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Community Action Team (CATS)

What are CAT meetings?

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.

Details of previous CAT meetings

About CAT Meetings

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 that you would like to be considered for a CAT meeting please contact your local Councillor or email

There are also yearly summer meetings taking place in 5 areas across Fareham which give you an opportunity to quiz Councillor Woodward.

If you have any questions about CAT meetings please contact


Previous CAT Meetings

Summer CAT meetings in 2018

Local Plan Review Exhibitions and CAT meetings in 2017

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.

IFA2 CAT Meeting in 2017

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.

Summer CAT Meeting Notes in 2017

Welborne Planning Application CAT Meetings in 2017

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:

Addition Welborne Planning Application Information

Cranleigh Road Planning Application Appeal Meeting - 17 October 2016

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.

Wicor Primary School Notes PDF (52 KB)

Cranleigh Road Planning Application Appeal Meeting Presentation PDF (959 KB)

CAT Meeting Notes for previous Summer 2016 CAT Meetings:

Ferneham Hall Tuesday 21st June  PDF (184 KB)

Summer 2016 CAT Meeting Presentation  PDF (2 MB)

Holy Rood Church, Stubbington Tuesday 28 June  PDF (190 KB)

Presentation (includes IFA2 update)  PDF (2 MB)

Catisfield Memorial Hall, Wednesday 29 June  PDF (169 KB)

Victory Hall, Warsash, Tuesday 12 July  PDF (185 KB)

Portchester Community School, Wednesday 20 July  PDF (181 KB)

Presentation  PDF (2 MB)

IFA2 Planning Application Meeting on 23 May 2016

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.

Holy Rood Church Notes PDF (196 KB)

Presentation PDF (3 MB)


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