Listening to your views is essential to the Council providing better services. One of the ways we listen to residents is by holding public meetings, known as Community Action Team (CAT) meetings. The meetings are a great way to keep up to date with what is going on in your local area.
The Council has held two CAT meetings recently to discuss the planning application for the Welborne Garden Village. The consultation will run from 10 January to March 1st. The CAT meetings took place:
For both exhibitions there was an opportunity to attend an exhibition before the CAT meetings from 6-7pm. The CAT meetings themselves ran from 7-8.30pm. The banners have now been moved to Fareham Shopping Centre and are viewable to the left of the entrance of 'The Works' opposite the entrance to 'Debenhams'. The banners will be on display until the consultation ends on March 1 2019.
The Council will be holding a CAT meeting about the Daedalus Vision Review on Thursday 7 March 2019 in the Bridge Conference Room at the Fareham Innovation Centre, Solent Airport. The meeting will last for one hour at 7-8pm with a short presentation from the Executive Leader of the Council, Councillor Woodward.
If you would like to attend the CAT meeting please can you confirm your place by phoning the Engagement team on 01329 824335. Alternatively, you can email email@example.com. There is a limited capacity at the venue.
Most CAT meetings take place when there is a local 'hot topic' that is of interest to residents taking place at a crunch time. If you have an issue or any questions about the CAT meetings please contact your local Councillor or email firstname.lastname@example.org
There are also yearly summer meetings taking place in 5 areas across Fareham which give you an opportunity to quiz Councillor Woodward.
Fareham Borough Council held Exhibitions and Community Action Team (CAT) meetings during October and November about the review of the Borough's Draft Local Plan 2036 by attending the CAT meetings and Exhibitions.
The Local Plan looks at housing, employment space, and places where retail and leisure facilities should be provided. It also earmarks areas to be protected, such as countryside, community and leisure buildings, and open spaces.
At the exhibitions and meetings residents have found out about proposals for the local area and had the opportunity to speak directly to planning officers and Councillors. Notes from the Meetings is accessible by hyperlink below.
A CAT meeting on the topic of the two planning applications submitted by the National Grid took place at Holy Rood Church on 24 July. The applications include the detailed designs for the IFA2 converter station and a new area of public open space to be created around the converter station site. Around 160 people attended the meeting. A presentation provided information on the applications and the ways that people can have their say.
Fareham Borough Council has received an outline planning application (reference P/17/0266/OA) from Buckland Development Limited for up to 6,000 homes at Welborne Garden Village. We hosted the following Community Action Team (CAT) Meetings for residents to find out more about the application and ask questions:
Persimmon Homes has appealed the Council's decision to refuse its planning application to develop land and proposal to build up to 120 homes with access from Cranleigh Road, along with public open space and a play area.
A CAT meeting to discuss the appeal took place on Monday 17 October at Wicor Primary School, Portchester from 7-8pm.
For more information about the application itself and the appeal process please visit the Cranleigh Road, Portchester planning application webpage.
A planning application from National Grid has been submitted in respect of their planned energy infrastructure project, IFA2.
A CAT meeting to discuss the application took place on Monday 23 May at Holy Rood Church, Stubbington from 6-7:30pm.