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.
In response to concerns raised by residents and local businesses a special CAT meeting was held on Wednesday 12 June about drug use in the town centre, the issues this causes and the positive steps that are being taken by community safety partners.
The meeting was a chance for residents and businesses to raise their concerns, find out what the Council, Police and other agencies are doing to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour associated with drug use and discuss how everyone can work together to keep the town centre a safe place to visit.
The meeting was being held in the Octagon Room, Ferneham Hall from 6-7:30pm on Wednesday 12 June, and it was attended by approximately 140 residents.
The notes from the meeting will be made available online shortly.
For more information about the CAT meeting, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Consultation and Engagement team on 01329 824335.
As well as the opportunity to find out what is happening in your area and to ask questions of Councillors, this Summer's CAT meetings will be an opportunity to learn about the current consultation on the Council's Draft Local Plan.
You'll be able to hear more about the issues and options that the Council is considering as it plans future development in Fareham to meet increased Government housing targets, ask questions of Councillors and the planning team and give your views.
The Summer CAT meetings will take place on the following dates:
Residents will also be able to attend an exhibition before each meeting from 2:30pm to 6pm, where you can find out more about the issues and options consultation and talk to members of the planning team.
There will also be a number of 'pop-up' exhibitions across the Borough where you can find out more about the current consultation on the Council's Draft Local Plan:
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 email@example.com
The Council held a Community Action Team (CAT) meeting at Fareham Innovation Centre on 7 March to discuss the vision for Daedalus over the next 3-5 years. The notes and presentation from the CAT meeting are listed below:
The Council held two Community Action Team (CAT) meetings to discuss the planning application for the Welborne Garden Village. The notes and presentations from the CAT meetings are listed below:
Exhibitions were also held before the meeting from 6-7pm where residents had an opportunity to read the banners in detail and ask Officers questions. . The CAT meetings lasted from 7-8.30pm. Exhibition banners were also on display at Fareham Shopping Centre until March 1st.
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.