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Local Elections are only weeks away for some parts of Hampshire

Help us to show your new candidates what the countryside means to you and ask them to Keep It Green and support a South Hampshire Green Belt. 

We need to let candidates in the key areas of Eastleigh, Winchester, Southampton and the Test Valley know what an important issue the South Hampshire Green Belt is to local people.

One of the best ways to get involved is to email or write to your local candiates, letting them know the issues important to you. We have provided a template letter you may want to use to call on your local candidates to show their support for the South Hampshire Green Belt, protecting our vital green spaces for generations to come.

Please just complete the letter and send it to your local candidates. 

You can find all the details on elections in your area, the candidates and where you can vote  be clicking on the following links. Simply follow the links and enter your postcode to find your local Council, candidates and where to vote

 

Don't live in one of the areas connected to the South Hampshire Green Belt but still want to show your support?

Then please contact your local candidates in the 2019 elections and ask them to show their support for countryside issues and support the CPRE Manifesto. Visit our National Team website for details on how to get involved

 

Keep it Green Final Landscape

CPRE Hampshire is well aware of the consternation being caused in North Hampshire by the application of the American firm Wheelabrator for a massive incinerator.

Moya Grove, CPRE Hampshire water expert reports on the latest situation with West Hampshire water resources. 

Monday, 14 January 2019 16:05

Campaign Updates

Written by Nicola Revolta

Latest Updates from the South Hampshire Green Belt Campaign

We are delighted to annouce that PUSH Chairman and Leader for Fareham Borough Council, Cllr Sean Woodward has issued a positve response to our Strategic Gaps Report.  In a comment to local news, Cllr Woodard responded: ' I would love to have a Green Belt in Hampshire and I agree that Strategic Gaps don’t work. I would love to see this resolved in the next one to two years and it is something that we are working towards at the moment.’

A fantastic response in favour of a South Hampshire Green Belt - and brilliant to have a time-frame to hold our Council Leaders to. 

January 2019 

Following on from the success in December, CPRE Hampshire have commissioned a report into the effectiveness of Local and Strategic Gaps -  the measures used in South Hampshire to safeguard our precious green spaces. These Gaps offer no legal protection and have been gradually nibbled away, with some now measuring only metres. 

Read more about in Current News

Read the full report below. 

 

December 2018

The campaign continues to move forward with December 2018 seeing us hand-in our petiton of over 13,500 signatures from local people in favour of the Green Belt. 

The petition was presented to Cllr Sean Woodward, Chair of PUSH ahead of the Joint Committee meeting on 4th December. This came ahead of a key decision from the Partnership for Urban South Hampshire (PUSH), a Joint Committee of our local councils and decision makers, to determine whether to continue to support the adoption of a South Hampshire Green Belt.

Councillor Woodward, a long-time champion of the idea of the Green Belt, was joined by his fellow elected Leaders from South Hampshire to receive the outcomes from a report exploring the ‘justification for considering a Green Belt.'

The Joint Committee agreed that the Green Belt must now be included as a key part of the work that will form the Statement of Common Ground.  This will mean that the adoption of a Green Belt will be given serious consideration as part of their ongoing plans for the sustainable development of the PUSH region. Considerable work needs to be done to determine exactly how Green Belt could be introduced in South Hampshire and Council Leaders have shown their commitment to further exploration.

CPRE Hampshire Chair Dee Haas was pleased by the outcome. ‘Our discussions with PUSH have always been very positive, with Cllr Woodward being a strong voice of support for the adoption of a Green Belt in South Hampshire. Although not giving a definitive decision, this is a great step forward for us.'

Read more about the meeting in our news section

 

The South West of the county is facing a water shortage. CPRE Hampshire member and water expert Moya Grove gives us the latest update on the situation. 

March e-Newsletter

March e-Newsletter

 

Your monthly e-news from the charity that stands up for the Hampshire countryside.

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Kit Malthouse Chairs CPRE Hampshire Debate

Kit Malthouse Chairs CPRE Hampshire Debate

Local MP and Minister of State for Housing and Planning Chairs CPRE Hampshire Debate

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Latest Updates on West Hampshire water

Latest Updates on West Hampshire water

Moya Grove, CPRE Hampshire water expert reports on the latest situation with West Hampshire water resources. 

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Wheelabrator Incinerator at Harewood

Wheelabrator Incinerator at Harewood

CPRE Hampshire is well aware of the consternation being caused in North Hampshire by the application of the American firm Wheelabrator for a massive incinerator.

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