Proposed Housing Development in Bishopstoke and Fair Oak
Many Compton & Shawford residents are probably unaware of the plans by Eastleigh Borough Council (EBC) to build 5,200 houses on a rural greenfield site north of Bishopstoke and Fair Oak. These plans are known as the council’s options B and C – see an annotated EBC map below.
Plans include a new link road north of Bishopstoke and Fair Oak and south of Colden Common, Owslebury and Upham. This will also affect Allbrook, Boyatt Wood, Chandler’s Ford, Otterbourne, Brambridge, Highbridge, Twyford, Chandler’s Ford and Bishop’s Waltham. The project would also impact areas of ancient woodland (Stoke Park Wood, Crowhill Copse, Upper Barn Copse and Park Hills Wood).
The publication of the EBC Local Plan on Friday 1 December 2017 confirmed these plans. To read all the EBC papers, click here. (link updated November 2019)
Residents of Compton & Shawford who regularly drive through Colden Common or Fishers Pond will probably also be affected by the increase in traffic.
Action Against Destructive Development
A campaign opposing EBC’s options B and C is being led by Action Against Destructive Development Eastleigh (ADD). Supporters include Chris Packham, local MPs Steve Brine, Mims Davies and George Hollingbery, all affected Parish Councils, the Woodland Trust, the Campaign to Protect Rural England, the Angling Trust, Campaign for Better Transport, and many more. For more details, visit http://add-eastleigh.org/
The next important date is Monday 11th December 2017. The EBC full council meets at the Hilton, at the Ageas Bowl, SO30 3XH.
ADD fear that the meeting will approve options B and C, EBC’s favoured proposals, despite all the evidence and opposition.
ADD hope that as many people as possible will come to this meeting to demonstrate the scale of opposition to the proposed housing development in Bishopstoke and Fair Oak.
You can contact them at http://add-eastleigh.org/ or email
ADD’s response to the publication of the EBC Local plan: Eastleigh Local Plan: The moment of truth has arrived. And truth is… there’s still not enough evidence!