We have sent a flyer to all Emsworth and Westbourne residents listing some of the issues. If you have not received yours yet a copy can be viewed here.

Havant Borough Council have been supporting and pursuing this major housing development on Long Copse Lane through the proposed new Local Plan for several years.

Today the Lane is enjoyed by walkers, horse riders and cyclists. It is a haven for wildlife including several rare breeds of bat.

This development if it goes ahead, will place more pressure on already oversubscribed services, increase traffic across the region and add further stress on the already overburdened Thornham water treatment plant. Inevitably causing an increase in the pollution of Chichester Harbour. 

Yesterday, the Daily Telegraph reported that in his closing speech:- “Boris Johnson has said houses should not be built on “green fields” as ministers abandoned proposals for a vast overhaul of planning rules.”

We need to ensure this message comes across loud and clear to our Councillors.

We would urge you to raise an objection even if it is taken from our leaflet or from the growing list of objections already logged with HBC, follow the link below. This could be our last chance to influence decisions and we should insist that residents are listened to.

To find details on the proposals and to comment on the application follow this link and search for APP/21/00893. The comment deadline has been extended but don’t delay. You can also write to or email the case officer.

Adrian Ellis
East Hampshire District Council
Penns Place
Petersfield GU31 4EX
Email: adrian.ellis@easthants.gov.uk

The application has now appeared on the Chichester District Council website. You may also make your views known here.  The comment deadline is imminent but even when past the number of objections will still be recorded and will put pressure on Councillors to reject the application. For residents of Westbourne email your ward Councillor Roy Briscoe to ask him to oppose the development. rbriscoe@chichester.gov.uk
Jeremy Bushell
Chichester District Council
East Pallant House
West Sussex
PO19 1TY
Email: jbushell@chichester.gov.uk