Planning and Protecting Green Spaces

Much has been raised to Mims about developments planned on green spaces around Eastleigh.

Mims says:

“Since before I was elected I have been campaigning against the wholesale hostile developments that are being planned in Eastleigh. The homes being planned to the west of Horton Heath are a particular concern, as the infrastructure of this area cannot sustain mass house building at this time.

“I have asked Parliamentary Questions, referred Eastleigh Borough Council to the Secretary of State, objected to numerous applications through formal submissions and much more. I have had many meetings with Eastleigh Borough Council asking them to deliver a Local Plan that will stop the developers being able to build wherever they want to. We need to use brownfield land for development first before touching our precious green spaces.

“Just recently I met with Hound Parish Council to discuss how best the parishes and I can work together to bring some sense to the Eastleigh planning process.

“I am not only campaigning to improve EBC planning but I am also lobbying central government for the infrastructure investment we urgently need to free up our roads from the abysmal amount of traffic that is currently a constant issue.”

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