Following last summer’s Hearings with local groups and stakeholders, the Inspectors conclude that parts of the Local Plan are neither Sustainable nor Sound, and that approximately 2,585 housing allocations within the Plan may have to be discarded, leaving the Borough unable to meet its housing completion targets. They advise HBC to withdraw the plan and start again. The Council’s response, summarised by the Leader Alex Rennie, was “This is the right plan for the right place”.
Havant Borough Residents Alliance, supported by Emsworth Residents Association, has written to Cllr Rennie suggesting that HBC “push back on the numbers being foisted on you in order to protect the Borough’s precious environment”. Emsworth CLT supports this position. You can read the letter here.