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Major Decisions

You may be as shocked as I was to learn that Cllr. Tim Pike has signed off the Hayling Transport Assessment Addendum as of March 16th 2020, having disagreed with "the [Operations and Place Shaping Board March10th] decision that further consideration is needed regarding this matter." You will recall my last posting in which I summarised the fundamental reasons for sending the Addendum back to reconsider the decision for the reasons which I can now quote from this week's HBC documents as being the following 4 issues. (Please note that you can find the relevant documents on this matter via the link further below.) 1. Document to include phased funding timeline with trigger points; [this is to

Crucial Decision Taken

I attended yesterday evening's crucial Operations & Place Shaping Board Scrutiny Meeting at which the Revised Hayling Island Transport Addendum was examined on the basis of Cllr. Clare Satchwell's 'call-in' before it could be accepted and included in HBC's Evidence Base (all on HBC's website) intended to support the submission of the Pre-Submission Local Plan to 2036 to the Inspector. After over 2 hours of discussion the final vote taken by the 7 Board members only, whose names obtainable from the link I last sent you, the decision was made by 4 votes to 3, to "Refer the decision back to the Decision Maker [named as Cllr. Tim Pike presenting in favour of the TA Addendum] for reconsideration

Councillors must protect the environment

Havant Borough Council’s (HBC) Operations & Place Shaping Board’s January 28th Meeting focussed on the problems relating to the requirement for nutrient ‘neutrality’ that now delay building developments. Why is this important? An HBC Water Specialist Planning Officer gave a brief explanation of the problem. The nutrients in question result from either natural or human origins and either source affects the time-scale of negative impact on our fresh and sea water systems. The proportions of these origins are approximately: 40% agricultural – nowadays farmers must adhere to “Nitrogen Vulnerability Zones which dictate the quantity & timing of any eg manure that is placed on fields etc.”; 40%

Councillors must protect our environment

Havant Borough Council’s (HBC) Operations & Place Shaping Board’s January 28th Meeting focussed on the problems relating to the requirement for nutrient ‘neutrality’ that now delay building developments. Why is this important? An HBC Water Specialist Planning Officer gave a brief explanation of the problem. The nutrients in question result from either natural or human origins and either source affects the time-scale of negative impact on our fresh and sea water systems. The proportions of these origins are approximately: 40% agricultural – nowadays farmers must adhere to “Nitrogen Vulnerability Zones which dictate the quantity & timing of any eg manure that is placed on fields etc.”; 40%

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