoring, all delivered on Microsoft Teams.

The first workshop is on Wednesday 30 November, 9.30am-12.30pm

Find out more and register


Learn about the benefits of employing young people with special educational needs and disabilities

Tuesday 13 December, 2pm - EII Court, Winchester

Discover the benefits employing young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) can bring to the workplace.

In this session, you will hear from other employers on how employing young people with SEND has helped their business, meet representatives from Employability Hubs, and hear how colleges and the Post 16 sector can work with local employers and young people with SEND to create meaningful pathways which benefit everyone and develop a culture of inclusivity.

Find out about adaptions, in-work support tools, financial support, job/skills coaching, support networks and much more!

To register your interest, email Candice.Reynolds@hants.gov.uk

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Big news from East Hampshire District Council 

Struggling with the rising cost of living?

If you’re struggling with the rising cost of living, there may be support you qualify for and things you can do to reduce your costs.

We’ve set up a section on our website to bring together the different options that could be available to you.

Find out more

Struggling with the rising cost of living? Image of a stressed man.

Councillor Julie Butler, East Hampshire District Council portfolio holder for Community Engagement, said:

“People will be feeling the pressure from many different angles, depending on their personal circumstances.

“There are residents who have never needed to ask for help and don’t know what help they could be entitled to who are impacted by the rising cost of living. I encourage any resident who is struggling to visit our website and see what help is available.”

Find out more on the EHDC website.

 

 

Crews will return on Saturday and Monday to catch u

 

Council takes back control to ensure top-class waste service

East Hampshire District Council is taking back control of its waste to ensure residents get a top-class service.

The council is determined to restore its waste service so it is the best it can be, and the first step is establishing its own joint venture. This way EHDC will have more influence and control - as well as creating a more responsive service.

EHDC has worked at extreme pace and gone the extra mile to transform the way this service will be delivered after problems predominantly caused by driver shortages created collection issues.

The council is now pursuing a new joint venture (rather than delegating its service to Havant Borough Council) that will be in place by the end of December (this year).

This is the latest in a swathe of actions that EHDC has taken to bolster the service after kerbside glass collection was suspended so that general waste, recycling and garden waste could be prioritised until more staff could be recruited by Norse South East (NSE).

The council has:

  • boosted the salaries for crew and supported an enhanced recruitment and retention package
  • helped promote jobs for NSE
  • reinstated glass collection banks during the suspension so residents have an alternative means of getting rid of bottles - and added extra banks where demand is high
  • promoted the location of bottle banks to through an online map and the council website

With the council's support, NSE has been able to restart kerbside glass collections today (Monday 3 October).

Cllr Richard Millard, East Hampshire District Council's Leader, said:

"We are taking back control of our services, so we deliver the excellent quality that our residents have come to expect from living in our district.

"This change will mean we can be responsive, react quickly and deal directly with any challenges that Norse faces. And we have done this in record time because we know how much this matters to our residents.

"Delivering top-class services is what we are about. And if they slip below this high standard then I will take action - which is exactly what we are doing here.

“This is not problem solved, but a big, bold, step towards it.”

 

 


 

News release EHDC

 

New Local Plan timetable

In May, EHDC took the decision to suspend progression to the latter stages of the plan-making process (Regulation 19) and instead to conduct further early-stage consultation (Regulation 18).

You can read more about that decision here

As a result, the Planning Policy team would like to advise you that we have recently updated the Local Development Scheme.

This is the timetable associated with the new Local Plan, which will deliver the strategy and accompanying policies to guide the development needed to support our growing communities, whilst tackling the climate emergency we find ourselves in.

The next early-stage of formal consultation (Regulation 18 – Part 1) will be in November 2022, whereby we will be engaging with stakeholders and members of the public on the issues and priorities across the district, as well as a revised vision and objectives for the emerging Local Plan.

For more details on the timetable please visit the council's website: https://www.easthants.gov.uk/planning-policy/local-plan-timetable.

 


 
News release EHDC
  Have your say on New planning guidance 

 

East Hampshire District Council is drawing up new planning guidance to advise on what sites may be developed outside the defined settlements. 

The Housing Outside Settlement Boundaries Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) has been written to give further guidance on what housing proposals may be suitable for sites outside the district’s towns and villages, given that the Local Plan will not be available for some time. 

Anyone can read and offer comments on the SPD in a consultation to be run from today (Tuesday 9 August) to 5pm Tuesday 20 September. The consultation is running for six weeks, rather than the usual four, to take account of the holiday season. 

Consultation on the Draft Housing Outside Settlement Boundaries SPD 

Cllr Angela Glass, EHDC Portfolio Holder for planning, said: “We are preparing a Local Plan that will shape the future of our district until 2040.  

“In the meantime, this SPD will help determine planning applications while we work on the new Local Plan. 

“We want to hear what you think about the SPD, please follow the link, take part in the consultation and let us know your views.” 

