Long Copse Lane is at the centre of a planning proposal that will change its character forever.

260 New Homes Planned

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Campaign News
13 July, 2018

Signs now available to order!

Thank you all for your patience, you can now order your campaign sign on our website, here: www.savelongcopselane.org.uk/order-a-sign We have about a 2 week turn around of signs, so get…
Campaign News
29 June, 2018

A traffic nightmare!

If you're local, you'll know the kind of traffic chaos you can can face on Long Copse Lane. The lane is just that, a small, thin and winding road with…
Campaign News
21 June, 2018

Campaign Signs have arrived

Just in case anyone has missed our campaign 🙂 we've ordered some lovely signs which have arrived this week! The first deliver was a test sample and we'll be getting…

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The Development Proposal

On the very edge of the South Downs National Park, Long Copse Lane and the surrounding Hollybank fields are home to a diverse range of wildlife, some of which are found in very few other locations in the UK. People call this area home, and we’re very concerned about the effect a development of 260 houses will have on its delicate balance.

Why we object


Increased traffic flow into a narrow rural lane making it unsafe for walkers, cyclist and horse riders.


Loss of countryside on edge of Hollybank Woods and the National Park.

Trees and Wildlife

Adverse impact on trees and protected species that call this area home.

Suitability for Build

Ground stability for building and existing issues with drainage.


Increased pressure on local infrastructure including schools and doctors’ surgeries

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Why is it important to register

There is quite a small window of opportunity to raise objections following the submission of a formal planning application. Often developers place applications during the holiday period in the hope they will be unnoticed.

By registering we will be able to alert you when a formal planning application is received. We can provide information on how to navigate the Havant Planning website along with guidance on how best raise an objection, for those not familiar with the process.

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3 weeks ago

Save Long Copse Lane

Another development in Emsworth. Deadline today for comments...DEADLINE DAY FOR WESTWOOD CLOSE COMMENTS

Havant Borough Council has received a planning application for the development of 46 houses, including 116 car parking spaces, diversion of a public footpath, felling of trees and hedgerows, and loss of an important water meadow, at Land off Westwood Close in Emsworth (often referred to as ‘The Cow Field’ locally).

The deadline for members of the public to comment on the application is Wednesday 22 August. Search for APP/18/00672
Make sure your voice is heard - every comment, email or letter counts!

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Search for APP/18/00672

Thank you for your support.

Emsworthlife Emsworth Residents Association Westbourne Parish Council

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