Fareham's Local Plan allowed the building of more than 1,000 homes east of Peak Lane and south of Longfield Avenue, and around 200 homes south of Oakcroft Lane and west of Peak Lane.
Both sites are in Stubbington ward, and in the Strategic Gap, and your LIb Dem team consistently opposed applications in these areas..
In leaflets delivered before the elections in May 2021, Conservative candidate Pal Hayre pledged:
"If elected, I will oppose and vote against further building in Stubbington - the infrastructure simply isn't there."
She was duly elected ... and here's what happened:
From the minutes of Fareham Borough Council meeting, June 7, 2021:
Having been duly proposed and seconded, and upon being put to the vote, the
recommendations (a) to (d) of the Revised Publication Local Plan Consultation
report were CARRIED with Councillors I Bastable, Mrs S M Bayford, F Birkett,
Miss J Bull, T M Cartwright, Mrs L E Clubley, M R Daniells, P J Davies, T
Davies, S Dugan, Mrs T Ellis, J Englefield, M J Ford, N Gregory, Miss T
Harper, Mrs P Hayre, Mrs C L A Hockley, Mrs K Mandry, S D Martin, Ms S
Pankhurst, N J Walker, Mrs S Walker and S D T Woodward voting in favour ... and Councillors J Forrest, G Kelly, Mrs J Kelly, R H Price and Mrs K K Trott
Tories and Independents caved in and supported building in the Strategic Gap: Lib Dems stuck to their guns and continued to oppose it.
The officer assured Gerry that these issues are being investigated - although you may not see a Police Officer or vehicle around all the time, things are “happening behind the scenes”.
He added that In the coming weeks, there will be visible and non visible activity to try and combat these issues.
Within a few days of Gerry's meeting, the police traffic unit was out and about in an area where Gerry had passed on local concerns about speeding and dangerous crossings.
Gerry Drabble says: "Please do remember that the Police purse is a finite purse and naturaly the resources need to be allocated to the most serious incidents, So please let's not blame the Police, this is due to consistent cuts year on year of budgets and staff,
"Remember you can report your concerns by calling 101, online at Hampshire Constabulary, and via Crime stoppers.
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"Please do continue to let us know of issues.
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