 

News release EHDC 

Garden waste service set to grow

***Correction - the previous version of this release included an error. The garden waste collections are made fortnightly, not monthly as we previously stated.***

More residents can soon take advantage of East Hampshire District Council’s kerbside collection of green waste as the council moves quickly to extend and improve the service. 

Currently more than 10,000 residents take advantage of the fortnightly collection of grass cuttings and garden clippings from people’s homes. 

With two lorries dedicated to the service it is struggling to meet demand and has more than 1,000 households on a waiting list. 

The council now plans to launch a third crew, opening up the collection to a further 5,000 households. 

It will also strengthen the existing service and enable the council to clear the current backlog of uncollected garden waste bins. 

Cllr Richard Millard, EHDC Leader, used an Executive Order, a process that fast-tracks the council’s decision-making process, in order to launch the new service as quickly as possible. 

He said: “The Green Waste service is a popular and successful innovation from EHDC but it has not been operating as efficiently as it should. 

“Introducing a new round will let more people sign up to the service and allow us to get our existing collections back on track.  

“While we only have two crews on the service it has no room to grow. We believe there is sufficient demand for the service to launch a third round, allowing another 5,000 households to conveniently dispose of the green waste they collect from their gardens. No more trips to the tip!”

Garden Waste customers pay £74 a year for a brown bin and £49 for a green sack, which is emptied every two weeks.  

You can register your interest in a garden waste licence on the council's website: www.easthants.gov.uk/garden-waste  

ENDS 

Bank holiday bins


 

 

Bin Calendars now available

 

Bin Calendars from April 2022 - March 2023 are available online at EHDC. Please follow the link for details.

Bin Calendar April 2022 - March 2023 

  


Reservoir given planning permission

Plans for an 8.7 billion litre storage reservoir spanning 160 hectares in between Rowlands Castle, East Hampshire and Leigh Park in Havant has been granted permission to go ahead by neighbouring local authorities.

The detailed planning application for the reservoir, along with a separate one for the pipeline which is needed to fill and remove water to supply to customers, was considered and granted permission following hours of debate by councillors at East Hampshire District Council and Havant Borough Council.

The Reservoir is a collaboration between Portsmouth Water and Southern Water will safeguard water resources for years to come for the South East.

The plan, submitted by Portsmouth Water, to build a reservoir, together with a visitor and education centre, picnic and play area, along with parking facilities for approximately 200 vehicles, has been an ambition for many years.

 

The reservoir, once complete, will create a permanent wetland with bird watching facilities.

As the nature of the existing site will change, Portsmouth Water has worked with environmental regulators to create an extensive programme to support the environment on and around the site. This includes the creation and improvement of around 200 hectares of woodland and pasture to support wildlife.

During the meetings, held at both local authorities, concerns were heard from The Woodland Trust, Havant Climate Alliance, Friends of the Earth and residents about the removal of ancient woodland. It was then highlighted that despite the loss of these trees, the exceptional benefits would protect unique habitats and precious local chalk streams, the rivers Itchen and Test.

In addition, government regulators Natural England and the Environment Agency highlighted that they are satisfied that provided the mitigation and compensation strategy is secured and fully implemented the scheme would have delivered a suitable compensation strategy for the loss of irreplaceable habitats.

Planning Portfolio Lead at East Hampshire District Council, Councillor Angela Glass, said: “The reservoir will secure more reliable water supplies for the region as a whole. It will also help cater for a growth in the population and housing and more droughts as a result of climate change.”

Councillor Clare Satchwell, Cabinet Lead for Planning, Hayling Seafront Strategy and Coastal Management at Havant Borough Council, added: “This major project has been talked about in the borough since the 1960s and after a comprehensive report and presentation at Havant's Planning Committee on June 3, the committee considered the applications for Havant Thicket Reservoir and gave permission, subject to completion of a section 106 legal agreement.

Portsmouth Water chief executive Bob Taylor said: “It is great news that both Havant Borough and East Hampshire District’s planning committees have resolved to grant permission for our reservoir proposals – recognising the growing public need for reliable and resilient water resources and our ambitions and commitment to support the environment and communities.

“As well as securing much-needed future water supplies, Havant Thicket Reservoir will help safeguard the River Itchen and River Test, two of Hampshire’s rare and world-famous chalk streams, by enabling less water to be taken from them. It will also create a new green leisure hub for people and wildlife.

“I would like to thank the councils for their support on this vitally important scheme and we’re also very grateful to local people and community representatives for their strong backing and valuable feedback over a number of years, which have helped shape the plans and our approach in many areas.”

Final legal commitments for the reservoir scheme will now be agreed with both authorities and full permission could be granted by early summer. Work would then begin with further environmental work to support wildlife mitigation. Havant Thicket Reservoir could then open fully to the public in 2029.

Havant Borough Council also granted outline permission for further earthworks and built infrastructure around the reservoir, and for a pipeline to fill it with surplus water from the Bedhampton Springs in winter.

More information can be found at www.portsmouthwater.co.uk/havant-thicket-reservoir


 

  

  

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