Residents of Long Copse Lane may have their Gardens and Parking Space Reduced to Accommodate Increased Traffic from New Development

Land & Partners have submitted a raft of new documents to support their application for 210 houses to the North of Long Copse Lane.These now show the route pedestrians will be expected to take on Long Copse Lane when accessing Hollybank Woods.

This will be of grave concern to the residents affected. In many cases the land is shown in their title deeds as being an integral part of their gardens.

The Case Officer is still accepting comments. To raise objections to the application email quoting planning application APP/21/00893.  Each individual in a household may submit their own objection.

The Planning Application For 9 Dwellings on Land Adjacent to 54, Long Copse Lane has been approved by the HBC’s Planning Committee. This to the anger of those residents close to the site. Their deputations to the Planning Committee had fallen on deaf ears.

The approval has triggered a further application in Long Copse Lane which was logged with HBC in August 2021 but only released on 1 March 2022.

This application could open the floodgates to further development to the north of the site and we would urge you to make your objections known.

To find details on the proposals and to raise objections follow this link and search for APP/21/00991. On last inspection the Standard Consultation Expiry Date was showing as Friday 01 April 2022. You can also write to the case officer.

Gary Christie
Havant Borough Council
Public Service Plaza
Civic Centre Rd
Havant PO9 2AX

Westbourne Parish Council met on the 10 March to consider their response. Concerns were expressed that the development would further erode the gap between Westbourne and Emsworth and would have an impact on the Southdowns National Park. Their main concern was the continued urbanisation of LCL and that the rural character of the lane would be lost.

Cllr Richard Kennett has indicated his intention to object to the application, saying:

“There is sketchy information at best – no evidence of what makes it ‘eco’. It also encroaches on the remaining green space between Emsworth and Westbourne.”

We await the responses from our other Ward Councillor’s.

Cllr Kennett has been trying to convince HBC to go back to Government to reduce the housing targets that have been imposed on the Borough. If successful this could allow inappropriate sites on LCL to dropped.