The Special CAT Meetings are an opportunity to discuss a 'Hot topic' in an engagement event such as a focus meeting or public meeting. Listening to your views is essential to the Council to provide better services. If you are interested in putting forward a 'Hot topic' for the Council to discuss in a Special CAT then please contact the Consultation team on 01329 844409 or alternatively you can email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Following the consultation regarding the installation of Aeronautical Ground Lighting (AGL) at Solent Airport, an Exhibition and CAT Meeting was held at Fareham Innovation Centre on 6 September. The exhibition looked at the illustrious history of Daedalus, the significant changes which have taken place in recent years, as well as the Council's ambitions plans for the future. This was followed by a CAT Meeting which gave the public an opportunity to learn more about Daedalus and have their questions responded to.
Please find a PDF version of the exhibition banners here (7 MB).
A recorded version of the Presentation and Q&A is live on our YouTube Channel .
In response to concerns raised by residents and local businesses about the increase in homelessness, drug and alcohol abuse and anti-social behaviour in Fareham Town Centre a request was made to hold a Special CAT meeting. The first of these meetings took place on 12 June 2019 and was attended by approximately 150 residents. Speakers included the Executive Leader of the Council Cllr Woodward, representatives from Hampshire Police, NHS Inclusion and local support organisation 'Two Saints'.
Meeting notes from Wednesday 12 June 2019 (852 KB)
Later on Tuesday 15 October 2019 the progress on actions were reviewed and agencies and residents came together to share methods on moving forwards. The meeting took place in the Solent Room at Ferneham Hall and was attended by approximately 170 residents.
Report from Tuesday 15 October meeting (254 KB)
We said we would get answers to all the questions asked at the meeting. These can be found in the report above.
Summaries of the presentations are in the report, the full presentations are below:
Cllr Woodward (Executive Leader of the Council) (130 KB)
Chief Inspector Mark Lewis (Hampshire Police) (922 KB)
Gwennan Harrison Jones (Cams Hill School) (1 MB)
Cams Hill School video
Please find a transcript and description of the video here.
Here are the full comments from the roundtable discussions by Question type (77 KB) or by theme (101 KB)
These are the results of the table top survey (517 KB) on people's experience of anti-social behaviour.
The Council held a Community Action Team (CAT) meeting at Fareham Innovation Centre on Thursday 7 March 2019 to discuss the vision for Daedalus over the next 3-5 years. The vision sets out the achievements since 2015 and the future for the Solent Airport site. The meeting was attended by approximately 120 residents.
Daedalus Vision Review document brochure (3 MB)
IFA2 is an electricity interconnector. It's a connection between the electricity transmission systems of different countries. The interconnector will be capable of exchanging 1,000MW of power between Britain and France, enough to run around over 1,000,000 homes. There have been two special CAT meetings held about IFA2 and both of these took place at Holy Rood Church in Stubbington. The first meeting took place on Monday 23 May 2016 about the initial planning application submitted from National Grid and the Planned Energy Infrastructure Project.
The second Special CAT meeting took place on Monday 24 July 2017 to discuss a further two Planning Applications submitted from National Grid. The applications included the detailed designs for the IFA2 converter station and a new area of public space to be created around the converter station site. Around 160 residents attended the meeting at Holy Rood Church, Stubbington. A presentation provided information on the ways that people could have had their say.
On Tuesday 5 December 2017 recommendations enabling National Grid's IFA2 development to proceed to construction stage were given the go-ahead. The agreement allows National Grid to lease the land required for the project.
For more information about IFA2 and its status of development then please visit the webpage produced by National Grid
The Council held a series of special CAT meetings in areas closeby to the development site allocated to Welborne. This was part of a consultation process which started on 10 January 2017 and lasted until 10 April 2017. In April 2017 the Council received an Outline Planning Application for up to 6,000 homes at Welborne Garden Village. The public meetings focused on the main proposals of the planning application, the types of issues that the Council will consider when assessing the application and how people can have their say.
Meeting notes from Ferneham Hall on 26 April (781 KB)
Meeting notes from Funtley Social Club on 28 April (770 KB)
Meeting notes from Knowle Village Hall on 5 May (234 KB)
Meeting notes from Wickham Centre on 8 May (204 KB)
The Council asked Buckland Development Limited to revise their 2017 planning application after finding it didn't fulfil the expectation of what was acquired. It was then re-opened for comments when further information was submitted in from 2 August to 30 August 2019. Two special CAT meetings took place to update residents on the changes to the planning application.
Meeting notes from Knowle Village Hall on 1 February 2019 (129 KB)
Meeting notes from Ferneham Hall on 12 February 2019 (150 KB)
Revised Welborne Planning Application Presentation (2 MB)
On 16 October 2019, the Planning Committee of Fareham Borough Council resolved to grant the outline planning permission for Welborne Garden Village. A detailed planning agreement will now be finalised over the coming months. The press release can be viewed here.
Persimmon Homes has appealed the Council's decision to refuse its planning application to develop land and to build 120 homes with access from Cranleigh Road along the public space and open area. A Special CAT meeting was held to give the public the opportunity to learn in detail about the planning application and how to comment and/or take part in the Public Inquiry. The meeting took place at Wicor Primary School on 17 October 2016.
On 24 April 2017 the Cranleigh Road Planning Appeal was refused. More information about the press release can be viewed here.